Charles and Camilla Attend Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday

  March 29, 2015 at 7:40 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a joyful day at Ascot Racecourse today attending the Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday.

The couple couldn’t keep their laughter at bay as they watched the Lamb National, where sheep race around a specially-designed course in the same manner as horses would. Each of the sheep were wearing a coloured coat to differentiate them from their ‘competitors’, as well as a miniature stuffed jockey. The race was sponsored by Campaign for Wool, one of Charles’s patronages.

Charles and Camilla also browsed a number of stalls promoting English wares, including dry stone walling and straw and grain made into cereals. At the conclusion of the event, there was the Waitrose Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase, after which they presented the winning jockey, Tony McCoy, with his trophy at the end of the race.

The raceday raised money for the Prince’s Countryside Fund, which provides grants and support to people who care for the British countryside.

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