Camilla helped bake a batch of organic rolls at the first day of a country show    2008-05-16 09:51:04    

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, helped bake a batch of organic rolls at the first day of a country show.
The duchess - who is married to Prince Charles - kneaded and shaped the dough and put her roll into a wood oven with six others made by children at the Devon Country Show.

She showed off her baking skills at a mobile bakery run by organic farmer Ian Shears, from Highfield Farm at Topsham, near Exeter.

Shears said: "She was very enthusiastic, very hands on - I was impressed."

About 93,000 people are expected to visit the showground over the next three days. The event is the largest agricultural show in the county calendar and acts as a showcase for Devon's food and farming industry.

Before leaving the Westpoint showground, the duchess went on an unscheduled 100-yard walkabout, to meet members of the public.

She said: "Few things can be as important as reconnecting children, and indeed adults, with the land and helping to understand how food is grown."

TAGS: Europe   

European cold spell kills hundreds

The cold weather across Europe has already claimed around 400 lives, and cold temperatures there could last another week, according to forecasters.

Italian senate passes €30 billion austerity package

The Italian senate has approved in a 257 to 41 vote a €30 billion (US$39 billion or £25 billion) austerity package that Italian prime minister Mario Monti has called the "Save Italy Decree". The measures had previously passed in the Chamber of Deputies, Italy's lower house, with a 402 to 75 vote.

Cypriot court clears all of wrongdoing in Greek air disaster
22.Dec 2011
A two-year trial concluded yesterday in Cyprus with the court in Nicosia

Former French president Jacques Chirac found guilty of corruption
19.Dec 2011
The former French president Jacques Chirac has been found guilty of corruption

Italian Pride in the Event Industry
15.Jul 2008
There’s more to Italy than rubbish in Naples and the drop in worldwide

Flying machines 'economically and technically possible'

Kate Middleton turned down Queen Elizabeth to spend Christmas with the royal family

Queen Elizabeth planning to splash out millions of pounds on a 120-seater private jet

Zara Phillips set to star in 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Camilla stunned onlookers by going for an impromptu paddle in the sea