Your Brolly Ma'am!
Lovely day for it! Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall braves the downpours to open new canal landing stage in Swindon
Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall was at West Wichel in Swindon today to open a new landing platform as part of her role as Patron of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust.
Her Royal Highness arrived at the event on Dragonfly; a traditional-style narrowboat built by the Trust to allow the public to enjoy trips on the historic stretch of water.
The Duchess also unveiled a commemorative plaque
It is planned that this one mile stretch of the original canal will be linked to the new one mile canal section recently constructed at East Wichel as a joint venture between the Trust and Swindon Borough Council, looping around the three new Wichelstowe villages that form part of the Swindon development plan.
Cllr David Renard, Leader of Swindon Borough Council said: “We are extremely honoured to welcome HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to Swindon and, in turn, showcase our ambitious and exciting plans for the development at Wichelstowe. We are looking forward to working with the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust as our plans for the canal develop."
Dragonfly arriving last week as final preperations were made for Camilla's arrival