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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

Day 2 of royal visit to Cornwall

The royal couple in Padstow yesterday. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are spending a second day in the county today.

They're focusing on the tourism industry and local communities during this year's visit - stopping in Padstow in North Cornwall yesterday, meeting RNLI volunteers and visiting a restaurant run by celebrity chef Rick Stein. Today the royal couple will be on the Isles of Scilly, stopping by a local island fair on St Mary's.

Princess Anne visits residents of North Prospect in Plymouth

Princess Anne has been meeting long time residents of North Prospect Credit: ITV News

Princess Anne was in Plymouth today for a tea party in North Prospect.

The Princess unveiled a commemorative plaque at the Beacon community hub to mark its official opening and celebrate the regeneration of the area.

She met long time residents, including a woman who appeared in a photo with Princess Anne's grandfather King George VI. Gladys Tapper is now 87.

Gladys Tapper (seen here on the right) met King George VI more than eighty years ago Credit: ITV News


New royal encounter for girl who met King George VI

Gladys Tapper can be seen in the front right of the photo in a print dress Credit: Plymouth City Council

At the age of four, Gladys Tapper appeared in a photo showing the future King George VI at a school in Plymouth.

Today, at the age of 87, she's due to meet the King's grand-daughter when Princess Anne comes to the city.

We'll have a report on that meeting in the West Country Tonight at six.

Somerset police officer who led flood response receives MBE

Chief Superintendent Caroline Peters has been awarded an MBE Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The officer who led the policing operation in response to the Somerset floods in 2014 has been awarded an MBE.

Chief Superintendent Caroline Peters, the Area Commander for the north east, has been given the award for her service and dedication to the communities of Avon and Somerset.

Caroline headed up the police operation throughout the floods which caused widespread devastation in 2014.

She started her career with the Metropolitan Police in 1987 before joining Avon and Somerset police in 2003. Caroline is married with three daughters.

I am absolutely thrilled and genuinely taken aback. I am immensely proud to receive the award. I would like to thank my husband and family for all their support throughout my career - I could not have done it without them. Policing is a fantastic career and I feel so privileged to work with some great people.

– Chief Superintendent Caroline Peters

Devon's Jo Pavey tops West Country's honours list

Jo Pavey celebrating winning the Women's 10000m Final at the European Championships 2014 Credit: Adam Davy/PA

Devon runner Jo Pavey has been awarded an MBE for services to athletics.

The 41 year old mum-of-two won the 10,000m gold medal at the European Championships last year, and has competed in the Olympics four times.

1,163 people were honoured this year - 70% of those were recognised for their community work. Our reporter John Andrews went to meet some of the West Country's local heroes.

South West Queen Birthday Honours List

South West Queen Birthday Honours Credit: PA: Steve Parsons

The Queen is giving the honour of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) to the following:

Charles De Lisle Innis (71) from Beaworthy, Devon is being recognised for his voluntary service to the community in Torrington and Haterleigh, Devon.

Heather Ann Ogburn (56) from Plymouth, Devon, is founder of HMS Heroes and she is being recognised for services to education.

Elizabeth Margaret Ropschitz (62) from Teignmouth,Devon, who is a Mental Health Co-ordinator is being honoured for services to Older Prisoners in Devon.

The British Empire Medal (BEM) is being given to the following:

Percy George Davey (73) from Crediton,Devon, is being recognised for services to Young People in Crediton, Devon through the Scout Movement.

Desmond Norman Libby (58) from Fowey, Cornwall, is being recognised for services to the community in Polruan, Cornwall.

Donald John Roberts (84) from Torquay, Devon, is being recognised for services to young people through Swimming and to Bellringing in Torquay.

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