Prince Charles visits Celtic Sheepskin and Co to mark the firm’s 30th anniversary

The Prince of Wales looked in high spirits as he arrived to carry out engagements in Newquay, Cornwall today.

Prince Charles, 71, who is the patron of the Campaign for Wool, visited clothing brand Celtic Sheepskin and Co – whose products are sustainably made from material including wool, sheepskin and linen – to mark the firm’s 30th anniversary.

During his visit, the royal met with staff and was shown products – before learning how to operate a piece of machinery himself. 

Later, he will attend a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Cornish based charity Surfers Against Sewage.

Prince Charles, 71, took a tour of Celtic & Co's warehouse in Newquay to mark the firm’s 30th anniversary on Friday

Prince Charles, 71, took a tour of Celtic & Co's warehouse in Newquay to mark the firm’s 30th anniversary on Friday

Prince Charles, 71, took a tour of Celtic & Co’s warehouse in Newquay to mark the firm’s 30th anniversary on Friday

The royal, who is the patron of the Campaign for Wool, could be seen operating a machine during a visit to the clothing company

The royal, who is the patron of the Campaign for Wool, could be seen operating a machine during a visit to the clothing company

The royal, who is the patron of the Campaign for Wool, could be seen operating a machine during a visit to the clothing company

Charles, who was given a tour of the warehouse, learned of the production process of the company’s slippers from raw sheepskin to complete items ready for sale.

He then joined a reception for long-standing employees, company stakeholders and representatives from the Campaign for Wool in the shop.

To complete his visit, the future king unveiled a plaque to mark the company’s 30th anniversary.

Celtic & Co was initially started by Nick and Kath Whitworth as a small boot-making business in 1990. 

The Prince of Wales will see both sheepskin and surfers during his visit to Newquay in Cornwall today

The Prince of Wales will see both sheepskin and surfers during his visit to Newquay in Cornwall today

The Prince of Wales will see both sheepskin and surfers during his visit to Newquay in Cornwall today 

Charles, who was given a tour of the warehouse, learned of the production process of the company's slippers from raw sheepskin to complete items ready for sale

Charles, who was given a tour of the warehouse, learned of the production process of the company's slippers from raw sheepskin to complete items ready for sale

Charles, who was given a tour of the warehouse, learned of the production process of the company’s slippers from raw sheepskin to complete items ready for sale

The Prince of Wales, as the patron of the Campaign for Wool, is shown products during a visit to Celtic Sheepskin & Co. Pictured, speaking with a member of staff

The Prince of Wales, as the patron of the Campaign for Wool, is shown products during a visit to Celtic Sheepskin & Co. Pictured, speaking with a member of staff

The Prince of Wales, as the patron of the Campaign for Wool, is shown products during a visit to Celtic Sheepskin & Co. Pictured, speaking with a member of staff

The company's products are sustainably made from material including wool, sheepskin and linen. Pictured, Charles operating a piece of machinery

The company's products are sustainably made from material including wool, sheepskin and linen. Pictured, Charles operating a piece of machinery

The company’s products are sustainably made from material including wool, sheepskin and linen. Pictured, Charles operating a piece of machinery

The Prince of Wales looked delighted as he was presented with a pair of boots during a visit to Celtic Sheepskin & Co in Newquay

The Prince of Wales looked delighted as he was presented with a pair of boots during a visit to Celtic Sheepskin & Co in Newquay

The Prince of Wales looked delighted as he was presented with a pair of boots during a visit to Celtic Sheepskin & Co in Newquay

Prince Charles cut the cake in front of staff as he helped to celebrate the firm's 30th anniversary

Prince Charles cut the cake in front of staff as he helped to celebrate the firm's 30th anniversary

Prince Charles cut the cake in front of staff as he helped to celebrate the firm’s 30th anniversary

Charles, who is the Patron of the Campaign for Wool, was presented with a pair of boots during a visit to the clothing brand's warehouse

Charles, who is the Patron of the Campaign for Wool, was presented with a pair of boots during a visit to the clothing brand's warehouse

Charles, who is the Patron of the Campaign for Wool, was presented with a pair of boots during a visit to the clothing brand’s warehouse

The 71-year-old looked deep in thought as he watched a worker glue soles during a visit to Celtic Sheepskin & Co in Newquay

The 71-year-old looked deep in thought as he watched a worker glue soles during a visit to Celtic Sheepskin & Co in Newquay

The 71-year-old looked deep in thought as he watched a worker glue soles during a visit to Celtic Sheepskin & Co in Newquay

The Prince could be seen leaning in as he watched a staff member at work sewing a pair of boots

The Prince could be seen leaning in as he watched a staff member at work sewing a pair of boots

The Prince could be seen leaning in as he watched a staff member at work sewing a pair of boots

The Prince of Wales looked only too happy to engage in conversation as he met staff during his tour of the warehouse

The Prince of Wales looked only too happy to engage in conversation as he met staff during his tour of the warehouse

The Prince of Wales looked only too happy to engage in conversation as he met staff during his tour of the warehouse

Charles looked dapper in a grey suit and burgundy tie as he was taken on a walk around the firm's warehouse

Charles looked dapper in a grey suit and burgundy tie as he was taken on a walk around the firm's warehouse

Charles looked dapper in a grey suit and burgundy tie as he was taken on a walk around the firm’s warehouse

During his visit, the Prince of Wales was shown a selection of different products sold by the company

During his visit, the Prince of Wales was shown a selection of different products sold by the company

During his visit, the Prince of Wales was shown a selection of different products sold by the company

The Prince of Wales flashed a smile as he waved to locals following his visit in Newquay today

The Prince of Wales flashed a smile as he waved to locals following his visit in Newquay today

The Prince of Wales flashed a smile as he waved to locals following his visit in Newquay today 

The Prince of Wales, as the patron of the Campaign for Wool, during a visit to Celtic Sheepskin & Co in Newquay, Cornwall

The Prince of Wales, as the patron of the Campaign for Wool, during a visit to Celtic Sheepskin & Co in Newquay, Cornwall

The Prince of Wales, as the patron of the Campaign for Wool, during a visit to Celtic Sheepskin & Co in Newquay, Cornwall

Today, it sells to customers across over 60 countries, boasts 52 members of staff and had an impressive £8.9 million annual turnover last year.

