Image courtesy of Clarence House

World Osteoporosis Day 2020

On 20 October 2020, Mohamed Amersi was invited by The Duchess of Cornwall to Clarence House to commemorate World Osteoporosis Day.

The Duchess of Cornwall has served as the President of the Royal Osteoporosis Society for the last 19 years. A charity close to her heart following the deaths of her mother and grandmother as a result of osteoporosis. This year, The Duchess recorded a poignant message for the Society and its members, highlighting the advancements made over time and reflecting back to when her mother and grandmother both suffered from osteoporosis, when there was much less information available to hand. The recorded speech by The Duchess of Cornwall can be viewed here.

The Duchess also hosted an intimate tea for the charity at Clarence House on World Osteoporosis Day, where Mohamed Amersi was one of the handful of invited guests.

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps. It affects 3.5m people in the UK.