I doubt this post will get much attention or comments, but I wrote it a while back when I didn’t think there would be much going on, and then there was so it got bumped multiple times. But I want to get it out there because why not. So here we go. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attended the Sandringham Flower Show on July 27.
Camilla kept things lighthearted as she viewed papier mâché models – made by children of Flitcham Church of England Primary Academy – of herself and Charles, saying “We look like turnips” before pointing and saying, “Unfortunately I recognise that hair”. From the Daily Mail:
“The children, aged between four to 11, had undertaken a task to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday which involved making papier mache balloon models of the senior royals. Camilla spotted them first and made a beeline for head teacher Angela Eden.
“‘How wonderful!’ She exclaimed. ‘I can see a slight resemblance, especially the hair,’ laughed the Duchess before calling her husband over to have a look.”
The children made models of the royal family, including Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte – you can view a photo of those here.
Charles picked up the model of Prince Harry – which you can kind of see in the photo below – and said: “If you turn it upside down he’d look the same.” Charles was referencing Harry’s Ginger Beard which was captured by the students’ model.
Charles and Camilla arrived at the Show by carriage and toured the various exhibitors and met with members of the public. Charles has been Patron of The Sandringham Estate Cottage Horticultural Society since 2002 and he and Camilla attend the Sandringham Flower Show every year.
Camilla, who is a member of the Tetbury WI since 2006, stopped by the Women’s Institute booth and bought a hand-knitted elephant for £10. First of all, that elephant is adorable; and second of all, it’s nice that Cam is supporting an organization she’s a part of.
Both Charles and Camilla were very interested in the flowers, and they stopped and tasted some beer from a local brewery.
The couple spent half their time meeting members of the public, like this dog.
Camilla wore a pretty, flowy dress, but the fabric is light and there was wind. This is not the first time Camilla had had trouble with wind – I can recall two other times in the last two years when she had wind troubles: one was at the 70th anniversary of D-Day commemorations (I didn’t post a picture, though) and the other was at Princess Charlotte’s Christening. Granted, one wind trouble per year isn’t that much, but there shouldn’t be any, you know.
Here are some videos from the event: