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“I’ll just step out of the way” jokes Duchess of Cornwall as Prince Charles handles an electric drill

Continuing on their trip to Nothern Ireland, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall spent time in the village of Gortin.

The royal duo spent time at the Owenkillew Community Centre where Charles and Camilla listened to traditional music and learned more about biodiversity, rare breed sheep, Gaelic football and natural remedies for animals.

However, the moment that stole the show was when Prince Charles was handed an electric drill.

In the Men’s Shed area, Prince Charles was given a chance to make an ornamental wooden wheelbarrow after Camilla said they were “lovely”. Prince Charles looked slightly confused will the power tool as he tried his hand at the craft.

The Duchess of Cornwall took one look at her husband’s attempt and joked “I’ll just step out of the way.”
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Prince Charles also took an interest in the Gaelic football.

Louise Mossey, 19, from Badoney Ladies GAC got to explain the sport to the prince.

After, Mossey recalled: “He was asking whether it was mixed or boys and girls, and about how often you use your hand.

“Then he also asked whether it was as rough as hurling which he had had a go at in Kilkenny. It felt really weird to be talking to a prince.”

Prince Charles was also gifted a Viking-era sash by June Cochrane who showed him her spinning wheel

“The sash was made by tablet weaving which I also do, it was something worn by the Vikings.”

Another gift for the couple was the natural remedy for animals, that is now being used on humans.

Cheryl McWilliams’s family has been making the product for four generations, but she is the first to bring ‘Mother Bee’ to the market.

“The recipe has been handed down the generations, it can be used on all animals and helps heal wounds in weeks that might otherwise have taken months to heal,” she said.

“It’s also now being tested for humans. I gave them some pots of it so we’ll see what happens.”

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