Prince Charles and Camilla in Cornwall: Mousehole and Newlyn

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are in the Duchy today to visit people in the community and speak with local fishermen.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, who celebrated his 75th birthday on Saturday, will first be at Mousehole this morning, to meet local people and community groups who use Solomon Browne Hall.

In 2019 the Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund donated to the hall, which is dedicated to the lifeboat crew who lost their lives when they set out to salvage the Union Star on December 19, 1981 during a violent storm. Eight of the Penlee Lifeboat’s crew lost their lives and the Union Star was also lost in the attempt.

The hall is now a hub for local community activity, with events, classes and community activities taking place there.

Those meeting the royal couple will include hall volunteers and members of the Mousehole Archive Group and Cornwall Hugs Grenfell.

The Duke and Duchess will also stroll along the harbor.

Jonathan How, Mayor of Penzance, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses to Mousehole and hope that many locals will join us that day in greeting them.

Next, the Duke and Duchess will travel to Newlyn, where they will visit the harbor and fishing port.

Their Royal Highnesses will meet local fishermen and learn about the sustainable fishing practices they adopt.

They will also make a short visit to the fish market, as well as the local fish restaurant Argoe.

Prince Charles will also speak with local artisans at the Copper Works.

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