It may not have been perfect sailing weather, yet nothing could stop Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, smiling when she and her husband attended a naming ceremony for a new ferry on Saturday.
Safely sheltered under umbrellas, Prince Charles and his wife, who was dressed in an elegant powder blue skirt suit, paid a visit to St Mawes, where they boarded the boat and unveiled the name plaque, which proudly bears the title "Duchess of Cornwall".
The pair then enjoyed a 20-minute trip across the harbour to the Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth before taking to the wheel themselves for a quick go at steering the ferry.
"The new ferry looks lovely and we were all surprised when they both expressed an interest in taking the wheel," reported a manager for Cornwall ferries. "They seemed very relaxed and were both obviously enjoying the trip."