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27/05/2013 08:40 BST | Updated 27/05/2013 08:43 BST

Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall, To Speak French For Speech On First Official Solo International Engagement

The Duchess of Cornwall will embark on her first official solo international engagement when she begins a two-day trip to Paris on Monday, and will show no fear despite being alone, making her first speech in French, the Telegraph reports.

Camilla briefly lived and studied in French capital during the 1960s and attended a Swiss finishing school for two years.

She will be travelling to Paris primarily on behalf of her charity Emmaus UK, which has its roots in France and of which she has been patron since 2006.

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Camilla arriving in Paris

The charity supports former homeless people by giving them a home within one of the Emmaus Communities, as well as work in one of its social enterprises, to help them get back on their feet and rebuild their lives.

Camilla will travel by train to Paris and visit two Emmaus Communities to learn more about the origins of the charity and recent developments in social enterprise, and to see what lessons Emmaus UK and its French counterpart - the largest and most renowned arm of the international Emmaus movement - can learn from each other.

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Camilla arrived on the Eurostar

The royal will also undertake a number of other public engagements in Paris, including attending a reception hosted by ambassador Sir Peter Ricketts to celebrate British people who have made their mark in France.

On Tuesday Camilla, as patron of British Equestrian Federation, will visit the Garde Republicaine, where she will view an equestrian display and meet members of the Garde and their families.

The Duchess will also visit a French market, take a tour of the Louvre and visit the workshop of one of the leading French couture houses.