Summer finally arrived in Sark on Friday 20th July, just in time for the visit of Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. The Royal helicopter touched down on the sports field at 10.30 in the morning, much to the delight of the gathered crowd. The Prince and Camilla were greeted by the Seigneur, Michael Beaumont, and Deputy Seneschal Jeremy La Trobe-Bateman along with Constable Joanne Godwin and other island officials and their partners. The island’s school children were next to meet the Royals presenting them with a bouquet of wildflowers and a box of Sark Chocolates. After inspecting the Sark Branch of the Royal British Legion, Prince Charles unveiled a plaque to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee then moved inside to meet Sark’s Conseillers. The Royal couple were then taken by carriage to the Seigneurie for a private tour of the house before being shown around the gardens by Charles Maitland, director of La Seigneurie Gardens Trust. On returning to the Island Hall Charles and Camilla met members of Sark’s Fire, Rescue and Ambulance service as well as taking time to speak to Diana Beaumont before returning to their helicopter for the short flight to Alderney. With less than an hour and a half on Sark, the visit was a flying one but everyone who met the couple were delighted to speak to them and gave our Royal guests a warm welcome to the island.