The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit the Isles of Scilly
3rd July 2012
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall defied foul weather in Cornwall today to make their second visit to the Isles of Scilly in three years.
Once on the island the weather lifted with just a light drizzle and mist remaining around the harbour.
Their Royal Highness's visit comes on day two of their annual summer visit to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
It gave The Duchess of Cornwall, a well-known animal lover, the chance to visit the only vet's surgery on the island of St. Mary's.
The practice looks after animals ranging from dolphins and seals to domestic dogs and cats and even stick insects.
The Duchess was shown around by Dr Heike Dorn who has worked on the islands for six years and met her rescue dog - a three-legged lurcher called Padme.
During the visit a woman brought in a 12-year-old Khaki Campbell duck called Jemima for a check-up, and the bird seemed a little overcome by all the attention.
Dr Dorn, who lives above the surgery, said: "It was a lovely, lovely visit.
"We talked about what kind of animals I look after, which is quite a wide variety, and she also met my dog, Padme, who she liked very much.