Cheese and chatter for Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall talked plants at Oxford’s Covered Market on Tuesday when the royal couple visited the city. After touring the historic market, Camilla visited cancer support charity Maggie’s at the Churchill Hospital.

The streets of Oxford city centre were packed to welcome Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall.

The pair visited local businesses and shops at the Covered Market on Tuesday, tasting some of the food on offer and enjoying a tour of the eclectic market.

Camilla also visited cancer support charity Maggie’s at the Churchill Hospital, continuing her work for the cause she became president of in 2008.

During the visit she met people with cancer who visit the centre, staff, volunteers, NHS colleagues from the Churchill Hospital and the centre’s architect, Chris Wilkinson.

She also observed a Talking Heads session, which supports those with hair loss, and a yoga class before touring of the building.

Laura Lee, chief executive of Maggie’s said: “It’s always an honour to welcome Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall to one of our centres.

“We’re incredibly grateful for Her Royal Highness’s continued support of Maggie’s, her passion and commitment makes a real difference to those who visit and work in our Centres.”

A spokesperson said: “The world of cancer is changing. With advances in medicine and earlier diagnosis the chances of surviving cancer long term is double that of 40 years ago.

“As the number of people living with cancer increases, so does the need for practical and emotional support to cope with the challenges that living with and beyond cancer brings.”

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