A Royal Visit

As part of his three day annual tour of Devon and Cornwall the Duke of Cornwall, Prince Charles, visited Royal William Yard and Watergate Bay.

On Tuesday 15 July HRH Prince Charles took a tour of Royal William Yard in Plymouth. He was able to see first hand the progress made with the development of this 19th Century ex-naval victualling yard. He spoke to residents, business owners going in to Melville and looking at plans which detail the transformation of the building into a hotel. Prince Charles was familiar with the yard from when he served in the Royal Navy.



On Wednesday 16 July, Prince Charles was joined by the Duchess of Cornwall on a visit to Watergate Bay. They were the guests of the Cornwall Food Foundation, the charity that owns Fifteen Cornwall, and came to learn about the work the charity does with young people and the impact the restaurant has on the food economy in Cornwall.



After meeting local food producers, chefs and staff from Fifteen Cornwall the Duke and Duchess made their way down onto the beach where they spent time talking to Surf Action, a charity who teach the sport to military veterans to help them to adjust to life after war service.

They were then greeted by crowds of guests and staff of Watergate Bay Hotel and plenty of well wishers. They even stopped to talk to the RNLI lifeguards on duty.




Camilla then travelled onto Camel Valley Vinyard and met guests including chef Nathan Outlaw at a reception to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the vineyard near Bodmin. To mark her 67th birthday on the same day Camilla was presented with a Methuselah of sparkling rose wine, containing nine bottles.

We hope they enjoyed their time in Cornwall and with the Watergate Bay team!

Photography by Guy Harris.

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