The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall with Beefeaters at the Tower of London

Today, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Tower of London to mark more than 500 years since the creation of Yeoman Warders and for a celebration of 50 years of VisitBritain.

Their Royal Highnesses met more than a dozen Yeoman Warders, commonly known as Beefeaters, and The Duchess cut a lantern-shaped cake marking the 535-year history of the guards.

The cake included two small sugar figures of wardens dressed in the traditional ceremonial and everyday uniforms standing alongside the gold lantern and a set of silver keys.

In another part of the Tower of London, The Prince and The Duchess visited the cell where Thomas More, once Henry VIII's closest adviser, was imprisoned before his execution in 1535 and heard about the history of the space.

The Prince of Wales also had a chance to view the coronet he wore at his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969, and pointed out the "beautiful engraving" to The Duchess of Cornwall as they both inspected the gold and platinum piece.

It will go on public display for the first time at the Tower of London from 19th February.

To end the visit, Their Royal Highnesses attended a reception marking five decades since the Tourism Act, which established the tourist board VisitBritain.

Their Royal Highnesses met representatives of tourist attractions from London and elsewhere in the UK.

When departing, The Duchess was presented with a posy of yellow and purple flowers by two-year-old Erin Allison-Amichund, daughter of the Tower of London’s Chief Exhibitor.