Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles and Camilla delight crowds in Leicester


Photo: Charlie Proctor / Royal Central

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall brought hail and snow with them to Leicester on Tuesday as they conducted a number of engagements in the city.

Their first engagement of the day was in nearby Loughborough, where they were joined by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge for a rare joint engagement.

Their Royal Highnesses visited the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre where they met patients and staff.

The rehabilitation centre is operated by the Ministry of Defence to support serving members of the Armed Forces who are recovering from injuries and trauma.

Charles, Camilla, William & Catherine undertook a tour of the facilities before visiting a prosthetics workshop and a gym, where the Duke of Cambridge tried a game of wheelchair basketball.

After their visit to Loughborough, Charles & Camilla headed to Leicester city centre to meet stallholders at the market, and members of the public doing their shopping.

Their Royal Highnesses were introduced to local market traders who were selling their produce.

Shortly after, they headed outside to rename the city’s market square and to watch a performance by schoolchildren.

Prince Charles unveiled a plaque to commemorate the naming of Green Dragon Square – the permanent new name for the new market square.

After watching a musical performance by local schoolchildren to celebrate the diversity of the city, the royal couple split up to meet the hundreds of well-wishers who lined the streets of the city.