Camilla opens new Maggie's centre
The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken of her pride at opening a new cancer support centre, as she was joined for the official launch by the Queen of Norway.
Camilla and Queen Sonja were in Aberdeen to open the Maggie's Elizabeth Montgomerie Building next to the city's Royal Infirmary hospital. Camilla has been president of the cancer charity since 2008 and has visited many of its 17 centres.
The royal pair toured the new building, which they first saw plans for during a previous meeting in Oslo, and broke a Kransekake, a Norwegian celebration cake, to mark the opening. They also met Maggie's staff, supporters and fundraisers, and unveiled a commemorative stone.
The Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation, set up by golfer Colin Montgomerie in memory of his mother who died of cancer in 1991, helped to fund the centre by setting up an appeal. Montgomerie and members of his family attended the event.
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Two girls, Leigh Bonthrone, 15, and Jemma Findlay, eight, presented bouquets.
Addressing guests, Camilla said: "As a very, very proud patron of Maggie's, I just want to thank everyone here today for everything they have done to make this building so special. These places are the most uplifting places you could ever be, and you come out feeling better. That is surely the point of Maggie's. You see so many smiling faces and that is what you want if you're facing this terrible disease."