Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla thrilled the crowd as they made an appearance at Sandringham Flower Show.

Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles

Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall spent time chatting with the public at the horticultural event on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, east England.

The pair were greeted at the event by the Essex Police Band, who played a tune as they made their way towards the crowd who had gathered where Duchess Camilla was given a posy of flowers by seven-year-old George Wood.

After chatting with the crowds, the couple went to meet some of the exhibitors at the event and spent around two hours walking around the flower show.

Ian Linner, nursery manager of Peter Beales Roses, said: "We are always so delighted to have them come. I have been coming here for 41 years. They are used to saying hello to us. Prince Charles said we had a bright display and the smell was very nice."

Susan Brown from Grimsby attended the event with her two dogs, Emily and Amy, and the Duchess was seen leaning down to pet them.

Ms Brown said: "Camilla asked about my little girls and whether they were related. I have never spoken to them before. They are really caring people who love animals. Prince Charles is just like his mother."

Sheila Clark has attended the flower show every year since the 1980s, travelling from Glasgow, Scotland.

She said: "I love seeing all the flowers. I used to come here when Prince Charles came with the Queen Mother."

Sandringham Flower Show welcomes 20,000 visitors every year.

Speaking about the event, show chairman David Reeve said: "Fortunately we got off to a very good start. People got ahead on the show ground, which was down to a lot of hard work and preparation, which left us with a little leeway."

Tagged in