The Prince of Wales meets Falmouth's Sea Cadets

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By ShanUCF | Monday, July 12, 2010, 20:24

Not even the rain dampened the spirits of the immaculately turned out Falmouth Sea Cadets who were introduced to Prince Charles this afternoon.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club to celebrate Falmouth hosting the Finn Gold Cup yacht race for the 2012 Olympics.

The race planned for May 2012 is the second Olympic qualifying event and expected to bring around 200 international competitors to the town.

It is hoped that Ben Ainslie, previous winner of 4 gold medals, will be competing.  I'm assured that Ben learned to sail around Falmouth and if he won it would be his 3rd Gold in the Finn class.

Along with the Sea Cadets, Falmouth School's Jazz Band were spruced up and performed in the drizzle.  They played some lovely pieces and told me they were delighted to be able to perform for royalty.

Looking over the wall from the road with pride were several grandparents of the youths and other well-wishers.  There was also one gent keeping an eye on proceedings who said that he saw the Prince of Wales inside signing papers.  Interesting.  I wonder if they were autographs?

Maybe. Maybe not.  The Prince is Patron to the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club with the patronage originally bestowed in 1871 by the then Prince who became King Edward VII.

For those of you wanting to know... The Duchess of Cornwall looked fetching in pale green.  But I have to say that my eye was drawn by the most Amazing hat.  The owner of whom said that the Prince had been, "sucked over by the hat and he shook both our hands.  We're saturated but we had a lot of fun."  

And when the royal party left a bag pipe player piped the Cornish 'Trelawney' tune,

"And shall Trelawney Live or Shall Trelwaney Die?

There's twenty thousand Cornish men will know the reason why!"

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