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Camilla was joined by well-known figures including actor Hugh Bonneville and television personality David Walliams who read out the bronze, silver, and gold-winning stories for each of the two age groups.
BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words asks children aged 5-13 to put pen to paper and compose an original work of fiction using no more than 500 words.
"But they were just the most recent in a long line of memorable royal occasions in this historic place."She continued, "Windsor Castle is the longest-occupied castle in the world.
Share your thoughts with us on Twitter using #500Words.Recycling, natural disasters and, slightly alarmingly, the end of the world loomed large over the entries.Unsurprisingly, the animal kingdom also remained a popular trope, with dogs, cats, birds (especially seagulls) and wolves popping up again and again.We love reading the funny, exciting and creative stories that kids from the ages of 5-13 have written.This year's exciting live final will be at Hampton Court Palace - you can listen to the whole show on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show from 6.30am.Harrison Jones also shared what it was like meeting Camilla. "She was saying well done and congratulating me and saying she liked reading my story a lot," she said. The shortlisted stories for this year have now been revealed, and you can read them all on the website.There are two different age categories, and there are 28 stories in each group.Each year, 10 million Radio 2 listeners tune in for the live final, and there will be a whole host of celebrity and musical guests.Last year's winners were announced at a fantastic live show at the Tower of London, and their stories were read aloud by a starry list of celebs including David Suchet, Jenny Agutter and David Walliams! Do you know any children who entered the competition this year?