The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall

Britain's Duchess of Cornwall has shown her support for an anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) campaign.

Camilla gave charity Daughters of Eve's work the "royal seal of approval" during a reception for the upcoming Southbank Centre's Women of the World (WOW) festival, according to The Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Nimco Ali, who founded the organisation in 2010, said: "Camilla said she thinks the campaign is terrific and she heard about the stuff we're doing. She said she was impressed with the work and wanted more information about the campaign.

"I want to build the momentum. We're starting a conversation and we're breaking the cycle. My ultimate aim is that by the time my niece is eight - she's three now - there won't be a risk of FGM. I want to break that cycle and for her to say later: 'You had to actually do that [fight against FGM]?' She's the first person not to be cut in the family."

Around 60 women taking part in the festival, which starts on March 5 and is now in its fourth year, also attended the Clarence House reception ahead of the event, including economist Vicky Pryce and Everyday Sexism Project founder Laura Bates.

Camilla took the time to speak to guests including three students from Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets, east London, which she visited last year.