The Duchess of Cornwall Attends Reception for The Anne Frank Trust

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The Duchess of Cornwall during a visit to view the 'Artemisia' and 'Titian: Love Desire Death' exhibitions at the National Gallery in London, on its first day of reopening following the second national coronavirus lockdown.

 THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL WILL MARK HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY AND THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PUBLICATION OF ANNE FRANK’S DIARY 

Thursday 20th January 2022 

The Duchess of Cornwall will attend a reception for the Anne Frank Trust at the InterContinental London Park Lane, One Hamilton Place, Hamilton Place, London W1J 7QY. 

Upon arrival, The Duchess will be received by the Lord-Lieutenant, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, and by Tim Robertson, Chief Executive of the Anne Frank Trust, who will escort Her Royal Highness to a reception. 

Here, Her Royal Highness will be introduced to Eva Schloss MBE, step-sister of Anne Frank and Honorary President of the Anne Frank Trust UK as well as other Holocaust survivors and guest speaker, Dame Joanna Lumley. 

The Duchess will be seated between Eva Schloss and Dame Joanna to watch a brief presentation by 15 young people from three schools: Brinsworth Academy, Rotherham; Grove Academy, Dundee and Oaks Park High School, Redbridge, London. 

Her Royal Highness will then join guests in the Ballroom where she will take part in a candle-lighting ceremony alongside Eva Schloss; Annabel Schild, daughter of Kindertransportee Rolf Schild; Azeem Rafiq, former England under-19 Cricket Captain; Katie Amess, daughter of the late Sir David Amess MP and Michelle Parker, survivor of a mass shooting in Plymouth. 

The Duchess will be presented with an inscribed copy of Anne Frank’s Diary before giving a short speech. 

The Anne Frank Trust UK, is hosting its annual lunch to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and the 75th anniversary of the publication of Anne Frank’s diary. 

The event includes an original creative performance by the charity’s Anne Frank Young Ambassadors working with Blind Summit Theatre and a candle-lighting ceremony in memory of the Holocaust and other genocides, as well as victims of modern day hate crime. 

This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day theme is ‘One day’ which reflects the charity’s hopes for a world without prejudice or genocide. Holocaust Memorial Day officially takes place on Thursday 27th January 2022. 

The Anne Frank Trust is an education charity that empowers young people aged 10 to 15 to challenge all forms of prejudice, inspired by the life and work of Anne Frank. Through workshops in schools, online learning and a young ambassadors programme, the Trust reached 41,000 young people across the UK in 2021. Independent research shows that 92.5% of these young people develop more positive attitudes to groups of people different from themselves. The social disruption caused by Covid makes this work more vital than ever. Founded in 1991 by friends of Anne Frank’s father, the Trust is the official UK partner of the Anne Frank House Amsterdam. 

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