THAT’S THE DRILL! CHARLES TRIES HIS HAND AT DIY
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.
Prince Charles uses a power driver to put screws into an ornamental wheelbarrow in Gortin during his tour of Northern Ireland.