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Charles tells Camilla to 'down the hatch' during pub visit

Prince Charles told Camilla to "down the hatch" as the pair pulled pints during a visit to an Essex pub today.

Charles, who is a patron of the Pub is the Hub, a not-for-profit organisation offering support to rural pubs, met regulars at The Bell in Purleigh.

The visit was part of a day-long trip around Essex with visits to the High House Production Park in Purfleet and the Palace Theatre in Westcliff-on-Sea.

The Prince of Wales had earlier offered his services as a singer to a community choir - but doubted his voice would be of much use.

The Duchess of Cambridge enjoys a game of darts. Credit: ITV News

Charles played down his musical abilities claiming he had a "gravelly bass" singing voice.

June Bull was not put off by Charles' honesty saying the group "could have kept him amused for hours" if he had joined.