Royal treatment - Charles and Camilla visit Donegal

IT’S not every day ordinary customers rub shoulders with a couple of royals at the local butcher’s shop.
Royal treatment - Charles and Camilla visit Donegal

But that’s what happened in Donegal when Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla paid an official visit to the county yesterday, dropping in to see what tasty morsels the award-winning local butcher could tempt them with.

Just as his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, chatted with stallholders at the English Market when she visited Cork, the future king, an aficionado of organic products, sampled the best of Donegal pork, beef, and lamb, followed by a visit to a factory to see the famous tweeds, before taking the scenic route to Glenveagh Castle and National Park.

Visits like this are sure to bring flocks of UK tourists to Ireland to tread in the royal footprints.

As a spokesman for the prince succinctly put it, such visits will further cement the warm friendship that exists between the two countries, “promoting understanding of their respective heritage and celebrating the best that each has to offer”.

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