Prince Charles and wife Camilla are certainly not afraid to show off their silly side lately. Just days aftertaking a spin around the gardens of Clarence House in a tuk tuk, the royal couplelaughed up a storm as they watched a sheep race.
Normally ones to takeracing very seriously, this event had Charles and Camilla in stitches oflaughter while watching Herdwick sheep jump over hurdles and make a mad dasharound a specially built course for the Prince's Countryside Fund Raceday. Theanimals were dressed in colorful attire and featured toy jockeys on their backsholding on to the sheep's reins.
The more traditional sportof horse racing took place later where Camilla shouted with excitement as thePrince peered through his binoculars.
Though heating up withamusement, Camilla still had to keep warm on the cold day and opted for a chic velvet and fur hat, leather gloves, tweed coat, scarf and knee-high suedeboots. As theweather took a turn for the worse with the onset of rain, the Duchess grabbed a clear umbrella to protect her from the elements.
Alongwith watching the sheep and the horses, the couple toured the grounds to check out the stalls and visited the Heritage Harvest stand to meet peoplehelping farmers grow heritage cereals. The royals also presented jockey Tony McCoy with a framedprint on his last race at Ascot in the Waitrose Novices' Handicap SteepleChase.
All the money raised fromthe event goes to the Prince's Countryside Fund, which supports rural areas inBritain.
On Thursday, the Duke and Duchesstook part in another event where they were full of laughter. They viewed afleet of rickshaws decorated by artists and fashion designers, including Diane VonFurstenberg, that will eventually be auctioned off forcharity. Not only did the royal coupleview the small contraptions, they made an impromptu decision to give one aspin.
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