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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit Stoke-on-Trent

Tuesday was an action-packed day for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall as they visited Stoke-in-Trent for numerous causes.

Coming off announcing his youngest son, Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle, yesterday, the Prince and Duchess were all smiles.

Visiting the Potteries Museum, as both Charles and Camilla are patrons, the duo saw the project to make a free online bank of pre-1900 watercolours from all sides of the earth. Charles is an avid painter, and even Camilla has admitted to trying it out, although she admits she isn’t as good as her husband.

They also got an up-close look at newly uncovered Iron Age relics.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were greeted by the Mow Cop Players, who are putting on Snow White at a neighbouring theatre.

Before entering, Prince Charles chatted to the crowd of around 100 well-wishers asking is they were “here to see the pantomime?”

The royal couple additionally had the chance to see the Staffordshire Hoard, but even they had to wear white gloves to be able to hold the gold Leekfrith torcs.

Simply described as “amazing” by Prince Charles.



The Duchess of Cornwall had her first chance to comment on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement, saying how were “all absolutely delighted.”

Camilla added on: “It’s brilliant. America’s loss is our gain. We are all absolutely delighted.

“As you can see, they’re so happy. Sometimes in a climate where we are surrounded by a lot of bad news, it’s a a real joy to have a bit of good news. As I said before, we’re delighted.”

During their time in Stoke-on-Trent, Prince Charles had time visit Middleport Pottery where he saw the newly opened Clay College, “which offers a new two-year studio pottery course.”

The Duchess of Cornwall, as patron of the National Literacy Trust, popped over to see the children taking part in #StokeReads held by Stoke City FC.

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