01 Dec 2021

The Royal Visit to Donegal - don't miss our special coverage

The Royal Visit to Donegal - don't miss our special coverage
staff Reporter @dgldemocrat

The sun shone and the county never looked better as Prince Charles and Lady Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall came to Donegal for a whirlwind six hour visit that was welcomed by most people and is sure to the county a power of good.

Prince Charles personified calmness and charm as he emerged from Donegal Castle to walk the short distance to the Diamond.

His security detail must have been having ten heart attacks as he zig zagged his way through the people - starting out near Timoney's and then swiftly cross the road to greet a lady who had been sitting patiently, hoping to say hello.

He had a word for everyone, he delayed more than a few moments with Francie Kennedy and then had a friendly exchange with two ladies from Ballyshannon who had dropped down to see him.

He worked the crowds at his ease, stopped off at a local butcher shop and from there to Magee and Company - a Donegal company celebrating 150 years in business.

From Donegal to LYIT in Letterkenny where his cupla focal in Irish went down well.

The Duchess of Cornwall went off to visit a local school and the couple reunited to travel to Glenveagh National Park for the final leg of a whistle stop six hour tour of Donegal - all in glorious sunshine.

To see all the photos and read all the stories from the visit don't miss our special pull out on the visit, only in Thursday's Donegal Democrat.

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