Hundreds of people lined the streets of Lostwithiel as Prince Charles and Camilla arrived back in Cornwall this morning to conclude their visit to the county.
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, was treated to a special performance of ‘Happy Birthday’ by Lostwithiel Town Band in Parade Square, watched on by the cheering crowds.
They took in three engagements – including a tour of the newly-restored Duchy Palace, where he met those involved with the restoration work. They the unveiled a plaque to mark the re-opening of the building.
Sian Cornish, one of three tenants of the Duchy Palace, who runs Lancaster & Cornish organic fabrics, spoke with Prince Charles and presented him with a bunting kit.
And hinted that it could be used for Kate and William’s imminent new arrival.
“He asked if it could go on a pram,” she explained.
“I said it was perhaps more suitable for a cot.”
Camilla then went over to Lostwithiel’s Drill Hall, used by Lostwithiel's Army Cadet Detachment, where she met representatives of three of Her Royal Highness’s charities - the Cornwall Air Ambulance, Shelterbox and the Cornwall Community Foundation, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.
And Camilla was then treated to a rendition of Happy Birthday by Lostwithiel Town Band – and a birthday cake – as the crowds cheered.