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British RoyalsPrince Charles and Camilla

Charles and Camilla head to the Scilly Isles

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are busy with engagements during their current trip to Devon and Cornwall. On Tuesday, they visited the Isles of Scilly to meet with different communities and groups.

The Isles of Scilly are made up of over 200 rocks and islands and are close to 30 miles off the Cornish coast; the Isles have been part of the Duchy of Cornwall for over 500 years.

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The couple visited Five Islands Academy School in St. Mary’s for an Eco Conference to start the day. They spoke with many schoolchildren and adults at the school, as they saw what the students have been growing. Both The Prince and The Duchess looked to be in high spirits while visiting the school, smiling and laughing with children. Prince Charles discussed the issues of snails and slugs in gardens, even helping to knock one off of the vegetable plants, and then chatted with the students about all of their recycling work. The Duchess read Nicole Davies’ The Promise to a group of students. As literacy is a hugely important cause for Camilla, she often reads to children on school visits.

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After the school, Charles and Camilla visited Porthcressa Quay to meet with several local business owners who have been adapting and coping with lockdown in different ways. They then spoke with key workers who have been providing community support. 

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The couple then visited Bryher, another of the five civil parishes in Scilly. They met with well-wishers as they walked on the beach and around the island. The Duchess toured Veronica Farm, a herb and succulent farm on the southern end of Bryher. 

Despite incredibly hot weather, the Prince wore a linen suit throughout the visits, and the Duchess wore a midi-length Hawaiian-print shirt dress. The couples’ three day tour of Devon and Cornwall will wrap up on Wednesday, 21 July.

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