Charles, Camilla retreat to Wales

Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are staying in their Wales retreat for the first time today (23.06.08).

The property in Llywnywermod, Carmarthenshire – which is currently being renovated – will be the couple’s base for their five-day tour.

During their visit, the couple will launch a new initiative – the Cambrian Mountain Initiative – to help hill farmers and will also attend an official dinner which will mark Charles’ 50th anniversary of being the Prince of Wales, held by First Minister Rhodri Morgan on Thursday (26.06.08).

Charles and Camilla will this week visit Pembrokeshire’s St. David’s Cathedral where they will inaugurate the restored medieval cloisters and meet staff.

Later in their visit, the royals will visit Solva’s woollen mill and Aberglasney Gardens near Llandeilo – where they will open a Welsh Historic Gardens Trust building.

While Charles and Camilla have not planned to visit any destinations in north Wales, Charles has set up private meetings with members of his charities which function throughout the country.