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Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall had a short but sweet visit to the Sandringham Flower Show

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall attended the Sandringham Flower Show on Wednesday, 27 July.

The Prince, who is a co-patron of the event, along with his mother the Queen, spent roughly two hours at the Flower Show with his wife.

At one point the couple, who arrived by horse-drawn carriage, admired papier mache forms of the Royal Family, made by students at the Flitcham Church of England Primary School in Norfolk.

The Prince of Wales spotted a papier mache form of his son Prince Harry, complete with red hair and matching beard, and exclaimed, “Harry!”

Other royal forms memorialised in papier mache include the Queen and Prince Philip, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their two children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The Sandringham Flower Show began in 1881 when then-King Edward VII wanted to encourage the tenants at Sandringham to elevate the standards of gardening.

While perusing, the couple also sampled Ghost Ship pale ale from an Adnams/Nottcutts display. The Prince joked with the crowd, asking if it was okay to have a drink before noon.

“This is not a hardship. Does everyone get a drink here?” He joked.

The royal couple took their time walking around admiring the flowers, and also took the time to do some shopping – purchasing flowers, fruits, food and a crocheted stuffed elephant for £10.

Among the greenery they observed was a chrysanthemum named after the couples’ granddaughter, Princess Charlotte. They were also presented with a prize-winning rose.

The couple attends the Sandringham Flower Show every year, and while she was alive, The Queen Mother also enjoyed attending.

“The warmth of the crowd exceeded the warmth of the sunshine. It’s an informal and beautiful occasion. As you walk with the Royal couple, the affection people have for them is palpable,” said Sandringham Flower Show organiser David Reeve.

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