She might not have carried out an official inauguration just yet, but the Duchess of Cornwall got to grips with the responsibility as she knighted a man at a farming show in Sussex – with a leek.
Fulfilling her role as President of the South England Agricultural Society, 69-year-old Camilla was waylaid by actor Callum Arnott, dressed as his alter ego Giles the Grumpy Farmer, who cheekily demanded he be bestowed a royal title. “I’m wearing my thigh-high rubber for you today. Can you knight me please?!” he shouted.
Dressed up in a powder-blue twinset and kitten heels, Camilla stuck out like a sore thumb at the rural event, where she cradled adorable lambs, posed with posies of flowers – and even gamely let a giant stick insect scuttle up her arm. “They are quite big,” Camilla said, wary of the creepy-crawly scuttling towards her neck, later agreeing the cute goats were “much better than a stick insect”!
Sword? Who needs one?! Camilla just takes a leek. “Arise, Sir Giles the Grumpy Farmer!” Ugh ... that giant insect on her arm is giving our duchess the creeps. VEGE-KNIGHT! SHE’S A GOOD STICK! Hello, petal!