Britain's Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, has opened her Clarence House home to supporters of the War Memorials Trust.
It's nice not to forget those who are no longer alive
The Duchess - who is married to Prince Charles - held the event in aid of the little-known conservation charity, of which she is patron.
British Army officer Andrew Dobson - who is running the London Marathon in aid of the trust - spoke to the Duchess at the function.
He said: "She asked how often I'm running and how many miles I'm up to. It's fantastic to be running for fallen soldiers as opposed to those still serving.
"It's nice not to forget those who are no longer alive. It remembers people that have done their service and the freedom that our forefathers have given us.
"I'm doing as much as I can to help them. I hope to raise the equivalent of two runners, possibly three runners."
The War Memorials Trust protects and conserves the UK's 100,000 war memorials.
Other charities of which The Duchess is patron include the Animal Care Trust and the Cornwall Community Foundation.
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