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In search of the elusive Large Blue - Ken Goodwin goes hunting

Prince Charles is taken for a look around the reserve

Prince Charles visited a wildlife reserve yesterday looking for one of the rarest butterflies in the country.

The Large Blue became extinct in this country in the 1950s but it has been introduced to the Daneway Banks reserve, at Sapperton in Gloucestershire - where the Prince of Wales is patron.

Our Gloucestershire correspondent thought he'd try his luck at finding it...

If it's any consolation, Prince Charles never got to see one either.

But he did get to unveil a special plaque to commemorate his visit to the reserve, though like the butterfly we'd all been looking for, it took flight.

The plaque unveiled by Prince Charles



Prince Charles shakes claws with giant lobster on Fistral Beach

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall have completed a busy schedule of visits to the county, visiting all parts of the Duchy over the past three days.

The last day of the tour included a visit to Fistral Beach in Newquay.

Here they were shown how the marine litter which regularly washes up on our shores is now being recycled.

The Prince also had a close encounter with two giant creatures from the sea during the visit.

Steve Hardy reports.

Prince Charles & Camilla at Fistral Beach

It's the final day of the Duke & Duchess of Cornwall's visit to the Duchy and today they're at Fistral Beach, Newquay. They're seeing how local charities are tackling litter on our coastline.

Prince Charles meets a man apparently made of rubbish. Credit: Ben Birchall / PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Duchess of Cornwall stops for a picture with 'Larry the Lobster' and 'Sally the Starfish', who are environmental campaigners from the Marine Conservation Society.

The Duchess of Cornwall with 'Larry the Lobster' and 'Sally the Starfish'. Credit: Ben Birchall / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall entertained on St Agnes

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are continuing their tour of the Scilly Isles by visiting St Agnes.

Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive on St Agnes. Credit: Ben Birchall / PA Wire/PA Images

Prince Charles and Camilla are currently taking part in their annual summer annual tour to the region.

With the focus of their three day visit on the region's tourism industry.

Pupils at St Agnes school perform a play of St George and the Dragon. Credit: Ben Birchall / PA Wire/PA Images

Prince Charles and Camilla were entertained by pupils from St Agnes school, who performed the famous story of St George slaying the Dragon for them in the sunshine.

They also visited the Island Fair where they were introduced to some local wildlife.

The Prince of Wales is shown crustaceans as he visits the Island Fair. Credit: Ben Birchall / PA Wire/PA Images
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