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A private estate established in 1337 which funds the public, charitable and private activities of the Prince of Wales and his family.

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall supports her husband, The Prince of Wales, in carrying out his work and duties as Heir to The Throne and Duke of Cornwall. She also undertakes public engagements on behalf of her own charities and has become Patron or President of over 90 organisations. These include Cornwall Air Ambulance Service, Cornwall Community Foundation and The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association.

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall on a visit to Duchy Nursery in Restormel

Each summer, The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall complete a tour of Devon and Cornwall, and this is supplemented by other visits throughout the year. In 2008, the new St. Mawes Ferry was named ‘The Duchess of Cornwall’ after Her Royal Highness. More recent engagements have included The Royal Cornwall Show, a visit to business established in a converted tinmine at Wheal Kitty, attending tenth anniversary celerbations for the Big Lunch at the Eden Project and joining a garden party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ginsters bakery. 


 

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall on a visit to Duchy Nursery in Restormel

The annual tour often coincides with Her Royal Highnesses birthday on 17th July, providing an opportunity for cake and celebration at a variety of locations across the South West. 

Their Royal Highnesses have two family homes owned by the Duchy – Highgrove House near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, and Llwynywermod in Wales. When visiting Cornwall they also stay at Restormel Manor, which is part of the Duchy estate.

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The Duke of Cornwall

The Duke of Cornwall

The Duchy of Cornwall is a private estate established by Edward III in 1337 to provide independence to his son and heir, Prince Edward.

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The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall supports her husband, The Prince of Wales, in carrying out his work and duties as Heir to The Throne and Duke of Cornwall.

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History of the Duchy

History of the Duchy

The Duchy was created in 1337 by Edward III for his son and heir, Prince Edward. A charter ruled that each future Duke of Cornwall would be the eldest surviving son of the Monarch and the heir to the throne.

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