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VIDEO + PICTURES: Prince Charles and Camilla visit Cornwall

By CG_News  |  Posted: July 16, 2013

  • Prince Charles and Camilla visit Cornwall

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THE DUKE and Duchess of Cornwall have told how they are “waiting by the telephone” for news of their future grandchild.

Prince Charles and Camilla were in Cornwall today, for their annual visit to the county, but said they are hopeful of news soon on Kate and William’s baby.

They began their tour by first visiting Bude, where they took in the sights and sounds of the town centre before moving on to Bude Castle, where they viewed workshops of local craftspeople and met members of the community, the Bude Surf Life Saving Club, young sea kayakers and the RNLI by Bude Quay.

Camilla then left Charles and went off to Little Harbour, the Children’s Hospice South West centre at Porthpean, near St Austell.

There she met with staff and children who use the centre for respite care.

She also unveiled a plaque to commemorate her visit, where she was helped by 13-year-old Alex Smith, a spinal muscular astrophy sufferer.

She told the watching crowds: “I want to really congratulate all the team that have worked hard to make this such a special place.”

She said the public perception of hospices is that they are “sad places” but that the opposite was so often true, referring to Little Harbour as “just beautiful”.

On Kate and William’s imminent new arrival, she added: “We are all just waiting by the telephone. We are hopeful that by the end of the week he or she will be here.”

Later today they will visit Lostwithiel to host a reception to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Cornwall Crafts Association at the Duchy Nursery.

They will then be back in Lostwithiel on Wednesday to official open the newly-renovated Duchy Palace.

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  • Doitdreckley  |  July 21 2013, 9:42PM

    'British officials' want to use the 'royal' trick to take the gullible's focus away from wht is really happening in this country. We are not meant to be 'citizens', we are 'subjects'. The evidence of what you say is in fact that when there have been 'royal' weddings the number of visitors have gone down to the UK and London. During the William and Kat wedding I looked at the tat they had on sale in Sainsbury. It was manufactured in China!!

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  • Big_Ger  |  July 18 2013, 11:12AM

    BRITISH officials are hoping the impending royal birth will produce a bouncing baby buoy for the economy. With the Duchess of Cambridge due to give birth to an heir to the throne next month, it's time for citizens and groups to consider how to best mark the moment. Happy occasions often boost consumer confidence, sparking a spring in the step that leads right to the shopping mall for street party snacks, summer frocks and suntan lotion.

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  • Doitdreckley  |  July 18 2013, 9:54AM

    Are you sure you are not Charles because of your inability to develop an argument? I do not recall any BBC programming or new coverage on the advantages of a republic last year, nor will there be any scrutiny of the costs or privallege afforded to the new baby. Get real!

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  • Big_Ger  |  July 17 2013, 9:56PM

    Now you're just being silly.

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  • Doitdreckley  |  July 17 2013, 8:20PM

    Come come, during the jubilee last year did the BBC have any alternative programming promoting republicanism? More importantly there was no air time given to republicanism.

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  • Big_Ger  |  July 17 2013, 10:13AM

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  • Big_Ger  |  July 17 2013, 10:03AM

    "Debate is supressed"? Oh please, don't make me laugh.. Here we go, a list of well known republicans in the UK, are thes people's views "supressed"? http://tinyurl.com/l3d4tn

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  • Doitdreckley  |  July 17 2013, 10:00AM

    Partly of course BG because debate is supressed and the alternative view - held by a fifth to a quarter of the population - is not given 'air' time. I cannot see how it will be celebrated and enjoyed. Its a meaningless event for me: you won't 'enjoy' it unless you are invited around to the christening and I certainly wont because more of my taxes have to go on the upkeep of the addition.

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  • Big_Ger  |  July 17 2013, 9:14AM

    Oh we may not in future, "doitdrekely", but for now we have. There's no real emphasis on changing it, so let us enjoy and celebrate the birth of the possible next Duke of Cornwall.

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  • Doitdreckley  |  July 16 2013, 9:55PM

    What I think you know I am getting at BG is that we may not always have a monarchy or a Duchy of Cornwall.

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