Duchess Camilla has been named Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's new royal patron
Camilla's visit to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's (BDCH) Berkshire branch saw excitable Beth and Bluebell steal the show from their famous owner on the day she was named as the charity's new royal patron, succeeding the Queen.
First Beth gave an accomplished performance on the agility course for dogs, expertly darting between the weave polls, leaping over jumps and flying through a tunnel.
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Her Jack Russells Bet and Bluebell stole the show at the visit to the charity's Berkshire branch
Then both pets jumped on presenter Amanda Holden who was joined by her fellow BDCH celebrity supporter supermodel David Gandy at the charity's centre in Old Windsor.
Centre manager Kaye Mughal said: "Beth, she was very good at the course, she did really well considering she'd not seen it before.
Presenter Amanda Holden and supermodel David Gandy were present on the day
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"She saw her friend Bluebell when she got to the end and I think she was like 'I want to see her'. The Duchess was definitely enjoying it."
I want to thank the walkers, staff and volunteers who do such a wonderful job
Duchess of Cornwall
Both the pets are rescue dogs from the famous animal charity, with Camilla taking on Beth in 2011 from the organisation's famous London headquarters and Bluebell a year later.
The Duchess gave a short speech and joked about taking on her first rescue dog, saying: "I hope I will be patron of Battersea as long as I am standing.
Camilla's dogs are both rescue dogs from the animal charity
"After my first visit the inevitable happened. This is my fourth visit, my first to Windsor.
"I want to thank the walkers, staff and volunteers who do such a wonderful job."
During her visit, Camilla toured the catteries and kennels and met staff working at the in-house clinic.