The Duchess of Cornwall visits  Wiltshire Scrapstore and Resource Centre in Lacock.

The Duchess met some of the 50 volunteers during the visit who keep the charity going by knitting and sewing items for sale in the charity's shop.

The volunteers had also made the Duchess two chicken doorstops - one each for her and her husband - which were labelled Charles and Camilla.

Camilla said: "It's wonderful to find a gem like this on my doorstep. I will definitely be bringing my grandchildren here in the future."

Camilla, who is passionate about the importance of reading and is patron of a number of literacy charities, then joined a storytelling session where she was presented with a book called The Best Present Ever as a gift for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby.

Joining a number of local children and families in the newly-finished community room the story telling featured a fairytale about the birth of the baby of a King and Queen, was written by the patron of the Scrapstore and Wiltshire-based children's author Neil Griffiths, who told the Duchess "you might want to keep this until July.

Jane Wheeler, Chief Executive of the Scrapstore, said: "Thank you so much Your Royal Highness, it's amazing that you are here to share this special day with us."

After the visit Neil Griffiths added: "It's such an honour to have this visit. There are over 50 amazing volunteers keeping this place going and for them to have this royal recognition spurs us on in these difficult times.

"It's great that the Duchess has put us on the map".

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