Charles and Camilla typically purchase some Cornish pasties during their visit to Cornwall


The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have begun their annual visit to the South West.

Charles and Camilla will undertake 14 engagements over three days, with the prince - also known as the Duke of Cornwall when in the region - privately visiting Duchy farming tenants and offices.

Royal visit to Cornwall

Local food and drink is one of the themes being celebrated, together with the region's stage and screen talent.

The couple will also recognise some of the environmental and charitable work taking place across the South West.

Their visit began at a farmers' market in Penzance, Cornwall, and will conclude on Wednesday when Charles and Camilla will be in Plymouth.

Camilla buying a Cornish pasty

At the farmers' market Camilla seemed particularly keen on the pastries, purchasing herself a Cornish pasty. We don't blame her.

Camilla also visited the largest granite building in the country, St John's Hall, to celebrate its reopening.

Camilla visiting Cornwall

Here she also met members of Penzance Hand Knitters and watched a performance by the Penzance Youth String Orchestra.

Not bad for a day in the life of a royal.

The Duchess of Cornwall meets members of Penzance Hand Knitters