And it is set to be a busy day of engagements for the royal, who will then participate in a workshop with Surfers Against Sewage at Nansledan School.

The Cornwall-based charity was founded in 1990 with the aim of protecting oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife.

Nansledan School, or Skol Nansledan, was opened in September and has 14 classrooms.

The Prince will undertake a tour of the school, before joining a reception for the charity.

To mark the occasion, the prince will sign a specially-commissioned wooden surfboard made by Cornish craftsman James Otter.

Charles greeted school children as he attended a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Surfers Against Sewage

Charles greeted school children as he attended a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Surfers Against Sewage

Charles greeted school children as he attended a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Surfers Against Sewage

The royal could be seen sitting down as he chatted to a pupil at the development school (pictured)

The royal could be seen sitting down as he chatted to a pupil at the development school (pictured)

The royal could be seen sitting down as he chatted to a pupil at the development school (pictured)

Charles could be seen clutching a gift as he officially opened the Nansledan development school on March 6, 2020 in Newquay

Charles could be seen clutching a gift as he officially opened the Nansledan development school on March 6, 2020 in Newquay

Charles could be seen clutching a gift as he officially opened the Nansledan development school on March 6, 2020 in Newquay

The royal enjoyed a chat with two young school children as he attended the celebratory reception today

The royal enjoyed a chat with two young school children as he attended the celebratory reception today

The royal enjoyed a chat with two young school children as he attended the celebratory reception today

Charles wrapped up warm in a beige coat in a bid to beat off the chilly weather conditions in Cornwall

Charles wrapped up warm in a beige coat in a bid to beat off the chilly weather conditions in Cornwall

Charles wrapped up warm in a beige coat in a bid to beat off the chilly weather conditions in Cornwall

Prince Charles posed for a photograph alongside James Otter (R) as he attended a reception to celebrate the anniversary

Prince Charles posed for a photograph alongside James Otter (R) as he attended a reception to celebrate the anniversary

Prince Charles posed for a photograph alongside James Otter (R) as he attended a reception to celebrate the anniversary

The royal was given a tour as he attended a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Surfers Against Sewage

The royal was given a tour as he attended a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Surfers Against Sewage

The royal was given a tour as he attended a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Surfers Against Sewage

The Prince of Wales look in high spirits as he shared a joked with a member of staff and two school children today

The Prince of Wales look in high spirits as he shared a joked with a member of staff and two school children today

The Prince of Wales look in high spirits as he shared a joked with a member of staff and two school children today

The Prince of Wales posted in front of a surfboard as he took a tour around the development school

The Prince of Wales posted in front of a surfboard as he took a tour around the development school

The Prince of Wales posted in front of a surfboard as he took a tour around the development school

Charles unveiled a plaque as he attended a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Surfers Against Sewage

Charles unveiled a plaque as he attended a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Surfers Against Sewage

Charles unveiled a plaque as he attended a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Surfers Against Sewage

The young school children wrapped up in waterproof coats in preparation for the chilly weather conditions

The young school children wrapped up in waterproof coats in preparation for the chilly weather conditions

The young school children wrapped up in waterproof coats in preparation for the chilly weather conditions

The royal could be seen walking along with his hands in his pockets as he was given a tour of the premises

The royal could be seen walking along with his hands in his pockets as he was given a tour of the premises

The royal could be seen walking along with his hands in his pockets as he was given a tour of the premises

Prince of Wales could be seen smiling alongside James Otter (R) as he attended the reception today

Prince of Wales could be seen smiling alongside James Otter (R) as he attended the reception today

Prince of Wales could be seen smiling alongside James Otter (R) as he attended the reception today

The 71-year-old looked animated as he spoke with staff members during his second engagement of the day in Newquay

The 71-year-old looked animated as he spoke with staff members during his second engagement of the day in Newquay

The 71-year-old looked animated as he spoke with staff members during his second engagement of the day in Newquay

Charles could be seen smiling and pointing as he shared a joke with a young girl during the reception

Charles could be seen smiling and pointing as he shared a joke with a young girl during the reception

Charles could be seen smiling and pointing as he shared a joke with a young girl during the reception

Charles look suave in red tie and pocket square as he walked along with his hands in his pockets

Charles look suave in red tie and pocket square as he walked along with his hands in his pockets

Charles look suave in red tie and pocket square as he walked along with his hands in his pockets 

The royal could be seen clutching a hot drink as he arrived at the reception, ahead of being given a tour

The royal could be seen clutching a hot drink as he arrived at the reception, ahead of being given a tour

The royal could be seen clutching a hot drink as he arrived at the reception, ahead of being given a tour

The Prince of Wales held up an empty milk carton as he spoke with a selection of different staff members

The Prince of Wales held up an empty milk carton as he spoke with a selection of different staff members

The Prince of Wales held up an empty milk carton as he spoke with a selection of different staff members

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