June 12 - The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall received a warm welcome as they visited a textile mill in the Scottish Borders, reports the Prince of Wales’ official website.
Hundreds of cheering schoolchildren greeted Their Royal Highnesses as they arrived at Robert Noble's March Street Mill in Peebles. Their Royal Highnesses, who are known as The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay while in Scotland, stopped to chat with pupils and locals who lined the street outside the mill.
Once inside, they met staff of Replin Fabrics, who design and produce cloth for use in trains and planes, and watched a demonstration of a new stain- resistant fabric. They also toured the offices where designers and spinners for Robert Noble work and viewed samples of materials produced there.
The Duke, who is Patron of the Campaign for Wool, had a closer look at the Royal regimental tartan being produced and spoke to staff who tend the looms.
Their Royal Highnesses were shown how fabrics at the mill are washed and checked, before viewing some finished products.
The Duchess was presented with a posy of flowers by eight-year-old Michael Gemmell as the couple left to the strains of a piper.
Read the complete article at the Prince of Wales’ officialwebsite.