ROYAL VISIT TO THE WEST – PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES AT FALMOUTH.
The Prince and Princess of Wales concluded their visit to Cornwall yesterday, when they left Tregothnan, Lord Falmouth’s residence, where they have been staying since Tuesday on the Admiralty yacht Vivid. Cruising down the Fal the yacht anchored near the training tugs which had come specially from Devonport, and the Royal visitors received a demonstration from the boys. After lunch on board, their Royal Highnesses landed at Submarine Pier, Falmouth, and received a civic welcome. Subsequently they drove through the streets, and had a hearty reception from the populace. In the Market Place the Mayor, attended by Aldermen and Councillors, presented the Prince with an address, whilst the Princess was handed an album of views, and a lovely bouquet. The Prince expressed his pleasure, before leaving that beautiful part of the Duchy of Cornwall, at his ability pay that first visit its chief port.
The Royal visitors then drove to the Market, Strand, where the Prince laid the foundation stone of the new pier, which he allowed to be designated the Prince of Wales’ Pier. Returning through the main streets the distinguished visitors inspected the Royal Cornwall Sailors’ Home and Hospital, in which the Prince takes deep interest. Subsequently they drove around the Castle Drive, and left immediately afterwards for Plymouth.