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Duchess of Cornwall has wow factor at equality festival

By Tony Jones

The Duchess of Cornwall was dubbed a 'feminist' as she hosted a reception for a global festival championing gender equality.

Author Kathy Lette described Camilla as a supporter of women's rights during the event which celebrated the annual Women Of The World (WOW) Festival yesterday.

The Duchess, who is president of WOW, welcomed a host of famous faces to Clarence House, her official London residence, including Clare Balding, Dame Jenni Murray, Amanda Wakeley and Theresa May.

Ms Lette, speaking about Camilla, said: "I would say she's a feminist for sure, just look at this event for a group of diverse, outspoken women."

The Duchess has been a long-term supporter of Wow, now in its sixth year, and has also worked for a number of years to raise awareness about the devastating effects of rape.

Southbank Centre's Women Of The World festival has grown to become a global network of festivals which champion gender equality, celebrating the achievements of women and girls everywhere and examining the obstacles which stop them from fulfilling their potential.

Wow is the largest women's festival in the world with events involving one million people across five continents. The festival began yesterday and runs until Sunday.

In London, it features talks and debates on a range of gender-related issues, led by speakers such as Sandi Toksvig, Baroness Lawrence and Charlotte Church.

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