Norfolk

Duchess buys sweep for Prince George at Sandringham flower show

  • 30 July 2014
  • From the section Norfolk
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Sandringham flower show
The Duchess of Cornwall bought a present for Prince George

The Duchess of Cornwall bought a chimney sweep knitted doll for her grandson Prince George at the Sandringham flower show.

Stopping at the Women's Institute stand at the event on the Queen's Norfolk estate, Camilla opened her purse to buy the doll.

Inspecting her purchase, she commented: "Isn't he sweet?"

The profits from each show are donated to local charities and since 1977 the show has raised more than £500,000.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the Sandringham flower show
The couple, who arrived in a horse and cart, were joined by their friends Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith, who are staying with them at Sandringham estate

The couple, who arrived in a horse and cart, were joined by their friends Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith, who are staying with them at Sandringham estate.

Last night the group attended a Music in Country Churches concert at the the Church of St Mary in Old Hunstanton.

About 20,000 people attended the horticultural show with many waiting patiently to catch a glimpse of the Royal party.

Susan Parsons, who chatted to Charles and Camilla, said she had arrived from Spalding in Lincolnshire at 07:00 BST in order to bag a good spot.

Five year old Hollie Ford present the Duchess of Cornwall with a posy on her arrival at the Sandringham flower show held on the Royal Estate in Norfolk.
Five year old Hollie Ford presented the Duchess of Cornwall with a posy on her arrival at the flower show

She added: "He told me it was great fun being a grandfather."

As they toured the exhibits, dog-loving Camilla frequently stopped to admire other people's pets.

The Duchess, who has a dog of the same breed, crouched to pat Jack Russell Scooby.

Now in its 133rd year, the event at the Queen's Norfolk retreat is one of the country's most prestigious horticultural events.

Charles, who is patron of the Sandringham Estate Cottage Horticultural Society, and Camilla viewed vegetables, fruit and flower entries and met some of the exhibitors as they visit the show.

Leading nurseries and horticultural specialists exhibit in the show alongside display gardens, around 200 trade stands and a craft marquee.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Sandringham flower show
Leading nurseries and horticultural specialists exhibit in the show alongside display gardens, around 200 trade stands and a craft marquee

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