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Camilla grapples with the wind as she joins Prince Charles for a visit to a food market in Leicester

The Duchess of Corwall faced a battle with the icy winds as she arrived at a food market in Leicester today.

Camilla, 72, who is in the East Midlands city for a day of engagements with the Cambridges, separated from Prince William, 37, and Kate Middleton, 38, to join Prince Charles, 71, in visiting stallholders at a fruit and vegetable market. 

Charles and Camilla met workers at the market along with members of a local women’s charity, before attending a performance by local schoolchildren to celebrate the diversity of the city, and will later unveil a commemorative plaque in the new market square. 

During their visit Camilla was seen petting a sweet pug she met during her visit to the Cambridge Satchel company, where they toured the company’s workshops and met staff. 

The Duchess of Corwall faced a battle with the icy winds as she arrived at a food market in Leicester today. Camilla is in the East Midlands city for a day of engagements with Prince Charles

Charles looked quite taken by the fruit on display, joking with the stallholder as he embarked on a day of engagements

Charles looked quite taken by the fruit on display, joking with the stallholder as he embarked on a day of engagements

During their visit Camilla was seen petting a sweet pug she met during her visit to the Cambridge Satchel company

During their visit Camilla was seen petting a sweet pug she met during her visit to the Cambridge Satchel company

Camilla managed to cut a chic figure despite the challenging weather, matching her forest green coat to her clutch bag for the occasion. 

Warding off the chill in woolly tights, boots and a hat, she shook bystanders’ hands as she made her way around the market.

Meanwhile Charles looked quite taken by the fruit on display, joking with the stallholder. 

Leicester market is around 800 years old and is the largest outdoor covered market in Europe. 

Camilla, 72, who is in the East Midlands city for a day of engagements with the Cambridges, separated from Prince William, 37, and Kate Middleton, 38, to join Prince Charles, 71, in visiting stallholders at a fruit and vegetable market

Camilla, 72, who is in the East Midlands city for a day of engagements with the Cambridges, separated from Prince William, 37, and Kate Middleton, 38, to join Prince Charles, 71, in visiting stallholders at a fruit and vegetable market

Leicester market is around 800 years old and is the largest outdoor covered market in Europe

Leicester market is around 800 years old and is the largest outdoor covered market in Europe

The Prince is also due to attend a reception to launch the Midlands chapter of the British Asian Trust, in his role as the organisation’s founding patron.

The duchess, who is president of Royal Voluntary Service (RVS), will visit Leicester General Hospital to take part in the RVS’s Big Trolley Push recruitment campaign, where she was due to be joined by West End musical star Elaine Paige.

Charles will also celebrate craftsmanship, visiting a workshop said to be the last in Britain producing rattan products, before again being joined by Camilla for a visit to the Cambridge Satchel Company.

The Duchess of Cornwall (right), meets an employee and her dog during a visit to The Cambridge Satchel Company

The Duchess of Cornwall (right), meets an employee and her dog during a visit to The Cambridge Satchel Company

Camilla managed to cut a chic figure despite the challenging weather, matching her forest green coat to her clutch bag for the occasion

Camilla managed to cut a chic figure despite the challenging weather, matching her forest green coat to her clutch bag for the occasion

The Prince is also due to attend a reception to launch the Midlands chapter of the British Asian Trust, in his role as the organisation's founding patron

The Prince is also due to attend a reception to launch the Midlands chapter of the British Asian Trust, in his role as the organisation’s founding patron

Charles will also celebrate craftsmanship, visiting a workshop said to be the last in Britain producing rattan products, before again being joined by Camilla for a visit to the Cambridge Satchel Company

Charles will also celebrate craftsmanship, visiting a workshop said to be the last in Britain producing rattan products, before again being joined by Camilla for a visit to the Cambridge Satchel Company

The fab four! Charles, Camilla, William and Kate came together to visit to the new Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC), Loughborough, in their first official outing as a foursome since 2011. Pictured, the royals at the centre today

The fab four! Charles, Camilla, William and Kate came together to visit to the new Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC), Loughborough, in their first official outing as a foursome since 2011. Pictured, the royals at the centre today

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall with a presentation cake during a visit to The Cambridge Satchel Company in Leicester, where they toured the company's workshops and met staff

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall with a presentation cake during a visit to The Cambridge Satchel Company in Leicester, where they toured the company’s workshops and met staff

 Later, Camilla visited Leicester’s General hospital during the launch of their Big Trolley Push charity campaign.

The Big Trolley Push is a nationwide volunteer recruitment campaign by volunteering charity, Royal Voluntary Service aiming to get hospital trolley services to reach more patients, in more wards, more often.

Later, Camilla visited Leicester's General hospital during the launch of their Big Trolley Push charity campaign

Later, Camilla visited Leicester’s General hospital during the launch of their Big Trolley Push charity campaign

The Big Trolley Push is a nationwide volunteer recruitment campaign by volunteering charity, Royal Voluntary Service aiming to get hospital trolley services to reach more patients, in more wards, more often

The Big Trolley Push is a nationwide volunteer recruitment campaign by volunteering charity, Royal Voluntary Service aiming to get hospital trolley services to reach more patients, in more wards, more often 

She is pictured pushing a trolley with Elaine Paige OBE (right)and John Thompson (left), at the launch of her charities "Big Trolley Push" campaign

She is pictured pushing a trolley with Elaine Paige OBE (right)and John Thompson (left), at the launch of her charities ‘Big Trolley Push’ campaign

Camilla, who is President of the Royal Voluntary Service, was seen smiling as she met doctors and patients at the hospital today

Camilla, who is President of the Royal Voluntary Service, was seen smiling as she met doctors and patients at the hospital today

Camilla, who is President of the Royal Voluntary Service, was seen pushing a trolley full of fruit, magazines and confectionery alongside Elaine Paige OBE.

She is later seen shaking hands with the charity Chairman, Stephen Dunmore and meeting the doctors and nurses of Leicester’s General hospital.

The royal is pictured chatting with Chief Executive of Royal Voluntary Service, Catherine Johnstone as they walk down the hospital corridor.

Camilla is pictured walking down the corridor and chatting with doctors and nurses with Catherine Johnstone

Camilla is pictured walking down the corridor and chatting with doctors and nurses with Catherine Johnstone 

Camilla smiles as she poses for photos from the hospital's nursing staff while walking down the corridor

Camilla smiles as she poses for photos from the hospital’s nursing staff while walking down the corridor 

The royal is pictured chatting with Chief Executive of Royal Voluntary Service, Catherine Johnstone as they walk down the hospital corridor

The royal is pictured chatting with Chief Executive of Royal Voluntary Service, Catherine Johnstone as they walk down the hospital corridor

Camilla was seen smiling and shaking hands with the chairman of the charity Stephen Dunmore

Camilla was seen smiling and shaking hands with the chairman of the charity Stephen Dunmore

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