On Wednesday 28 May 2014, St Ives was pleased to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester on their visit to West Cornwall.
Pictured above are the Duke of Gloucester being greeted at the Porthmeor Studios, St Ives by St Ives Town Mayor Cllr. Linda Taylor, her husband Steven and Town Clerk Louise Dowe.
The Duke was shown around the Porthmeor Studios complex, learning from the project’s architect about the background to the renovation scheme, visiting studios and more traditional workspaces, including lobster basket making and fishing nets being made in the net loft, before stepping out onto Porthmeor Beach into the glorious June sunshine.
Earlier in the day the Duchess of Gloucester had visited the Leach Pottery and Kidz R Us. Following lunch, the Duke and Duchess both visited the Tate St Ives.
Photo provided by St Ives Times & Echo