Prince Charles in high spirits at Royal Welsh Show

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[gallery] Proud new grandfather Prince Charles was greeted by thousands of well-wishers as he arrived at the Royal Welsh Show in Mid Wales today.

A visitor to the Royal Welsh Show presents new grandfather Prince Charles with a congratulations card today

Accompanied by his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles arrived at the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd, near Builth Wells, a day after meeting his grandson for the first time.

Meanwhile, the Queen arrived at Kensington Palace today to see her new great-grandson for the first time.

She made the short journey from Buckingham Palace to visit the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their new son. Prince Harry has also visited the couple and met his nephew.

As Prince Charles arrived at the show, attended by more than 50,000 people, a woman wearing a pair of Union flags in her hair shouted "Congratulations Grandad" causing the Prince to laugh.

The royal couple visited the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge yesterday after their son was born on Monday afternoon.

The couple spent this afternoon chatting to visitors as they walked into the venue to cheers from the crowd under bright sunshine.

They were presented to the main show ring to cheers and applause with a tannoy announcement made for people to show their appreciation for the new royal baby.

It was the Duchess's first visit to the show, but Prince Charles's seventh, with him being a former president of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society which organises the event.


Their tour of the showground began with a visit to the President's Pavilion where they met staff from the society before splitting up and going on separate itinerary's.

A spokeswoman for the society said: "We are delighted with the news of a new royal baby and passed on our best wishes and congratulations."

The duchess then visited the food hall while the prince was presenting the Fitzhugh Award for the champion cattle breed. Later Prince Charles was due to attend a reception for the Prince's Countryside Fund, of which he is president.

The Duchess of Cornwall was also visiting the Green Pavilion, where she was meeting some of the RWAS's Young Members Forum.

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