The Triple C: Charles, Cornwall and Church

The Duke of Cornwall spent the day in the Southwest on a variety of engagements.

Prince Charles began his day with a visit to the Royal Cornwall Museum to mark its bicentenary year.

Royal Cornwall Museum houses everything, Cornwall. From its rich history and its cultural heritage, the museum also houses a diverse collection of art from old master drawings to work by contemporary Cornish artists.

The museum has something for everyone. From the internationally significant mineral collection to Cornish archaeology displays, the all-encompassing museum also has bits of world cultures collections and even an Egyptian gallery which includes the mummified remains of the Priest Iset Tayef Nacht.

Celebrations marking the 200th Anniversary of the Royal Cornwall Museum will take place inside and outside of the museum throughout the rest of the year.

After viewing the exhibits, HRH met with museum volunteers, staff and trustees before heading to Truro Cathedral.

Charles’s visit to the cathedral is for Sign-A-Slate in support of the Roof Appeal.

Truro Cathedral is Cornwall’s only cathedral. Built by Gothic Revival Architect John Loughborough Pearson, it was the first Anglican cathedral to be constructed on a new site since Salisbury started in 1220.

The three-spired cathedral is home to the world-renowned Father Willis Organ, the birthplace of the famous Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. It is home to one of the most beautiful cathedral choirs in the UK.

During his time at Truro Cathedral, HRH met community groups and businesses utilising the newly refurbished Old Cathedral School.

The final stop of the day had The Duke of Cornwall visit Nansledan to unveil the name of the development’s first school.

Nansledan is an extension to the Cornish coastal town of Newquay on Duchy of Cornwall land. Like Poundbury, who Charles championed for in his book ‘A Vision of Britain’ Nansledan embodies the principles of architecture and urban planning advocated by the Prince of Wales.

The Prince has long been troubled by the condition of the natural and built environment, proposing a return to sustainable human-scale development that is land-efficient, uses low-carbon materials and less dependent on cars.

On Friday,HRH will visit Dartmoor Prison to learn about the Prison Choir Project.

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