Camilla

Camilla

The Duchess has asked that the cancelled engagements are rearranged for another date

Britain's Duchess of Cornwall has acute bronchitis.

Camilla - the wife of Prince Charles - has cancelled two days of official engagements because of the illness but hopes to reschedule them.

She was due to visit Devon and Somerset today (26.03.09) and Wiltshire tomorrow (27.03.09) but has been ordered to rest by doctors after contracting the mild infection.

A Clarence House spokeswoman said: "The Duchess of Cornwall has acute bronchitis and has cancelled her engagements on Thursday March 26 and Friday March 27 on her doctor's advice.

"The Duchess has asked that the cancelled engagements are rearranged for another date."

Other later events may also be scrapped depending on Camilla's recovery.

She had been due to open a healthy bones service at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, present medals to medical personnel at HMS Drake and meet staff and supporters of the Exmoor Pony Centre in Dulverton, Somerset.

Among the events cancelled for Friday are the openings of a primary and nursery school in Trowbridge and a sports and community pavilion in Box, Corsham.


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