Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the Sandringham Flower Show

In full bloom! Camilla dons a floral dress and admires a canine guest as she and Prince Charles visit the Sandringham Flower Show for the first time since 2019

  • Prince Charles, 73, and Camilla, 75, visited Sandringham Flower Show in Norfolk
  • Event last celebrated in 2019, being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid 
  • During their appearance, royals were snapped beaming as they looked at blooms
  • They were also spotted making friends with a dog, and meeting the public 

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have been snapped attending the Sandringham Flower Show in Norfolk for the first time since 2019.

The popular one-day event, which was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic, is patronised by the Queen and Prince Charles, 73.

Today the royal attended the event with his wife Camilla, 75, where the pair were snapped enjoying a range of activities.

The Duchess wore an appropriately foliage-themed knee length shirtdress from Bombshell during her appearance today. She paired the frock with a pair of low-heeled pale brown pumps, and tortoiseshell sunglasses.

Prince Charles (pictured, right) and the Duchess of Cornwall (centre) seemed happy to meet Jack Russell terrier Dill as they spoke with members of the public at the Sandringham Flower Show

Prince Charles (pictured, right) and the Duchess of Cornwall (centre) seemed happy to meet Jack Russell terrier Dill as they spoke with members of the public at the Sandringham Flower Show

Beaming: Prince Charles and Camilla looked delighted as they posed for a snap at the one-day horticultural event

Beaming: Prince Charles and Camilla looked delighted as they posed for a snap at the one-day horticultural event

The royals arrive at the Sandringham Flower Show in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, in a horse-drawn carriage

The royals arrive at the Sandringham Flower Show in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, in a horse-drawn carriage

She finished off her smart-casual look with large curls in her neatly coiffed long bob, and a classic natural make-up look, featuring a natural pink lip, and lined, mascaraed eyes.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles opted for a pale beige two-piece suit, with a single-breasted blazer. He paired the suit with a stripy blue, red, and cream tie, and a cream hat. 

Alongside its vast horticultural displays, the show also offers trade stands, crafts, children’s entertainment, a military band, and competitions in fruit, vegetables, and flowers.

Around 20,000 people visit the one-day event, which is now in its 139th year, annually.

Jack Russell terrier Dill seemed just as enamoured with the Duchess as she appeared to be with him, bending down to give him a pat on the head

Jack Russell terrier Dill seemed just as enamoured with the Duchess as she appeared to be with him, bending down to give him a pat on the head

And Charles also seemingly couldn't resist giving the pooch a cheeky pet, leaning over to rub his head

And Charles also seemingly couldn’t resist giving the pooch a cheeky pet, leaning over to rub his head

Meet and greet: the Duchess of Cornwall was snapped speaking with members of the public at the Sandringham Flower Show today

Meet and greet: the Duchess of Cornwall was snapped speaking with members of the public at the Sandringham Flower Show today

Members of the public appeared to enthusiastically embrace Camilla, who was seen smiling while posing for photographs

Members of the public appeared to enthusiastically embrace Camilla, who was seen smiling while posing for photographs

Waving: the duchess was photographed crouching down to speak to one of the event's young attendees, with the pair appearing to wave at each other

Waving: the duchess was photographed crouching down to speak to one of the event’s young attendees, with the pair appearing to wave at each other

Blooming: Camilla was seen clutching a bunch of roses as she smiled for a snap

Meanwhile Charles also seemed to be in good sprits during the visit

Both Camilla (left) and Charles (right) seemed happy as they toured the horticultural event, which was last held in 2019

The royal couple were seen donning shades to protect their eyes from the bright sun as they walked around the show

The royal couple were seen donning shades to protect their eyes from the bright sun as they walked around the show

Camilla wore an appropriately floral print on her dress today, boasting foliage and exotic animals

Camilla wore an appropriately floral print on her dress today, boasting foliage and exotic animals

Camilla was among the 20,000 people visiting the show today

Prince Charles is a patron of the event, alongside his mother the Queen

Around 20,000 people visit the one-day event. Among them today were senior royals Camilla (left) and Prince Charles (right)

Prince Charles, who is famously fond of the natural world, was photographed enjoying the aroma of a rose

Prince Charles, who is famously fond of the natural world, was photographed enjoying the aroma of a rose 

Among the guests, are usually the show’s royal patrons, with Prince Charles representing the Firm this year.

He and wife Camilla made the most of their visit, touring the show and being snapped speaking with members of the public.

At one point, the couple were photographed meeting a Jack Russell terrier Dill, both appearing to be delighted as they gave the pooch a nose scratch.

During their visit, they toured the grounds, which include the royal marquees, the Horticultural Trades marquee, and The Gardeners’ Forum.  

Royal arrival: Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall made their appearance into the grounds riding a horse-drawn carriage

Royal arrival: Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall made their appearance into the grounds riding a horse-drawn carriage 

The beaming pair grinned as they waved at members of the public as they rode into the event grounds

The beaming pair grinned as they waved at members of the public as they rode into the event grounds

They posed after getting out of their horse-drawn carriage, as members of the public gathered to see the visiting royals

They posed after getting out of their horse-drawn carriage, as members of the public gathered to see the visiting royals

Camilla cut a stylish figure in her knee length shirt dress, which she paired with practical low-heeled brown pumps

Meanwhile Prince Charles sported a pale beige suit with a crisp shirt, stripy tie, and shades

Camilla (left) cut a stylish figure in her knee length shirt dress, which complemented Prince Charles’ (right) cream suit

The plant lover seemed delighted as she held a bouquet of pink blooms, showing off some of the event's best flowers

The plant lover seemed delighted as she held a bouquet of pink blooms, showing off some of the event’s best flowers

Many of the region’s leading nurseries and horticultural specialists exhibit at The Sandringham Flower Show

Many of the region’s leading nurseries and horticultural specialists exhibit at The Sandringham Flower Show

But the show does not just show off plants, and Camilla was snapped perusing some of the event's other exhibits

But the show does not just show off plants, and Camilla was snapped perusing some of the event’s other exhibits

Among the crafts exhibits was this knitted crown, which is particularly appropriate for an event with royal patrons

Among the crafts exhibits was this knitted crown, which is particularly appropriate for an event with royal patrons

Prince Charles waved at the assembled crowds as he made his way through the grounds of the Sandringham Flower Show

Prince Charles waved at the assembled crowds as he made his way through the grounds of the Sandringham Flower Show 

The Royal marquees host competitions, where people compete to earn coveted prizes for their vegetables, fruit, flowers and floral art, with the entries grown by local residents.

Meanwhile, the Horticultural Trades marquee features displays by leading nurseries.

Gardening talks are hosted in the Gardeners’ Forum. Among the speakers are top television gardeners Chris Beardshaw and Alan Mason among others.

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