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CAMILLA, Duchess of Cornwall, has carried out her first full engagement as Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles since taking over this role from Prince Philip.

PUBLISHED: 12:07, Mon, Sep 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 13:18, Mon, Sep 7, 2020

Camilla donned a Rifles green coat dress and a bugle brooch as she carried out the historic engagement. To honour their new Colonel-in-Chief, The Rifles gave the Duchess of Cornwall a special fanfare as she arrived at Beachley Barracks in Chepstow.  

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This face-to-face engagement was carried out in line with the safety measures still in place in the UK to quash the spread of coronavirus. 

After the warm welcome, Camilla met soldiers from the 1st Regiment at the Barracks while staying a safe two-metre distance. 

Neither the Duchess nor the people attending the engagement wore face masks. 

However, the event took place outside, where Government guidelines don't require Britons to use face coverings.  

camilla duchess cornwall prince philip colonel in chief the rifles royal family newsCamilla carried out her first royal engagement as Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles today (Image: GETTY)

camilla duchess cornwall prince philip colonel in chief the rifles royal family newsCamilla meeting the child of one of the members of The Rifles's 1st Battalion (Image: GETTY)

One sweet snap taken during the event depicted the Duchess speaking to a soldier and his young child. 

Royal fans enthused over Camilla's return to work after a brief break spent at her Scottish home in Birkhall. 

Twitter user Cathy wrote: "Camilla is best example ever that just keeping on doing your job is what earns respect and admiration." 

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camilla duchess cornwall prince philip colonel in chief the rifles royal family newsThis marked Camilla's first full engagement as Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles (Image: GETTY)

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Sapphire blue added on the social media platform: "Camilla is doing a wonderful job". 

Similarly, royal fan Kayla Adams wrote: "Great successor, she looks lovely". 

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