'Two future Queens!': Royal fans delighted as Camilla and Kate carry out first joint engagement

The Duchesses of Cornwall and Cambridge have carried out their first engagement together and royal fans are thrilled.

Despite both being key figures in the Royal Family, Camilla and Kate have never carried out a joint engagement without their husbands there too.

They are frequently together at big family gatherings – like Royal Ascot or Trooping the Colour – but a video call with children’s hospices in the UK is the first time they have worked together as a duo.

The video went down a treat with royal fans on social media, as fans were thrilled to see the two future queen consorts working together.

One said: “Absolutely love this! Two future queen consorts working together.”

One tweeted: “More joint engagements please between Charles/Camilla and William/Catherine. What an amazing fab four they are.”

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Another added: “Lovely to see Kate & Camilla working together to show how hospices have adapted!”

Another said: “Love seeing the future Queens working together.”

One added: “They both seemed very relaxed and caring, nice to see them work together, Camilla and Catherine are a great team.”

On Instagram, a fan said: “Camilla and Kate are Working together. I Love to See this.”

Another added: “Wonderful work future queens.”

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Camilla became a senior royal when she married Prince Charles in 2005, and over the years has built up more and more engagements.

While Kate and Prince William married in 2011, they did not immediately jump into royal work. However the coronavirus pandemic and the forced change to engagements has seen the couple come even more to the forefront of the Royal Family.

Camilla, 72, and Kate, 38, may both be future queen consorts, but their royal work is focussed in different areas, which could be part of the reason they rarely work directly together.

LOUGHBOROUGH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visit the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall to meet patients and staff on February 11, 2020 in Loughborough, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Camilla and Kate on an engagement in February with Charles and William. (Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (3L) and his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2R) talk with his father Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (2L) during their visit to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) in Loughborough, central England on February 11, 2020. - The DMRC currently provides services to a small group of veterans in the form of the Complex Prosthetic Assessment Clinic (CPAC), which is a joint MOD and NHS England commissioned outpatient clinic. (Photo by Richard Pohle / POOL / AFP) (Photo by RICHARD POHLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
The two couples seemed to have a great time on the visit together. (Getty Images)

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Camilla has done lots of work on tackling domestic abuse and working with survivors, whereas Kate’s focus has been early years development and mental health.

But their joint patronages of children’s hospices allowed them join forces to mark Children’s Hospice Week.

The duchesses also joined the dukes in an engagement in February, when they visited military personnel in Loughborough, playing wheelchair basketball.

The women are often seen next to one another in carriages at Trooping the Colour and Royal Ascot too.