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Prince Charles delights in luxury foods

A leg of boar was also presented to the royal couple which had a visible price tag of £176. Credit: Paul Edwards/the sun/PA Wire

Prince Charles looked right at home, inspecting a haunch of wild boar and sampling luxury olive oils.

A farmer himself, and an advocate of organic food, he took special interest in the produce being sold at many of the stalls.

The Prince of Wales samples some of the olive oils being sold in the market. Credit: Paul Edwards/the sun/PA Wire

But, it looked rather more incongruous when Charles started sipping on a cup of "builder's tea".

The Prince normally has his tea without milk and with a spoonful of honey, but he ordered one with two sugars and as strong as you can make it from cafe-owner Maria Moruzzi.

The Prince normally has his tea with a spoonful of honey. Credit: Paul Edwards/the sun/PA Wire


Foodie treats for Charles and Camilla in Borough

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to one of London's oldest, most famous food markets today.

The royal couple were in Borough Market to meet traders at the Old Hall.

It was forced to close two years ago, because of rail construction work, but the stalls are now back in business, as Liz Wickham reports.

No card for Charles, but lots of Valentine's gifts for Camilla

The Duchess of Cornwall was presented with armfuls of gifts from traders, as she toured Borough Market.

Florist Sharon Crane, 45, whose business opened today, gave her first bunch of flowers to the Duchess for free.

Florist Sharon Crane gave the Duchess of Cornwall a bunch of roses.

Afterwards she said: "I told her 'I'm giving you a bouquet of flowers in case your husband forgets' and she said she was hoping to get some."

She was also presented with a massive chocolate heart, decorated with the words "with love from Borough Market".

Chocolatier Hayleigh Bazelya presented the Duchess with a chocolate heart, decorated with the words "love from Borough Market". Credit: Paul Edwards/The sun/PA Wire

But it seems Charles is having a rather less romantic Valentine's day. When asked by David Ruane, a worker from a nearby pub, if he'd received a card, he rolled his eyes and said: "No, I don't think so."

What's Prince Charles given up for Lent?

The Prince of Wales waved away the offer of a free chocolate brownie, as he re-opened Borough Market today, saying that he'd given them up for Lent.

But the Duchess of Cornwall happily accepted a Valentine's gift of a large chocolate heart decorated with the words "love from Borough Market".

She told chocolatier Hayleigh Bazelya: "I will have no problem munching my way through that."


Three Crown Square to reopen

Three Crown Square has been closed since 2009. Credit: Borough market

Borough Market's largest trading area, Three Crown Square, reopens today after being closed for over three years. The section of the market was closed In 2009, due to works being carried out by Network Rail.

Pictures: the school veg project

Children from St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School are among those selling the fruits - and veg - of their labours at Borough Market today.

Here are some pictures of them planting their seeds earlier in the year.

The children have been growing their own fruit and vegetables as part of an educational project. Credit: St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School
The children's produce is being sold to members of the public at Borough Market. Credit: St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School
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