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Charles and Camilla visit D-Day planning harbour in Dumfries and Galloway

Credit: PA

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit a Scottish port in Dumfries and Galloway which played an important role in preparations for D-Day.

Charles and Camilla – known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay when in Scotland – are on a visit to the coastal village of Garlieston in Wigtownshire.

Temporary portable structures known as Mulberry Harbours were secretly planned, tested and developed in the village in the lead-up to the events of 1944.

The pair opened a new visitor centre at the Bladnoch Distillery. Credit: PA

While in Dumfries and Galloway the pair officially opened a new visitor centre at the Bladnoch Distillery, which was founded in 1817.

It closed at the beginning of the Second World War and reopened in 1957 before being acquired by Australian businessman David Prior four years ago.

Moat Brae opened its doors in May. Credit: Moat Brae

Camilla will visit the Moat Brae House and Gardens in Dumfries without Charles. The house served as inspiration for JM Barrie’s Peter Pan.

The site also opened in June this year as a visitor attraction and Scotland’s National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling.

She was greeted by Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries Fiona Armstrong and took a tour of the centre and grounds.

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