The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall

Britain's Duchess of Cornwall practised her sign language skills at a charity gala last night (21.01.14).

The royal hosted a concert for pioneering charity I Can at St James' Palace and greeted a children's choir with speech and language difficulties by singing "hello".

The kids from Meath School in Ottershaw, Surrey, were led by choirmaster Gareth Malone and performed a rendition of Louis Armstrong's 'What A Wonderful World' with help from the London Chamber Orchestra, according to the Western Daily Press.

Eleanor, 10, told the newspaper: "The palace is giant and performing for the Duchess was awesome. I'm going to be really famous for singing with lots of fans."

Tristan, also 10, added: "At first I was scared but then I got used to it and enjoyed it."

The event was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of I Can, which aims to help children with communication problems.

The night also raised awareness for their Million Lost Voices appeal, which has made over £2 million since it was set up in 2011 by patron Dame Judi Dench.

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