• Royal sleep-over

    Lovely to be home after a meet-up with the Royal Family lookey-likeys. It's strange how, when you work with them regularly, they become a rather surreal add-on to one's own family. It's good to find out what everyone has been up to, especially the Queen who is always incredibly busy. Quite how she does it I do not know! (My husband is now used to me saying, "Oh, lovely! An e-mail from the Queen" or "Oh goody, a text from Kate". Most people would think my list of phone contacts rather odd as I have Prince Charles, Kate, Queen, Princess Anne and so on.)

    Sadly I am still sworn to secrecy about what we were up to which is always so difficult when you've just had an amazing time and you're bursting to tell someone. Hopefully it won't be long before I can share the details. I do have to say that it was the most luxurious of venues where some very wealthy people were enjoying themselves, so the odd Royal walking through their midst did excite them somewhat! We rather enjoyed keeping them guessing too!

    Lovely too to be invited to stay with the Duchess of Cambridge. Much nicer than being in a hotel all alone. Gabriella always makes me most welcome and also manages a little personal touch. This time it was the knitted version of the Royals, cleverly created by her sister. I thought Camilla was adorable and have already commissioned one.

    What was even more amazing was sleeping in what we now call 'The Sherlock Bed'. This is a bed designed by Gabriella in her previous day-job which appeared in an episode of Sherlock recently. It really was wonderfully comfy and is apparently selling very well. (Is there no end to this girl's talents?)

    Before heading home I decided to treat myself to The National Portrait Gallery and of course had to see the portrait of Kate. It was much bigger than I'd imagined and yes, she does look rather mature, however it's a beautifully executed painting. There was also a lovely painting depicting a young Queen Elizabeth with her sister Margaret and their parents. A very intimate portrayal of the family taking tea together and very much a period piece.

    I'd had to leave my suitcase at the left luggage office at the station (£9 for the privelege). When I went to collect it the man behind the counter grinned and said, "You know, you look like somebody famous! Camilla!" "Really!" I replied. Later on the train an Italian woman did a double take and insisted that her husband came back to have a look at me! If only they knew!

    So, off to tidy up the contents of the suitcase and wonder what the next job will have in store!


Welcome to the blog for Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Lookalike, Jane Mosse. I hope to give you an insight into what life is like when the world thinks you look like someone else!

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