The final day of the The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall’s tour of the South West began with a visit to Jamie Oliver’s restaurant Fifteen.
Prince Charles and Camilla met with unemployed young people who are being trained by Fifteen’s chefs, as well as past graduates of the school and local producers who supply the restaurant.
Fifteen’s Apprentice Programme is 16 months in total. Four of those months are spent at Cornwall College. The apprentice’s then spend a year in the Fifteen Cornwall kitchen working one to one with a team of professional chefs across every area of a commercial kitchen.
Fifteen Cornwall is owned by the newly renamed Cornwall Food Foundation, a registered charity, and is mainly funded from the restaurant profits.
After their restaurant visit, Charles and his wife headed over to Watergate Bay, to meet members of Surf Action, a charity that supports military veterans and their families.
Surf Action is a charity dedicated to supporting military veterans and their families, particularly those affected by PTSD, physical injuries or who are trying to re-adjust to civilian life. It offers a community and a place to share experiences, as well as support to move forward from difficulties.
The second engagement of the day say the Royal couple visit Tregunnel Hill, a mixed-use neighbourhood of 174 homes on Duchy of Cornwall land which is due to be completed in 2015.
The Duchess of Cornwall then embarked on a solo visit to Camel Valley vineyards.
Camilla, President, United Kingdom Vineyards Association, toured Camel Valley vineyard, including the bottling plant, and met guests at a reception to celebrate the vineyard’s 25th anniversary.
Next week will see The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay as they are known in Scotland) undertaking engagements in Scotland next week, including attending the Opening Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games, Celtic Park, Glasgow.
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