Not everything can be controlled on a Royal Visit and the biggest of the uncontrollable factors would be the weather, and Mother Nature saw fit to alter the Royal Itinerary for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the second day of their mini-tour of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
So, after a bit more waiting, the day got started with a visit to Eden Project, which was originally supposed to take place later in the afternoon.
Fortunately the weather cleared up enough that the Royal couple could visit two of the three Scilly Isles as planned. Below you see them at the renowned Tresco Abbey Gardens in the sunshine, and talking to local residents of Tresco.
The gardens were established by the 19th century as a private recreational space, but the unique climate able to ‘shrug off salt spray and Atlantic gales’ means it is home to over 20,000 species of plants from 80 countries across the world.
William and Catherine, both 34, then took a walk on St Martin’s island to take in the scenery, as the weather had changed for the better. The pair needed their sunglasses!
There was a quick stop at the Community Hall, where the Duke and Duchess met with a local florist. They were presented with a painting from locals to mark their visit.
Due to timing, they could not make it to St Mary’s as planned.