The second part of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to the South West for 2020 was all about celebrating those who have worked so hard for their local communities during the coronavirus pandemic. On two stops in Cornwall, the royal couple heard about the challenges faced and the solutions found over the past months and passed on their personal thanks to who helped others.
Day two began in Treverbyn in mid Cornwall where Charles and Camilla visited the community hall to meet volunteers who set up there during lockdown to provide vital supplies, including food and medical support, to the area. The couple heard about a telephone helpline which was available every hour of every day to provide support as well as the work that went on to ensure everyone in the community was looked after.Embed from Getty Images
Charles and Camilla also got the chance to thank local teachers and those working with The Hive, a local charity which used the community hall as a base to provide hot meals conjured up with surplus food. The Duchess of Cornwall gave them a hand rustling up a curry during her visit.
Camilla is the patron of the Cornwall Community Foundation which has recently given a grant to the hall to help it continue its work in the local area.
The Duke of Cornwall, as Charles is known while in the county, and the Duchess then headed to St. Austell Healthcare to thank them for their work during the pandemic. The royal visitors heard about an app which allowed the organisation to keep people informed about services including mental health support and food delivery and helped communication with some of the most vulnerable at the height of lockdown.Embed from Getty Images
In a speech, the Duke of Cornwall praised their work, adding ”You are a shining example of what is possible and, I need hardly mention, of what we should continue to strive for when this dreadful virus is over.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall began their visit to the South West this year with a trip to Tintagel.