Prince William, Duke of Cornwall, visited the region for the first time since receiving his new title.
Though he's best known as the Prince of Wales, William also inherited the title of Duke of Cornwall following Queen Elizabeth II's death last September. This morning, he visited his duchy in southwestern England for the first time since receiving the title, where he met with local community organizations and staff working for the Duchy of Cornwall.
He first met with volunteers at Newquay Orchard, a seven-acre urban green space which provides environmental education, employability training and community events. The Orchard acts as a community venue and hosts several initiatives that aim to combat social isolation, promote healthy lifestyles, and support those who are feeling the difficult impacts of the cost-of-living crisis.
William greeted volunteers who were learning gardening skills at "An Lowarth," Cornish for "garden," and later moved to an educational area where people are trained in cooking and other practical skills to help them move into employment or education. He also visit the community café, "Canteen at the Orchard," which serves produce grown and picked by volunteers in the gardens.
Prince William has previously made quiet visits to the Duchy of Cornwall since inheriting his new title, learning more about the vast estate of farmland, property and commercial businesses which traditionally supports the heir to the throne and his family. A royal source previously told People, "He is going to very much take an active role in it. He is fully immersing himself in it."
As for their other titles, William and Kate made their first visit to Wales since becoming Prince and Princess of Wales last September. The couple has a long history with the region, as they had their first home in Anglesey as newlyweds, where they lived with Prince George for the first months of his life.
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