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Prince Charles tries his hand at carpentry on tour of Canada

21 MAY 2014

Prince Charles looked to be having a banging good time as he visited a woodwork department in Charlottetown, Canada on Tuesday.

The future King and his wife Camilla were on the third day of their royal tour of the country, when they paid a visit to Holland College.

As Charles, 65, stopped by the community college's centre for applied science and technology, he chatted to students and eagerly took part in a carpentry workshop.

 

Prince Charles and Camilla in Canada

Prince Charles eagerly took part in a carpentry workshop



"It's the Flintstones," Charles joked as he picked up a mallet. The royal appeared to struggle slightly as he lifted the heavy load and tried to hammer in a peg, saying, "This is what you've all been waiting for," before breaking into laughter at his attempt.

During the visit, Charles also unveiled a plaque to open a section of the college named after him, the Prince of Wales Campus.

 

 

Prince Charles and Camilla in Canada

Prince Charles laughed off his attempt



Earlier in the day, Charles and Camilla had started their trip to Prince Edward Island by meeting another group of young people at the Legislative Chamber in Charlottetown. The royal couple sat in on a debate between high school students who were presenting their ideas about the importance of political involvement.

Charles and Camilla, who are undertaking 41 engagements over their four-day whistle-stop tour, also paid a visit to the Cornwall United Church. The Duchess, 66, tried her hand at embroidering part of a tea towel, which a local had made in honour of Camilla's stepson Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton.

 

Prince Charles and Camilla in Canada

Camilla tried her hand at embroidery



Camilla charmed crowds as she chatted to children and was presented with a white woollen blanket at an arts and crafts fair. The blanket wasn't the only gift the elegant royal received as she was also presented with a handmade fascinator at another visit to Immanuel School in Charlottetown.

Other engagements of the day included a visit to Bonshaw Park, also on Prince Edward Island, where Charles met young earth Rangers and Canadian Olympic athletes. The Prince was presented with the Tom Symonds Medal by Professor Symonds during another stop at Charlottetown's Province House.

 

Prince Charles and Camilla in Canada

Camilla met youngsters who made her a fascinator



This is Charles' 17th official visit to the country and the couple's third time they have travelled to Canada together. On Tuesday afternoon, Charles and Camilla flew to Winnipeg in the province of Manitoba to carry on with their tour.

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