The Royal School of Needlework’s Embroidery Studio has created this amazing portrait of @royalneedlework Patron The Duchess of Cornwall ahead of HRH’s visit next month. 🧵
The Duchess will launch The Royal School of Needlework’s new exhibition, ‘Faces & Figures in Stitch’, at Hampton Court Palace on 5th September.
Watch the video to see the amazing stitching process and the finished embroidery.
The lawn at @highgrovegarden is pretty in pink (and blue, yellow, purple and orange) as The Prince of Wales has created a new flower meadow.🌷🌼 🐝
The bed contains a mix of garden flowers including cornflower, poppies, calendula, flax, Dame's Rocket and Candy Tuft. The flowers are greatly enjoyed by the bees and butterflies in the garden. 🦋
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Follow @highgrovegarden to see more of the Royal Gardens at TRH’s Gloucestershire home.
Did you know The Duchess of Cornwall is President of the @royalvolservice ? The charity mobilises volunteers to support those in need throughout the community.
#TBT to The Duchess helping to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Dolau Bran Lunch Club in Llandovery, Wales. 🎉 The Lunch Club is run by @royalvolservice and provides a place for older people to make friends and enjoy a delicious meal with others.
The Prince of Wales will visit Japan on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen to attend the Ceremony of Enthronement of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito.
The visit will take place from 22nd to 23rd October and will include a day of engagements in Tokyo to celebrate British-Japanese connections. 🇬🇧 🇯🇵
The Prince of Wales last visited Japan in 2008 with The Duchess of Cornwall. #RoyalVisitJapan
The Duke of Rothesay today attended the Ballater Highland Games in Scotland and viewed traditional events including Piping and weight throwing, and met the local Ballater Tug-of-war team.
After arriving at the Games, The Duke raised the Highland Games standard, officially opening the event.
The Games have been held in Ballater since 1864 and attract athletes from all over the world. Congratulations to everyone who took part!
The Duke of Rothesay yesterday visited businesses and met residents in the Scottish town of Beauly.
At @campbellsofbeauly , a family-run business which has been operating in the same premises in Beauly since 1858, HRH opened the new tailoring workshop and met staff including tailors and seamstresses. 🧵
Campbell’s of Beauly supports @theprincesfoundation Future Textiles training initiative, which provides training in traditional skills including sewing, weaving and cutting. The programme aims to encourage young people to consider a career in the Scottish textiles industry.
The Duke also visited other local shops in the town, including an antique store and a deli and grocer.
📸 by @basiawrightphotography & @jkf_man
The Duke of Rothesay, as The Prince of Wales is known in Scotland, today attended the Mey Highland and Cultural Games.
First held in the village of Mey for The Queen Mother’s 70th birthday, the Games celebrate the hospitality, culture and talents of the people of the North Highlands.
In the foreword for the programme, HRH said: “It was with the greatest of pride that I followed in the footsteps of my Grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, as Chieftain in 2002, thus continuing the tradition she had started in the early 1970’s when these games began.” • Congratulations to all of today’s competitors, including Tug of War winners, @helpforheroes ! 👏
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In Caithness, Scotland, today The Duke of Rothesay toured @wolfburn_whisky , the most northerly whisky distillery on the Scottish mainland, originally opened in 1821.
The distillery operated until around 1870 before being closed, and in 2011 plans were laid to resurrect the old distillery. The new premises opened in January 2013.
Master distiller Iain Kerr, who has over 20 years’ experience, explained to HRH how the craftsmen at the distillery use traditional methods to produce fine spirit. 🥃
Earlier in the day, The Duke officially opened the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm, Scotland’s largest wind farm. Its 84 turbines will generate enough energy to power 450,000 homes and is Scotland’s single largest source of renewable energy.
It has been announced that The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will undertake an official visit to New Zealand in November 2019. 🇳🇿 #RoyalVisitNZ
Their Royal Highnesses last visited New Zealand in 2015, and this will be The Prince of Wales’s 10th visit to New Zealand.
HRH first visited the country in 1970 during an official tour with The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Princess Royal. Swipe to see photos of the Royal Family visiting in 1970 ⬅️
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The Prince of Wales today received the President of Rwanda, @paulkagame , at Highgrove House.
In April, The Prince wrote to the President to share his best wishes and prayers as Rwanda marked the 25th anniversary of the Genocide Against the Tutsi. HRH also said he was delighted to be visiting Rwanda next year for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2020.