Camilla is a boat

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, attended a naming ceremony for a new ferry in Cornwall on Saturday (12.07.08).

Camilla, 60, who looked elegant in a powder blue skirt suit, and her 59-year-old husband braved the rain to board the boat and unveil the name plaque for the Duchess of Cornwall vessel.

The royal pair then enjoyed a 20-minute boat ride across the harbour to Falmouth’s Prince of Wales pier, where they were greeted by tunes from the Pendennis Brass band and met local dignitaries including Falmouth mayor Mike Varney, town clerk Mark Williams and David Pollard, Falmouth town manager.

They then took turns to steer the ferry back across to St Mawes themselves. A manager for Cornwall ferries said: “The new ferry looks lovely and we were all surprised when they both expressed an interest in taking the wheel. They seemed very relaxed and were both obviously enjoying the trip.”