THAT’S THE DRILL! CHARLES TRIES HIS HAND AT DIY

Daily Mercury - - WORLD -

HE doesn’t re­ally need to dis­play any DIY skills around the palace. So when Prince Charles was handed a power tool on a visit to a com­mu­nity cen­tre yes­ter­day, his quizzi­cal ex­pres­sion seemed to in­di­cate that he wasn’t sure whether it was a screw­driver or a drill.

And it was the cue for a caus­tic com­ment from his wife. “I’ll just step out of the way,” Camilla an­nounced.

Charles, who nor­mally has handy­men on call, chuck­led as he gamely had a go at putting the fi­nal few screws into an or­na­men­tal wheel­bar­row in the Men’s Shed area at Owenkillew Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in Gortin, Co Ty­rone.

He and Camilla were given a taste of ru­ral life in North­ern Ire­land as they were treated to dis­plays in­volv­ing a rare sheep breed, bio­di­ver­sity, tra­di­tional mu­sic, nat­u­ral reme­dies for an­i­mals and Gaelic foot­ball.

The royal cou­ple both took an in­ter­est in Mother Bee, a lo­cal brand of heal­ing reme­dies for an­i­mals.

“Just beau­ti­ful,” Camilla de­clared af­ter sniff­ing one of the pots of the se­cret fam­ily recipe.

Pic­ture: GETTY IMAGES

Prince Charles uses a power driver to put screws into an or­na­men­tal wheel­bar­row in Gortin dur­ing his tour of North­ern Ire­land.

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