Camilla was pictured chatting with the Irish writer within the morning room of Clarence Home which is embellished with pale blue curtains and matching ornate chairs.
The pair mentioned O’Brien’s e book Lady, which the duchess picked as considered one of 4 works for season two of her Studying Room.
Camilla instructed O’Brien she was “very courageous” to put in writing Lady, which was impressed by the Nigerian schoolgirls who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in 2014.
After being quizzed by the duchess about why she selected the topic, O’Brien mentioned: “In the future, I used to be in a ready room, a health care provider’s ready room, and I learn a three-line piece of reports, abbreviated information.
“A lady, Amina was her title, was present in Sambisa Forest by vigilante.
“She had a child clinging to her, they’d no meals, she didn’t know her title, and he or she had misplaced her purpose.
“There after which – as a result of it’s humorous in regards to the incubation of a e book – there after which I assumed, ‘I’m going to put in writing that story’. So it was a leap at midnight, positively.”
Camilla replied: “It was a really courageous leap at midnight.”
O’Brien added: “It was courageous as a result of I’m not younger, nevertheless it was foolhardy as effectively. However I’ve no regrets about doing it.”
The duchess and O’Brien additionally spoke in regards to the writer’s well-known trilogy The Nation Women, which was banned in Eire within the Sixties.
It tells of the lives and loves of two women in rural Fifties Eire and Camilla instructed the writer: “It was fairly courageous to put in writing it then.”
O’Brien instructed the duchess how she penned the story out of loneliness.
“It did trigger a little bit of commotion, to place it mildly. Folks have been very offended and my household have been ashamed, and I had betrayed my nation and loads of tosh,” she mentioned.
“However on the time it damage very a lot. Folks say to me, ‘how might you’ve written that e book?’
“And I mentioned, ‘I’ve to let you know, I didn’t suppose there was something offensive in it. I wrote it out of a loneliness’.”
In addition to Lady, the opposite books chosen by Camilla for season two of her Studying Room are: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, The Pink Pocket book by Antoine Laurain, and The Secret Commonwealth from The Guide Of Mud trilogy by Philip Pullman.
Within the duchess’s morning room, a silver elephant decoration will be seen on high of a cupboard whereas framed images of Camilla and the Prince of Wales on their wedding ceremony day, collectively at Balmoral, and with the duchess’s household, stand on the desk.