THE Queen Consort has weighed in on the controversy against political correctness after “woke” edits were made to Roald Dahl kids’ books.
Camilla, 75, speaking on the stairs of her home Clarence House in London, urged authors to resist curbs on freedom of expression.
Camilla, 75, urged authors to resist curbs on freedom of expressionCredit: AFP
Puffin Books have edited passages deemed offensive from Dahl’s much-loved work, such as removing the word “fat” when describing Augustus Gloop, from Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, below.
The Queen Consort stepped into the row on the second anniversary of her online Reading Room — and also announced a new book charity.
She told the assembled authors: “Thank you, on behalf of book-lovers and book clubs everywhere, for everything you do to promote a love of literature.
“Please remain true to your calling, unimpeded by those who may wish to curb the freedom of your expression or impose limits on your imagination.”
As the guests cheered “Hear, hear!”, Camilla added: “Enough said.”
The new Queen’s Reading Room charity will host a literary festival in June at Hampton Court Palace.
Speakers will include actress Dame Judi Dench, 88, and authors Kamila Shamsie, 49, Ben Macintyre, 59, and Ken Follett, 73.
Historian David Olusoga, 53 — who appeared in Harry and Meghan’s Netflix series — will also be there.
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