Duchess of Cornwall enjoys cider in Northern Ireland
Britain’s Duchess of Cornwall sampled pints of cider on day two of her visit to Northern Ireland.
Camilla, 68, and her 67-year-old husband Prince Charles – who is the heir apparent to the throne – visited the Orchard County and enjoyed the tipple stored at the family-run Armagh Cider Company in Portadown, Armagh.
Proud owner Helen Troughton was thrilled to walk the royal couple around and added: “It is such a privilege to be recognised in that manner. We have always led the way in cider. We were the first people to make cider in Armagh. We now try to run tours and I suppose you could say this has probably been the most influential tour we have had.”
And Camilla even showed she knew a thing or two about making cider.
Helen recalled to the Daily Mail newspaper: “Camilla said that Northern Ireland has the right climate and we have everything going for us, so therefore there is no reason why we should not be able to produce the goods.”
Today (25.05.16) the pair are set to cross the border and pay an official visit to County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland.
They will make their way to the famous tweed makers Magees in the town of Letterkenny before Prince Charles goes to the Letterkenny Institute of Technology and Camilla visits a local school.
The royal couple – who wed in 2005 – will move on to the picturesque Glenveagh Castle and National Park later.
The couple’s three day visit to Ireland follows their tour of Mullaghmore in Co Sligo where Prince Charles’ great-uncle Lord Mountbatten was murdered by the IRA in 1979.
Speaking of the second official visit for the couple, a Clarence House spokesman said: “The visit will recognise the warm friendship that exists between both countries, promoting understanding of their respective heritage and celebrating the best that each has to offer.”