TRH visit Devon and Cornwall

Day three: St Tudy, Cornwall, and Honiton, Devon 

Their Royal Highnesses spent a final day in the South West visiting St Tudy, in Cornwall, and Honiton, in Devon.

This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall met volunteers at the St. Tudy Community Shop. 

Their Duke and Duchess officially opened its new extension, which is to provide a meeting space for local residents. 

Malcolm, a local baker with shops all over Cornwall, made a commemorative pasty for the occasion!

In Honiton, Their Royal Highnesses toured 'Gate-to-Plate' – a market in which more than 60 local producers are taking part.

Honiton 'Gate to Plate' continues the town’s long established market tradition, which dates back to the 13th Century when the town was granted a Royal Charter to hold a market.

Day two: The Isles of Scilly

Today The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited the Isles of Scilly, a group of over 200 islands and rocks located 28 miles from Cornwall.

The Isles of Scilly have been part of the Duchy of Cornwall since its beginning in the 14th century. The Duke of Cornwall is the longest serving Duke, and manages the Duchy estate.

Their Royal Highnesses first visited St Mary's where they formally opened the new improved quayside and met local community groups, including the Sailing Club. 

At the new harbour-side restaurant, 'On The Quay', The Duchess of Cornwall was presented with a birthday cake!

Next, Their Royal Highnesses visited the island of St Martin's, where they toured local businesses including a shoe shop, the bakery and the beachside fish and chip shop as well as the island’s church. 

Tourism is the most important industry on the Isles of Scilly – accounting for more than 85 per cent of the local economy and employing more than 70 per cent of the islands' population.

The Duke of Cornwall then attended a virtual 'Smart Islands' meeting at the Island Hall about the Scillies Smart Islands Partnership Programme, which aims to deliver smart solutions to energy, waste, water and sewerage services on the Isles of Scilly and beyond.

Day one: Fowey and St Agnes, Cornwall

The Duke of Cornwall (as The Prince of Wales is known when visiting the South West) and The Duchess of Cornwall today began their annual visit to the region in the Cornish town of Fowey.

This year's visit to the South West will focus on the region's local businesses, from the artisan producers who help bolster the area's food and drink sector to innovative firms such as Finisterre, which creates sustainable outdoor clothing.

Their Royal Highnesses began the day by joining the Celebration of Fowey Festival, where they named Fowey Gig Club’s new gig and met members of the crew gathered in the town centre. The Duke and Duchess also met members of the RNLI and the Royal British Legion.

Next, The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall toured Wheal Kitty and visited Finisterre UK Ltd, a local firm that produces surf wear and outdoor clothing with a focus on sustainability. Finisterre was initially funded through a loan from The Prince’s Trust 15 years ago.

His Royal Highness also joined part of an Ocean Plastic Solutions Day, which was organised by Surfers Against Sewage and Finisterre, and heard about efforts to combat plastic pollution.

The Duchess of Cornwall meanwhile visited Canteen, a catering business. 

In the evening The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of the Cornwall Community Foundation, attended a reception at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery to mark the Foundation's 15th Anniversary. The foundation aims to unite people who want to help Cornish communities.