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Charles and Camilla: Firefighters rescue royal visit from the rain

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall arrive to a rainy Newquay. Credit: ITV News

It was a rather stormy day for a royal visit, but Charles and Camilla still received a warm welcome when they arrived in Newquay today.

Umbrellas at the ready... Credit: Matt Cardy/PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall were handing out awards for the winners of a hanging basket competition.

And although the rain meant they couldn't carry out the ceremony and picnic outdoors, as planned - a group of firefighters came to the rescue.

A picnic lunch inside Newquay Fire Station. Credit: ITV News

Newquay Fire Station became the new venue for the royal picnic.

The Duchess of Cornwall picnics indoors with residents from Tregunnel Hill. Credit: ITV News

There was also a cake to mark the Duchess of Cornwall's 70th birthday - which she cut with a sword:

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall cuts her cake at Newquay Fire Station. Credit: Matt Cardy/PA
A cake to mark the Duchess of Cornwall's 70th birthday. Credit: ITV News