The 74-year-old royal and 24-year-old former Love Island star met with survivors of sexual violence on Thursday to hear their stories as part of Sexual Violence and Sexual Violence Awareness Week.
Camilla and Zara who stunned with a floor-length BRITs ball gown earlier this weekposed for photos of the London event, which follows an NHS campaign to highlight support available through sexual violence referral centers or SARCs.
Zara wore a sleek black jumpsuit over a white long-sleeved top as she wore her long blonde hair in loose waves for the event, while smiling at the wife of Prince Charles, who recently announced the queen will be allowed to use the title Queen Consort.
Camilla, meanwhile, wore a long black skirt and a navy blue blazer over a white blouse as she appeared at the event with the influencer and TV presenter.
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The campaign has a personal connection with host Zara, who spoke openly about her own experience in last year’s BBC documentary “Revealing the Culture of Rape.”
Posting a photo from the event on Instagram, Zara explained more about the campaign and why she chose to join.
The presenter wrote: “Today I joined the Duchess of Cornwall on a visit to the SARC in London. If you or someone you know has been the victim of an attack or abuse, please continue reading, because we hope this post will be informative for you.
“Today we talked about so many important topics and shared our stories, but I wanted to shed light on the sheer size of the messages I received from so many brave people about their attacks and abuses, following my first two documentaries.
“Some of them have been raped, abused (both recently and historically) and are seriously scarred by their experiences, they feel vulnerable and cannot talk to anyone and do not know where to turn. I want to make sure that I signal to all those who have taken this bold step to send me a message to their nearest SARC.
“SARC, short for Center for Recommended Sexual Assault, is a safe place to go if you have been abused or attacked. It doesn’t matter WHEN your attack happened, it doesn’t matter WHO you are, whether you are a man, a woman, LGBTQ, it doesn’t matter.
“An attack is an attack, and abuse is abuse. SARCs provide safe space and special care through the NHS. They are located throughout the country and offer specialized practical, medical and emotional support 24/7. SARCs offer a range of services, including crisis care, medical and forensic examinations, emergency contraception and tests for sexually transmitted infections.
“They can also arrange access to an independent sexual violence counselor, as well as referrals to mental health support and services to support the voluntary sexual violence sector. There is no pressure to continue your attack beyond SARC. The result can be entirely driven by YOU, whether you want to talk to the police or not.
“They are there to hold your hand, no matter what the outcome is. Thank you to the amazing NHS for your hard work. Thanks to the women who bravely shared their stories today, and thanks to the Duchess; the future queen, for being so passionate about it and for giving us the opportunity today to continue to insist on awareness in this area, together. ”
The appearance of Camilla and Zara together is not their first meeting, as the couple was photographed together last month as part of campaign of the event in connection with the charity Refuge.
Although Zara has gained fame on the Island of Love, she recently told how she chose to leave reality television to focus on her work in documentaries.
In an interview with The sun last December, Zara said: “I definitely gave up on reality. I stopped doing reality about a year ago.
“I closed this chapter of my life. I did it for three years and now it’s time for the next chapter of my life. I’m not going back to Made In Chelsea.”
Zara also spoke about the horror she experienced when she and her family were inundated with death threats and brutal violence online.
Speaking about dealing with death threats, the brunette beauty said: “It’s disgusting and scary.
It’s weird how hard you have to be for that.
The model added that while she has undergone therapy, she can only help “so much”.
“You’re the one who has to live with this day after day,” Zara said.
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Camilla and Zara McDermott join forces for Sexual Awareness Week campaign
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