Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has been hailed as a feminist.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

The royal was praised by author Kathy Lette for taking on a number of causes that champion women's rights at a reception at Clarence House this week.

Kathy said: "Camilla is a feminist, you can tell by the causes she supports.

"She surrounds herself with strong women, strong female friends. She's earthy, she's witty, she's wise and deliciously self-deprecating.

"I don't know that she calls herself a feminist, but her behaviour is certainly of one. I would say she is a feminist, for sure."

Camilla is President of the Women of the World (WOW) Festival, which celebrates the achievements of females all over the world.

WOW founder Jude Kelly, also praised the royal, saying: "We know that it's not been easy for women in the public domain, particularly, with the ferocious spotlight on them, to talk about subjects frankly.

"But look at our president, look at what she speaks about and how she speaks about it. She takes no prisoners."