Prince Charles and Camilla applauded by royal fans for 'non-stop' trip as they can't believe they 'haven't retired'

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have received strong praise for their impressive work ethic on their recent Wales trip

LLANTRISANT, WALES - JULY 07: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during a visit to the newly restored Llantrisant Guildhall Heritage and Visitors' Centre in Llantrisant, Glamorgan, as part of a week long tour of Wales for Wales Week, on July 7, 2021 in Llantrisant, Wales. (Photo by Ben Birchall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla have received praise from fans following their Wales tour, with many praising their 'non-stop' commitment to their royal duties. 


Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla wrapped up their annual Wales trip yesterday, after an intensive week of back-to-back engagements in the Cabria land. 

A highlights reel of the jam-packed visit was posted on the Clarence House social media pages last night, revealing just how much ground the royal duo covered. From attending a historic Hay festival to stopping by a 6th-century cathedral, it looks like the couple wasted no time getting to know the lovely Welsh public. 

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Fans were quick to commend Charles and Camilla, who are both in their earlier seventies, for their high spirits throughout the trip. 

"My gosh; they are going non-stop. You’d think after retirement age they’d stay home and watch Netflix," one Instagram user wrote. 

While most people in the UK retire around the age of 66, Charles and Camilla have shown no signs of slowing down. 

The couple appeared more than happy to mingle with the people of Wales, completing over twenty engagements in total between them over the busy week. And unlike many royal trips, which can take on an overly formal vibe, this particular tour had a refreshingly relaxed feel. 

PONTHIR, WALES - JULY 09: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales tries some Butty Bach (a Welsh term meaning 'little friend') ale during a visit to Ponthir House Inn, one of the latest projects opened with a Community Services Fund grant from 'Pub is the Hub', on July 9, 2021 in Ponthir, near Newport, Wales. The prince is meeting staff, pub regulars and members of the local community that have benefitted from the pub's services and log cabin shop during lockdown, as part of a week long tour of Wales for Wales Week. (Photo by Ben Birchall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales tries some Butty Bach (a Welsh term meaning 'little friend') ale during a visit to Ponthir House Inn, one of the latest projects opened with a Community Services Fund grant from 'Pub is the Hub', on July 9, 2021 in Ponthir, near Newport, Wales. 

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The Princes of Wales and the Duchess were seen at a number of casual spots during the visit, including a bookshop, a pub, and a cricket club. At one point, Prince Charles was even spotted in Iceland as fans joke he’s ‘eyeing up a great £3 meal deal.' 

"What a lovely video! Tirelessly spreading good cheer across communities," another impressed fan wrote. 

In true royal fashion, the couple didn't hold back when it came to sampling the local amenities. Prince Charles was praised for 'working so hard' as he tried his hand at the age-old skill of bell-ringing at St Brynach’s Church in Nevern, just a day before dabbling in the bartender trade at Ponthir House Inn in Ponthir. 

HAY-ON-WYE, WALES - JULY 06: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during a visit to Booths Bookshop to meet with the organisers of the Hay Festival and tour independent shops and local businesses, as part of a week long tour of Wales for Wales Week, on July 6, 2021 in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jacob King - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during a visit to Booths Bookshop to meet with the organisers of the Hay Festival and tour independent shops and local businesses, as part of a week long tour of Wales for Wales Week, on July 6, 2021 in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, United Kingdom. 

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"Wonderful videos, videos to be proud of. HRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall enjoying their time in Wales. Hard-working Royals doing what they know best," one fan commented. 

The Wales tour kicked off directly after the couple's Scotland trip, where they also fulfilled a number of royal engagements. The Northern visit overlapped with the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue at Kensington Palace on 1 July, the date of what would have been the late royal's 60th birthday. Prince Charles reportedly had no intention of being present at the somber event—which was attended by Prince Harry and Prince William—having always struggled with tributes to his late ex-wife. 

Emma Dooney
Emma Dooney

Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.