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Sarah, Duchess Of York Visits Denver, Reads To School Children

DENVER (CBS4)- Sarah Duchess of York is in Denver and made some time in her busy schedule to read to school children. The Duchess of York is the keynote speaker at a Junior League of Denver fundraiser on Friday night.

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She started her day on Friday meeting some students at Schmitt Elementary School.

The Duchess read from one of the dozens of children's books that she has written over the years. Proceeds from those books go to the construction of schools in remote areas. The Duchess believes that education is essential for all children.

"We had 82 home-based schools underground because girls weren't allowed to be educated and I felt really strongly that everybody should have the right to be educated," said the Duchess of York.

The Duchess refused to take questions about her ex-husband or the royal family.

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