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Royal Visit to Lostwithiel

Wednesday 17th July 2013

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall spent the morning in Lostwithiel to conclude their latest visit to Cornwall. Hundreds of people lined the streets as they visited various buildings in town.

The newly-restored Duchy Palace was officially opened, a plaque to mark the re-opening was unveiled and Prince Charles met those involved with the restoration work. Prince Charles spent some time speaking to the new tenants of the Duchy Palace, including Sian Cornish from Lancaster & Cornish organic fabrics and Amanda Davidge from Vintage Sew and Sew. The Prince was extremely interested in the production of organic fabrics and recycling of vintage fabric, and expressed a particular interest in quilting. He accepted a present of baby bunting on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Duchess of Cornwall, visited 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.

Outside Prince Charles and Camilla greeted people in Monmouth Squre, including children from Lostwithiel School and St Winnow School who had taken the morning off to greet the royal couple. The crowd sang "Happy Birthday" accompanied by Lostwithiel Town Band. Camilla accepted a card designed and made by Lostwithiel School children and a posy from Garden Gate Flower company. She then cut a specially made cake as Lostwithiel Town Crier led the crowds in three cheers for the Duchess.