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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

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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.

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