CHILDREN supported by Helen & Douglas House visited the Duchess of Cornwall for some festive fun today. 

The Duchess has been helping to raise money for the charity through the sale of honey through Fortnum & Mason this Christmas. 

Children and families supported by Helen & Douglas House and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity were invited to decorate the tree, as well as meet Santa's reindeer. 

The Duchess is a patron and keen supporter of Helen & Douglas House.

Camilla told guests that the annual event always signalled "the start of Christmas".

She added: "I haven't thought about it before today, but I come in and see the tree and the children and everything and it just gets me in a Christmas mood."

The Oxford Times: