Tavistock welcomes Royal couple

Laura White
Laura White

People turned out in the hundreds in the centre of Tavistock to welcome Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall to the town, Prince Charles’ first visit in twelve years.

The Royal couple were in Tavistock to attend the towns community food and crafts fair and to see the restoration of the Butchers’ Hall.

The Royal couple were a little late arriving as the bridge at Gunnislake over the River Tamer was blocked by a lorry, but they finally arrived in Bedford Square to be greeted by hundreds of school children and people waving Union Jack flags before embarking on a walkabout shaking hands with the townspeople and sampling some delights from the stalls in the square.

“It was wonderful, they really took their time to stop and talk to as many people as they could,” said Tavistock Mayor Anne Johnson.

The couple were presented with a hamper and a cake before leaving. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall spent three days in the area as part of an annual tour of the Duchy.

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