Colonel-in-Chief Camilla visits The Rifles

The Duchess of Cornwall has carried out her first visit to the infantry regiment The Rifles since taking over as Colonel-in-Chief from the Duke of Edinburgh.

Camilla took a trip to see the Army troops at Beachley Barracks in Chepstow, Gloucestershire, on Monday.

Wearing a Rifles green coat, the duchess was greeted with a socially distanced special royal fanfare on arrival.

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The Duchess of Cornwall arrives at Beachley Barracks (Chris Jackson/PA)

Camilla met Riflemen who have recently completed their initial training course at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick and are undertaking further training at Beachley Barracks before they join their battalions.

She also attended an outdoor reception, meeting soldiers and their families.

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Camilla met Riflemen and family members at a reception (Chris Jackson/PA)

Over the past few months, The 1st Battalion, The Rifles has been deployed throughout Wales supporting the fight against coronavirus.

They installed hospital beds in the Dragon’s Heart Hospital in Cardiff, deployed ambulance drivers to support the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust and acted as Covid-19 testing teams throughout Wales.

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