Prince Charles (known as The Duke of Cornwall when he visits the south west) and The Duchess of Cornwall will travel on their annual visit to Cornwall and Devon from 14th through 16th July.
The theme for this year’s visit is a celebration of food and farming.
Part of their three day visit include the Royal couple visiting two renowned restaurants. Charles and his wife will visit Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage in Axminster, whose emphasis is on local sourcing and seasonal produce, and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen at Watergate Bay, which trains local unemployed young people to become chefs. During their time in Devon and Cornwall, Charles and Camilla will meet local producers at Looe market. Camilla will visit two successful Cornish food businesses – Cornish Orchards in Duloe and Trewithen Dairy in Lostwithiel – and as Patron of the UK Vineyards Association, The Duchess will visit Camel Valley Vineyard in Bodmin, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
A busy visit will see Charles and Camilla members of the emergency services in Exeter and watch a demonstration of them working together as they did earlier this year when local areas were affected by flooding.
The Duchess will embark on a solo visit and will tour the newly re-opened Exeter Library, whilst The Duke will visit Royal William Yard in Plymouth to mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of the city of Plymouth.
On the final day, they will tour Tregunnel Hill in Newquay, a mixed-use neighbourhood of 174 homes on Duchy of Cornwall land which is due to be completed in 2015.
Royal Central will cover the three day visit and provide daily recaps of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall’s summer visit.
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