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Wales Week 2019: Camilla and the 100th birthday card



One day, her husband will be responsible for sending telegrams to all those who reach the grand age of 100. And on day two of Wales Week 2019, the Duchess of Cornwall got some practice in by handing over a personal card to a brand new centenarian.

Camilla’s card was part of a packed day of events which saw the duchess travel to Llandovery to have a bite to eat with members of the Dolau Bran Lunch Club. Camilla is patron of the Royal Voluntary Service, supporter of the scheme which provides older people with a chance to meet up and chat while enjoying a hot meal.

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It’s celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year and the Duchess of Cornwall got the party started by cutting a cake to mark the milestone and thanking all those present for allowing her to enjoy their special day with them. She also had warm words for club member, Irene, as she turned 100 and the royal visitor handed over her own birthday card to mark the event.

The Prince of Wales, meanwhile, was visiting the Headquarters of the South Wales Police in Bridgend as the force reached its 50th anniversary. Charles spoke to officers and support staff during his visit and told them “It has been a great joy today to have the chance to meet so many of those who put so much dedication, experience and expertise into the job of keeping people safe in the community.”

The prince also spent time on Tuesday at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital where he launched the Prince of Wales Nursing Cadet Scheme which has been set up to help young people develop life skills and prepare them for a career in nursing.

During his visit, Charles said “I’m enormously proud to have myself associated with The Prince of Wales Nursing Cadet Scheme and hearing about the plans to expand it is enormously encouraging”.

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The day ended with the royal couple throwing open the doors of their home in Wales, Llwynywermod, for an evening of drama and music which included a performance by the new Official Harpist to the Prince of Wales, Alis Huws.

Wales Week continues and Royal Central will keep you updated with the latest engagements as they happen.



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