Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has reportedly been asked to forgo her annual cruise by royal advisers.

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Camilla, who is married to Prince Charles, and some of her close friends usually travel around the Mediterranean aboard luxurious yachts in the summer, but her trip has been shelved in order to cut costs.

A senior royal source told the Sunday Express: “Camilla has been told that she has to be aware of the national mood at a time when the whole country is tightening its belt.”

In the past, Camilla and her friends Fiona Lansdowne and Amanda Ward – occasionally joined by her sister, Annabel Elliot – have been entertained aboard a variety of expensive yachts.

They have holidayed on the Rio Rita, the gin palace owed by Greek shipping magnate Spiros Latsis, the Alexandros, also owned by the Latsis family, and the Leander, Sir Donald Gosling’s boat.

Charles and Camilla used the Leander for their tour of the Caribbean in March.

However, aides at Camilla and Charles’ London residence Clarence House have told Camilla photos of her on holiday would be “unhelpful to the ongoing cause of promoting our image”.