The Duchess of Cornwall gets baking with Jamie Oliver at Clarence House

The Duchess of Cornwall put her culinary skills to the test as she joined famed British chef Jamie Oliver for a baking feat in the kitchens at Clarence House on Wednesday (Feb. 22).

Camilla was on hand to launch The Great Get Together challenge. To kick off the event the duo were invited to decorate a few of the 140 mouth-watering cupcakes - created by chefs Meera and Stuart – with vanilla toppings and rice paper Union flag butterflies, to be served to the guests.

First to take on the challenge was Jamie, who revealed he was "happy to take the reins". The food guru had no problem showing off his impressive skills but when it came to Camilla's turn, she admitted: "Icing has never quite been my forte." Although a few of her cake decorations turned out larger than expected, Prince Charles' wife wasn't fazed. "I'm doing my own, err, unique style," she quipped when someone pointed out the difference between two of her creations.


Jamie joined the Duchess of Cornwall for the fun-filled reception.

When the baking fun was over, Camilla took time to thank those who had attended and share a heart-warming tribute to late politician Jo Cox, who was tragically murdered last year in London. "I don't want to make a speech but I would like all of you who have got a glass in their hand to raise it and drink a toast to the Big Lunch and The Great Get Together and may it go from strength to strength," said Camilla. "I also hope and know that wherever Jo is now she would be looking down proudly and seeing what a wonderful job you are doing."

The Duchess of Cornwall put her baking skills to the test and iced some cupcakes.

The Great Get Together is set to take place over the weekend of June 17-18, with tens of thousands of community get-togethers being planned across the nation from barbecues and picnics to street parties. The event is a collaboration between The Big Lunch and the Jo Cox Foundation, for which Camilla is a patron.

"I love the way food brings people together to break bread," Jamie later remarked. "I, like most people, was affected by Jo's death and a year on this is a chance to turn a terrible negative into a positive. Everyone is so excited about it and seems to be joining in."

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