The royal couple began their day in the popular seaside town of Bude. Whilst there they met with members of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and members of the Bude Surf Life Saving Club who just celebrated their 60th anniversary. The prince and the duchess also toured the town where they met with locals as well as visited various businesses.
Soon, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived at Bude Castle, the former home of Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, where they toured the grounds of the lovely castle which was built in 1830.
From the castle, the prince and the duchess were driven to the newly restored, Stratton Community Hospital. Upon their arrival the royal couple were warmly welcomed by staff and patients. After being given a tour of the hospital the prince and the duchess attended a reception for “…supporters of the hospital…” according to Clarence House.
Afterward, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Little Harbour Hospice at Porthpean, St. Austell. Whilst there the duchess was given a tour of the facility, unveiled a plaque marking her visit, met with patients as well as their families, and attended a reception at the hospice.
In the evening, The Duchess of Cornwall joined The Prince of Wales at the Duchy Nursery where they hosted a reception for the members of the Cornwall Crafts Association who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year.