Today, Prince Charles and Camilla attended the annual Sandringham Flower Show.
This year was the 134th event, held in the grounds of The Queen’s Sandringham Estate, not far from the house, and The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were the guests of honour, both keen gardeners.
Arriving in a carriage, the couple were cheered as they arrived.
Members of the public are welcome to show small gardens or 8 x 8 metres or less, and floral displays. The Royal couple toured the show, and met an eagle.
The Prince and Duchess were shown the mascot of the Army Air Corps, Zephyr the eagle, who began to fly away as the couple stood nearby.
Prince Charles said: “That’s why I’m not holding him. I’ve learnt from experience. I’m keeping well back.”
Charles is patron of the flower show hosted at The Queen’s home in Norfolk. It is one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England, attracting thousands, and raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity.
In the WI tent, Camilla purchased some home-made scones, and a crocheted sheep toy; there she revealed that Shaun the Sheep is her grandchildren’s favourite film.
The Royal Couple also stopped off at the East Anglian Air Ambulance Service tent too; Prince William started his job with the service a few weeks ago.
Hundreds of people turned up to see the Prince and Duchess, and many brought their furry friends along too. Camilla was thrilled to see so many Jack Russells, of which she owns two.
The couple will begin their summer holiday in Scotland soon; the Duchess will join her husband in Scotland after holidaying with her family in Devon.
Photos: Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills