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Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall look in high spirits during a visit to an exhibition in Devon

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall looked in high spirits as they visited The Burton at Bideford in Devon to celebrate the art gallery’s 70th anniversary today – just a day after being blindsides by Prince Harry’s $20m bombshell memoir announcement/

The Prince of Wales, 72, and the Duchess of Cornwall, who turned 74 on Saturday, were seen greeting well-wishers as they arrived to view an exhibition of archive photographs by local photographer James Ravilious from the Beaford Archives on the final day of their tour of the South West.

Following their visit to the exhibition, they attended a gathering of the town’s community groups and young people in the nearby Victoria Park.

Camilla, who wore her white blonde-hair carefully coiffed, cut a cool figure in a light blue linen zip dress adorned with white polka dots and dark sunglasses, while Prince Charles dressed for the heatwave in a smart beige suit.

The Duchess of Cornwall was all smiles as she went mask-free and joined Prince Charles on a visit to The Burton at Bideford to celebrate the art gallery’s 70th anniversary today – the final day of their tour of the South West

The Prince of Wales, who was dressed for summer in a beige suit, greeted staff at the exhibition with a namaste gesture

The Prince of Wales, who was dressed for summer in a beige suit, greeted staff at the exhibition with a namaste gesture

The Prince of Wales speaks with two young children as he attends a gathering of the town's community groups and young people in Victoria Park (pictured)

The Prince of Wales speaks with two young children as he attends a gathering of the town’s community groups and young people in Victoria Park (pictured)

The Duchess of Cornwall teamed her below-the-knee dress with tan-coloured heels for the outing and completed her elegant ensemble with simple silver jewellery and drop earrings. 

The royal was also seen holding a chic umbrella to protect her from the sun’s powerful rays, which are expected to hit highs of 90F across parts of England this afternoon. 

Later on, the Prince of Wales was seen speaking with members of the Bellew family as he viewed Tennacott Farm and learned about their dairy ice cream business, before attending a seminar event hosted by the North Devon Biosphere.

On Tuesday, Prince Charles and Camilla appeared in good spirits as they visited a primary school on St Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly in Cornwall, hours after Prince Harry’s shock memoir announcement.

The Prince of Wales speaks with members of the Bellew family as he views Tennacott Farm and learns about their dairy ice cream business

The Prince of Wales speaks with members of the Bellew family as he views Tennacott Farm and learns about their dairy ice cream business

Prince Charles was dressed for summer in glasses and a beige suit as he spoke with members of the Bellew family today

Prince Charles was dressed for summer in glasses and a beige suit as he spoke with members of the Bellew family today

Prince of Wales attends a seminar event hosted by the North Devon Biosphere

The seminar explores the opportunities presented by Natural Capital management at Tennacott Farm

Prince of Wales (pictured, left and right) attends a seminar event hosted by the North Devon Biosphere exploring the opportunities presented by Natural Capital management at Tennacott Farm

The Prince of Wales attended a seminar event hosted by the North Devon Biosphere during day 3 of his visit to Devon and Cornwall

The Prince of Wales attended a seminar event hosted by the North Devon Biosphere during day 3 of his visit to Devon and Cornwall

Prince Charles beams as he crouches down to speak with young people in the nearby Victoria Park

Prince Charles beams as he crouches down to speak with young people in the nearby Victoria Park

The Prince of Wales was all smiles as he headed to a gathering of the town's community groups following the exhibition viewing

The Prince of Wales was all smiles as he headed to a gathering of the town’s community groups following the exhibition viewing 

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall once again went mask free as they spoke with adults and children during their stop at Five Islands Academy School for an Eco Conference.

Charles kept his feelings about Harry’s bombshell book deal hidden as he cracked a joke and laughed with members of the public on the second day of his three-day tour of the South West with Camilla.

Following their visit to the school, the royal couple headed to Porthcressa Quay where they spoke with key workers involved in community support during the pandemic. They also met local business owners who have been affected by lockdown.

Charles and Camilla then made their way to Porthcressa Beach where they strolled along the picturesque sands and spoke with a crowd of well-wishers.

Well-wishers waved patriotic flags - much to the delight of Prince Charles, who arrived wearing sunglasses

Well-wishers waved patriotic flags – much to the delight of Prince Charles, who arrived wearing sunglasses

Royal fans lined the streets as they waited for Prince Charles to arrived at Victoria Park this afternoon

Royal fans lined the streets as they waited for Prince Charles to arrived at Victoria Park this afternoon

The Prince of Wales took time to speak to well-wishers as he attended a gathering of the town's community groups and young people in Victoria Park

The Prince of Wales took time to speak to well-wishers as he attended a gathering of the town’s community groups and young people in Victoria Park 

The Prince of Wales (centre) during a visit The Burton at Bideford to celebrate the art gallery's 70th anniversary

The Prince of Wales (centre) during a visit The Burton at Bideford to celebrate the art gallery’s 70th anniversary

This comes as the Duke of Sussex’s $20million Megxit memoir was branded a ‘moneymaking exercise at the expense of his blood family’ by royal experts and insiders who predicted it would be ‘a book by Harry, as written by Meghan.’

Harry, 36, did not warn his grandmother, father or brother about the tell-all book until ‘moments before it became public’ in a sign that his relationship with the Royal Family did not improve during his visit to unveil Princess Diana’s statue in London earlier this month, it was claimed on Tuesday.

The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William are said to have been completely blindsided by Harry’s shock announcement that he has been secretly working on his as yet untitled memoirs with Pulitzer-winning ghostwriter J. R. Moehringer for a year, with a release date of late 2022, according to publisher Penguin Random House.

In a statement Harry said: ‘I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become’ – but one royal insider responded tartly: ‘A book by Harry, as written by Meghan.’

Prince Charles and Camilla beamed as they arrived at The Burton at Bideford in a chauffer-driven car

Prince Charles and Camilla beamed as they arrived at The Burton at Bideford in a chauffer-driven car

The Prince of Wales and Camilla view artworks during a visit to the Burton Art Gallery and art centre

The Prince of Wales and Camilla view artworks during a visit to the Burton Art Gallery and art centre

The royal couple could be seen viewing an exhibition of archive photographs by local photographer James Ravilious from the Beaford Archives

The royal couple could be seen viewing an exhibition of archive photographs by local photographer James Ravilious from the Beaford Archives

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall took great interest in the artwork as they took a tour of the exhibition

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall took great interest in the artwork as they took a tour of the exhibition 

Prince Harry didn’t feel he needed permission from Buckingham Palace to write the memoir, his spokesman declared today.

The Sussexes’ spokesman told the BBC that Harry would not be expected to obtain permission for the project from Buckingham Palace – but it is not yet clear if royal officials will get to see the finished book before its release in late 2022 by publisher Penguin Random House. MailOnline has asked Harry’s LA team to comment.

On Monday, Prince Charles and Camilla visited several sites in Devon, beginning in Exeter to celebrate it becoming a UNESCO City of Liter.

As Charles is patron of the Exeter Cathedral Development appeal, the place of worship was the first stop on their list, followed by Devon Wildlife Trust, Exeter City Community Trust and the Met Office. 

The royal was also seen holding a chic umbrella to protect her from the sun's rays

Temperatures are expected to hit highs of 90F across parts of England this afternoon

The royal was also seen holding a chic umbrella to protect her from the sun’s powerful rays, which are expected to hit highs of 90F across parts of England this afternoon

Camilla, who opted for neutral makeup, wore her white blonde-hair carefully coiffed for the visit (pictured)

Camilla, who opted for neutral makeup, wore her white blonde-hair carefully coiffed for the visit (pictured)

Prince Charles meets well-wishers as he visits The Burton to celebrate the art gallery's 70th anniversary with Camilla during day 3 of their visit to Devon and Cornwall

Prince Charles meets well-wishers as he visits The Burton to celebrate the art gallery’s 70th anniversary with Camilla during day 3 of their visit to Devon and Cornwall

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Prince Charles could be seen clutching a pair of sunglasses as he arrived to view an exhibition of archive photographs by local photographer James Ravilious from the Beaford Archives

Prince Charles could be seen clutching a pair of sunglasses as he arrived to view an exhibition of archive photographs by local photographer James Ravilious from the Beaford Archives

Prince Charles meets guests as he visits The Burton to celebrate the art gallery's 70th anniversary with Camilla

Prince Charles meets guests as he visits The Burton to celebrate the art gallery’s 70th anniversary with Camilla

Well-wishers were quick to grab their cameras at the first sight of the Prince of Wales (pictured)

Well-wishers were quick to grab their cameras at the first sight of the Prince of Wales (pictured)

Prince Charles and Camilla were all smiles as they enjoyed the sunshine

The Prince of Wales could be seen clutching his sunglasses

The visit comes just a day after Prince Harry’s $20million Megxit memoir was branded a ‘moneymaking exercise at the expense of his blood family’ by royal experts and insiders who predicted it would be ‘a book by Harry, as written by Meghan’

Inside Charles and Camilla learned about the restoration of the grand building before meeting community groups that work closely with the prince’s passion for the environment.

Following their visit to the cathedral, the couple made their way to Exeter’s new bus station where they met with transport workers, council leaders and ‘Net Zero Heroes’ involved in Exeter City Council’s ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. 

Charles unveiled a plaque to commemorate his visit, and was treated to a tour of a restored vintage bus from 1961 and Stagecoach’s latest model by veteran bus driver Mike Prowse. 

The Duchess of Cornwall teamed her below-the-knee dress with simple silver jewellery and drop earrings

The Duchess of Cornwall teamed her below-the-knee dress with simple silver jewellery and drop earrings

Camilla (pictured) cut a cool figure in a light blue linen zip dress adorned with white polka dots and dark sunglasses

Camilla (pictured) cut a cool figure in a light blue linen zip dress adorned with white polka dots and dark sunglasses 

The Prince of Wales cut a cool figure in a pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses which he paired with a beige-coloured suit

The Prince of Wales cut a cool figure in a pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses which he paired with a beige-coloured suit

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