Prince Charles looked carefully and appreciatively at the work in Wigton's cooperative Fountain gallery today.
Chatting easily to painter Carol Burns, he remarked that he "might as well give up". Local MP Rory Stewart, who invited him to visit Wigton in its 750th Anniversary Year, had popped in earlier to say that he was very sorry, but the Prince's schedule would not let him fit in a visit; however as the party neared the Gallery, Rory pointed across the road, and Prince Charles went straight in! I had heard earlier that he does exactly what he wants to do on a visit like this, and we are very pleased he chose to visit us. The pictures tell the story:
|Here he is just about opposite the door|
|Rory points out the Gallery to him (I am trying to take a pic with frozen hands)|
|He makes the decision and walks across the road!|
Thanks to painter and gallery member Anne Bryson for these great photos, and to Rory Stewart for his efforts!