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Duchess Camilla gets Count Dracula vampire’ necklace

PUBLISHED: 14:38 06 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:40 05 October 2010

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George Bodnar

A NECKLACE inspired by the vampire Count Dracula has been presented to the Duchess of Cornwall by artist Vanessa Scully. The necklace is probably designed to protect against vampire bites

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A NECKLACE inspired by the vampire Count Dracula has been presented to the Duchess of Cornwall by artist Vanessa Scully.

The necklace is probably designed to protect against vampire bites.

Vanessa, 26, met Prince Charles (pictured) when she represented The Prince’s Trust at a Buckingham Palace garden party to launch a new youth scheme.

That was the chance to give him one of her button designs she made in her workshop at in London’s East End for Camilla.

JEWELLERY LABEL

“I told Prince Charles about my new jewellery label,” she said.

“I had prepared a gift for Camilla from my new collection inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

“He called out to Camilla, Darling, darling come and see what I have got for you.’

“It was a very special moment for me.”

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Vanessa later received a letter at her workshop in Bethal Green signed by the Duchess, personally thanking her for the Dracula’ gift.

Her Fine Buttons’ luxury jewellery label features recycled, vintage and antique buttons in bold, feminine designs. The gift to Camilla was from her Three Brides’ collection.

The Prince’s Trust Business Programme has helped 74,000 disadvantaged youngsters into business since 1983. But needs £1 million a month to continue its Business Programme.

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