Helston Flora Day 2018 was a brilliant, colourful affair. I'd like to say the day started off bright and sunny, but it dawned grey and dull. Never mind, the day...
I was privileged to witness the Porthleven royal visit of Charles and Camilla this morning. The streets of #Porthleven were lined with locals, tourists and very excited school children. Even our Harbourmaster, Phil, was togged up smartly for the occasion.
Charles and Camilla
Although I am not a royalist in any way, shape or form, it was so nice in this day and age to see how the Royals interacted with the public and took their time walking through the crowds. They both went out of their way to speak to people lining the streets as well as the local dignitaries of Porthleven. Despite my misgivings, I actually found myself being impressed.
The groups and associations meeting up with the two Royals included Porthleven’s Fishermen’s Association, the Gig Club, Porthleven Lights Committee and the Porthleven Coastguards. A large marquee was set up on the harbour head, and the Royals even popped into our local pasty shop, The Horse and Jockey.
On a couple of occasions, I was so close to Camilla, I thought she was going to speak to me, and I found myself turning away out of awkwardness.