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QUIRKY NEWS & CORNY CRIMINALS

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Camilla’s Luck

Camilla Parker-Bowles has been having a bit of bad luck recently. Last Christmas, Camilla (also known as the Duchess of Cornwall) was due to turn on the Christmas lights at London’s Burlington Arcade, which was first opened in 1819. Camilla was given a cord to pull in order to turn on the lights. After a countdown from shoppers, she yanked on the cord, but it came off in her hand and the lights failed to come on.

In another incident, Camilla was invited to an unveiling ceremony for a homeless charity in Plymouth. It was supposed to be straightforward: all she had to do was pull on a string and a curtain would open, revealing a plaque. However, as she pulled on the string, the plaque fell down and broke.

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