Prince Charles and Camilla visit Royal Cornwall Show

A slice of Cornwall! Camilla samples the local delicacies as she joins Charles at a county show (and travels in style in a private buggy)

  • Charles and Camilla known as Duke and Duchess of Cornwall when in the county
  • The couple are visiting Cornwall today for busy day of royal engagements
  • They will visit Royal Cornwall Show before watching Prince’s Countryside Parade
  • Parade is held this year in honour of Prince’s birthday which falls in November

Charles and Camilla sampled local Cornish produce this morning as they kicked off a busy day of royal duties.

The couple, who are known as the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall when visiting the region, are touring the historic county as part of Charles’ extended 70th birthday celebrations ahead of his big day in November.

Camilla, 70, looked elegant in a blush pink dress coat teamed with a taupe handbag, while Charles was smart in a charcoal suit.

The couple began their day at the Royal Cornwall Show, an annual celebration of the very best in Cornish agriculture and food and has been running since 1793.

It will be the couple’s first visit for nine years, according to Cornwall Live. 

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Say cheese! Camilla, 70, could be seen sampling the local delicacies including a wheel of cheese after touching down at the Royal Cornwall Show on Thursday


The Duchess tries out some local produce. Camilla, 70, looked elegant in a blush pink dress coat teamed with a taupe handbag, while Charles was smart in a charcoal suit

Camilla took a particular interest in a stand that was selling freshly-baked cookies decorated with white chocolate chips and dark chocolate icing

Travelling in style: Evidently reluctant to enjoy the show on foot, Camilla got a lift in a buggy as she toured the Royal Cornwall Show

The three-day show, this year taking place from 7th – 9th June, is expected to attract around 120,000 visitors.

Charles has been Patron of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association (the organiser of the event) since 2002, while Camilla has been Vice President since 2011. 

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They will then watch the Prince’s Countryside Parade, with this year’s event held as special celebration of The Prince of Wales’s contribution to the countryside, environment and rural communities in the UK. 

In total, around 70 patronages will come together in a unique and colourful parade highlighting their work and achievements to date.

Colour coordination: The Duchess, who will turn 71 later this year, teamed a blush pink coat with a patterned dress, taupe handbag and beige court shoes featuring a block heel

Special visit: Charles and Camilla are touring as part of Charles’ extended 70th birthday celebrations throughout the summer ahead of his big day in November

Dressed to impress: Camilla, 70, looked elegant in a blush pink dress coat teamed with a taupe handbag, while Charles was smart in a charcoal suit


The royal, who turns 70 in November, chatted to staff and volunteers and was handed a programme for the Royal Cornwall Show shortly after arriving

Special occasion: The three-day show, this year taking place from 7th – 9th June, is expected to attract around 120,000 visitors

The parade will showcase broad themes including wildlife and conservation, native breeds, food and farming, and heritage and skills. 

The Prince’s Countryside Fund was established by The Prince of Wales in 2010 and aims to enhance the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life.

It provide more than £1.2million each year in grant funding to projects around the UK as well as commissioning research into issues affecting rural communities.

Additionally, it leads projects to strengthen farm business and helps communities in crisis through its Emergency Fund. 

Charles has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952. 

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