Royal couple visit flood-hit Stamford Bridge

Prince Charles waving to crowds
Prince Charles waving to crowds

Hundreds lined the streets this morning in Stamford Bridge to catch a glimpse of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

Crowds cheered and waved as the sun shone down over the village - much to the contrast of the torrential rain which cause the horrendous flood.

The Royal couple chat to the crowd

The Royal couple chat to the crowd

Prince Charles and Camilla made their way along the crowds to speak to staff at Chris Clubley & Co Estate Agents and The New Inn pub who were both badly affected by the flood, which was caused by a backlog of service water.

Helen Ambler, landlady at the New Inn Pub, said: "They were really friendly. It was really good all the people outside it was good for the community really."

Her son, Adam Howarth, who also works at the pub said: "I expected them to come in and think it was a chore but they looked like he was enjoying himself. He joked 'how can I come to a pub and not have a pint'.

"We have been in the shadows of places like York it's nice that they have recognised what we've been through."

Scouts, Brownies, Cubs and Rainbows practising their flag waving for the arrival of the Royal couple

Scouts, Brownies, Cubs and Rainbows practising their flag waving for the arrival of the Royal couple

Residents lined the streets with flags and masks of the Royal couple with cameras poised to make sure they didn't miss the ideal photographic opportunity. One group even shouted to see if they could get a 'selfie' with Prince Charles.

The couple have been praised by those who spoke to them as "really lovely" and they seemed happy to stop and speak to everyone.

Lisa Bray, associate director at Chris Clubley & Co, said: "They were really lovely and nice. He was interested in what we had to say and has a good sense of humour.

"It's good for the village and the community. It's brought a lot of people out."

The Duchess of Cornwall with the crowds

The Duchess of Cornwall with the crowds

Prince Charles shakes hands with the scout leader

Prince Charles shakes hands with the scout leader