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Prince Charles flattered by 'gorgeous' compliment

Prince Charles speaking at The George Hotel in Cumbria Credit: PA Wire

The Prince of Wales was described as "gorgeous" by a woman during a visit to Cumbria.

Prince Charles admitted he was "flattered" by the compliment when he met young farmers and volunteers.

A spokeswoman for the Palace said the woman shouted out: "We think you're gorgeous, Charles."

The Prince replied: "Flattery will get you everywhere," the spokeswoman added.

Prince Charles was in Cumbria to launch a pilot scheme to encourage tourists to donate to The Prince's Countryside Fund, which helps people in rural areas.