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Royals swap umbrellas for parasols as temperatures soar at Sandringham Flower Show

The Duchess of Cornwall chose to take shelter under a parasol as she toured the Sandringham Flower Show in Norfolk on Wednesday.

The visit on one of the hottest days of the year was in stark contrast to this time last summer, when the Royals had to huddle under umbrellas to keep themselves dry in the pouring rain.

With the sun shining, crowds once again turned out in their thousands for the 137th edition of the show, held on the Queen's private estate.

The sun shone on Sandringham this year. Credit: PA

Both Charles and Camilla took time to meet those in attendance, including 'Only Fools and Horses' actor John Challis who showed them his book on gardening.

The annual event at Sandringham features steam engines, local produce, community stalls and fairground rides among its attractions.

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