Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visit Heartlands in Pool
6:28pm Monday 2nd July 2012 in News
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall kick started a three-day visit to the Duchy with a rain swept visit to Heartlands in Pool today.
The tour is part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the prince's 60th anniversary as Duke of Cornwall.
Charles and Camilla arrived at the £35m Heartlands project as guests of honour at its official opening ceremony, and swiftly had to take shelter under umbrellas thanks to the less than summery weather.
The couple were welcomed by local schoolchildren, and the Duke enjoyed a pint of Skinner’s Betty Stogs ale before being shown a shown a beer mat produced to mark the company's launch of a specially brewed ale for the Diamond Jubilee. This showed the Queen on a surfboard in her crown, pink robe and a wetsuit surfing with a corgi by her side.
The Duke and Duchess also attended a garden party at Trewithen, near Truro and will travel on the Isles of Scilly and tour the new £14m Five Islands school on St Mary's tomorrow, Tuesday.
The Duchess of Cornwall is due to open the new headquarters of the Cornwall Air Ambulance at Newquay Airport on Wednesday, the last day of the tour, with Prince Charles visiting the 700-year-old Old Duchy Palace at Lostwithiel, which is being restored by The Prince's Regeneration Trust and the Cornwall Buildings Preservation Trust.