Sunday 25 September 2016

Cheeky builder snaps selfie with Kate Middleton and Prince William on tour of Cornwall

Gordon Rayner

Published 01/09/2016 | 18:54

A builder snapped a picture with Kate Middleton and Prince William
A builder snapped a picture with Kate Middleton and Prince William
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Kate Middleton on a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

A cheeky builder managed to snap a selfie with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today as they made a tour of a housing development in Cornwall.

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Construction worker Sam Wayne, from Redruth, was seen gesturing to the Kate as his colleagues stood by laughing – before taking a picture with the royal couple in the background.

The builder then uploaded the selfie to Facebook and revealed he had previously taken a picture with Prince Charles in 2014.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were visiting the Nansledan housing development, as part of a visit to Cornwall.

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Earlier in the day, Kate was seen pulling a pint of cider before enjoying a tasting with her husband at a cider farm.

The Duchess gave a pint of six per cent Rattler to William, who said it tasted "just like it does in the pub".

The couple then tried six different drinks before brave Kate tried a shot of 60 per cent proof whiskey.

After the Cornish whiskey cider, Cornish brandy cider and Cornish rum cider, William exclaimed: "Rum?! This is where the engagement really goes downhill!"

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The couple began their visit of Cornwall at Truro Cathedral this morning, where they were greeted by hundreds of cheering well-wishers lining the streets.

The Duchess, 34, was wearing a dress by Lela  Rose for the visit to the cathedral to meet civic dignitaries and show support for a £3.2 million campaign to raise cash for a new slate roof for the cathedral, built between 1885 and 1910.

The crowds were five deep in places as tourists and locals tried to get a glimpse of the royal couple.

Inside the cathedral the couple signed two of 60,000 slates that will ultimately go on the roof. So far the cathedral has raised around £650,000 and put 20,000 new slates in place.

Outside, the couple went on a royal walkabout among the crowd.

Royal fan Linda Moore, 62, said: "I asked him: 'Can I have a kiss?' And he said: 'You can give me a peck on the cheek.'"

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Kate Middleton on a day-long tour of Cornwall. Picture: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

When she asked if she could have a hug too, William replied: "Oh, go then," and posed for a picture with her.

Earlier, the pair also chatted to teens on a visit to Zebs Youth Centre in Truro, where Prince William admitted it took him an “awfully long time” to know what he wanted to do in life.

After the couple heard about a programme which helps young people build their CVs and encourages them in career opportunities, Kate, 34, asked: "Do any of you know what you would love to be? Do you have some aspirations?"

William, also 34, cut in: "It is totally cool not to have that by the way. It took me an awfully long time to work out what I wanted to be."

Kate agreed: "It's so difficult because there's so much out there. It is hard isn't it to pinpoint one thing. William is right. I found it difficult as well."

Tonight, the couple will spend a romantic evening at historic manor house Restormel Manor - a 500-year-old nine-bedroom historic house in Lostwithiel, owned by the Duchy.

The house, which costs up to £6,250 week for tourists to rent at this time of year and sleeps 18, stands at the head of the Fowey Valley in beautiful countryside overlooked by Restormel Castle.

The Duke and Duchess will check in with an entourage of six staff after a day of engagements in Truro and Newquay.

Tomorrow the couple will travel to the Isles of Scilly to see another part of the Duchy, the heir to the throne's hereditary property empire stretching across 23 counties which provides Prince Charles with a private income of more than £20 million per year.

Telegraph.co.uk

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