Prince Charles and Camilla visiting Salisbury

HRH Prince of Wales Prince Charles Royal Visit and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla (Ellie Harries)

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 5:37am 22nd June 2018. (Updated at 1:30pm 25th June 2018)

Royal boost for city following nerve agent attack almost four months ago.

  • Visit from Prince of Wales aims to boost trade in the city.
  • Royal couple met privately with Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, the police officer left seriously injured following nerve agent attack.
  • Pair presented with hamper of local goodies from Salisbury businesses.

Salisbury has welcomed Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall today (Friday June 22nd).

Their visit aims to support the recovery programme after weeks of disruption as police investigated the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

A huge crowd turned out to welcome the royal couple and to spread the word our city is open as normal.



Charles and Camilla were given a hamper of local goods following their visit.

It was presented by the Mayor of Salisbury, Mike Osment, and contained an array of goodies from independent shops including:

  • Silk tie donated by Regent Tailor, 73 New St, Salisbury SP1 2PH
  • Nunton Honey and My Trusty Sunflower Cream (made at Salisbury District Hospital) donated by Salisbury Tourist Information Centre
  • Fudge donated by Roly’s Fudge,
  • Alderbury Chocolate, Kombucha fermented tea and bamboo toothbrushes donated by Goodfayre
  • Sculpture by local artist Celia Lewis donated by Fisherton Mill
  • Ear defenders donated by Greenfield Guns
  • Salisbury rock, bookmark, pen, magnet, tea towel and Salisbury fudge donated by Hardings of Salisbury
  • Salisbury mug donated by Casa Fina
  • Salisbury fridge magnets donated by Timber Treasures,
  • Salisbury Gift Card donated by Salisbury BID
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The Mayor of Salisbury handing over a special gift of to His Royal Highness



Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have met the Salisbury police officer left seriously ill after coming into contact with the Novichok used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

The royal couple had a private meeting with Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey and his family before leaving the Guildhall.


Wiltshire's Chief Constable, Kier Pritchard, has told Spire FM "It's a proud moment" to have recognition for the efforts of his force and other emergency services who dealt with the nerve agent attack.


Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall leave Salisbury Guildhall.


Staff and pupils from St Osmunds School waiting in the crowd earlier.


Crowds greeting the Duchess of Cornwall

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Prince Charles greets Wiltshire's Chief Constable, Kier Pritchard

You know it's an important day when he has a suit on :-) 


The children form St Osmund's were excited for the Royal visit today: 

St Osmonds


"What is your favourite radio station, sir?" 

Prince Charles

Anyone for a quick game of "Name that Tune?"

Prince Charles and Camilla are welcomed to Salisbury by Wiltshire's Lord Lieutenant Sarah Troughton, and chair of the Salisbury Recovery Group Alistair Cunningham 

Charles and Camilla


TRH's have arrived in Salisbury and are visiting The Maltings first:


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The Royal Artillery Band are in full flow ahead of the visit... 

Royal Artillery Band



A proud day for the Police Cadets in Salisbury


Salisbury Police are ready and waiting... 


We've been told children from 15 Salisbury schools and pre-schools have been invited to attend the visit;

  • Wyndham Park Infants
  • St Osmund's Primary
  • St Osmund's Pre-School
  • First Steps Pre-School
  • South Hills School
  • Wyvern College
  • St Edmund's Girls School
  • Harnham Infant School
  • Manor Field's Primary School
  • Salisbury Cathedral School
  • Sarum St Paul's Primary School
  • Woodlands Primary
  • Exeter House Special School
  • South Wilts Grammar School
  • Longford Primary School

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Crowds gathering in the sunshine to meet the royals.

Reeve the Baker on the edge of the Market Square are right in the thick of the events today.

Jonathan Larkham is the manager there: 

Royal Visit Salisbury Reeve the Baker June 2018

He's told Spire FM that the visit is great for the city: 


The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be attending a reception within Salisbury Guildhall, where they'll be meeting people involved in the recovery process.

That will include Leader of Wiltshire Council, Baroness Jane Scott; Wiltshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Angus Macpherson; the Chief Constable, Kier Pritchard; and Salisbury Mayor, Councillor Mike Osment.

They'll also be meeting with the first responders who went along to the scene when Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found collapsed in the Maltings on March 4th.

There will be around 100 people at that reception.


Children from St Osmunds School will be going along to see the royal couple - Joshua and Jasmine are already there! 

Joshua and Jasmine Royal Visit Salisbury June 2018

Barriers are starting to be put up around the area where the royals will be later on: 

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Royal Visit Salisbury June 2018
Royal Visit Salisbury June 2018
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