•   
  •   

UK News Camilla takes to treetops during arboretum visit

17:55  26 october  2020
17:55  26 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

Strictly Come Dancing's royal fans revealed ahead of launch

  Strictly Come Dancing's royal fans revealed ahead of launch The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall never miss an episode of the BBC One show

The Duchess of Cornwall took to the treetops to see for herself autumn’s colourful display when she visited the National Arboretum.

When Camilla met staff as she toured the 600-acre site at Westonbirt, near the Prince of Wales’ Highgrove home in Gloucestershire, she said: “There’s nothing better than working outside.”

The duchess, 73, is patron of the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum, and a regular visitor over the years.

She took the opportunity to walk the picturesque Maple Loop and see the spectacular autumn display of the national collection of maples and Japanese maple cultivars.

a woman talking on a cell phone: Camilla wore a face mask when she arrived at the event (Arthur Edwards/The Sun) © Provided by PA Media Camilla wore a face mask when she arrived at the event (Arthur Edwards/The Sun)

Started in the early 1980s, the collection contains around 297 different types of cultivar, including some of the finest specimens in the UK.

Duchess of Cornwall wows in ruffled dress for special awards ceremony

  Duchess of Cornwall wows in ruffled dress for special awards ceremony The Duchess of Cornwall attended a recording for the virtual Olivier Awards.

Camilla, dressed in a winter coat, boots and trousers, also walked across the gardens’ 300-metre long and 13-metre high treetop walkway to see the tree canopy.


Video: Tourists admire stunning autumn foliage in northern China's maple tree fields (Newsflare)

And she spoke to staff facing the task of removing trees with the fungal infection ash dieback, first identified at Westonbirt in 2015, which causes thinning in the crown and ultimately the death of ash trees.

Mark Ballard, curator at the arboretum, told the duchess that cutting down ash trees was also dangerous work because they are so brittle and liable to collapse.

“I was always taught when I started out that an ash would kill you as soon as look at you,” he said.

Pregnant Camilla Thurlow reveals she's 'a few days' overdue

  Pregnant Camilla Thurlow reveals she's 'a few days' overdue The Love Island star, 31, who is expecting her first child with partner Jamie Jewitt, 30, took to Instagram on Sunday to share an update on the last stages of her pregnancy.The Love Island star, 31, who is expecting her first child with partner Jamie Jewitt, 30, took to Instagram on Sunday to share a radiant image of her growing baby bump as she posed in a clingy black dress.

“We are looking at what can replace the ash and thinking about other native broadleaf trees.”

a statue of a man and a woman sitting in a tree: The duchess was told about the work to combat ash dieback (Arthur Edwards/The Sun) © Provided by PA Media The duchess was told about the work to combat ash dieback (Arthur Edwards/The Sun)

Camilla has made several other official visits to the arboretum, and in 2006 she and Charles planted the 100th maple tree in the rotary glade at Westonbirt to mark the 100th anniversary of Rotary International.

She also officially opened the arboretum’s £1.4 million Biffa Award Welcome Building and planted a tree sapling to mark its completion in 2014.

The arboretum, now run by Forestry England, was established in the 1850s by wealthy landowner Robert Holford and later developed by his son George Holford.

One of the most popular outdoor attractions in south-west England, it brings in more than 550,000 visitors a year.

Mother, 40, makes over £500,000 in THREE months from slimming dresses .
Sunny Bird, 40, from Bournemouth, saw her range of slimming dresses made over £500,000 in three months as women searched for more 'flattering' outfits after lockdown.Sunny Bird, 40, from Bournemouth, launched the Perfect Dress Company in March, and her first range of 'Secret Slimming Dresses' designed to make you look up to 10lbs lighter sold out ahead of their launch.

usr: 5
This is interesting!