The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit the Tower of London

Published 13 February 2020
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall with Yeoman Warders

Today, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Tower of London to mark more than 500 years since the creation of Yeoman Warders and for a celebration of 50 years of VisitBritain.

Their Royal Highnesses met more than a dozen Yeoman Warders, commonly known as Beefeaters, and The Duchess cut a lantern-shaped cake marking the 535-year history of the guards.

The cake included two small sugar figures of wardens dressed in the traditional ceremonial and everyday uniforms standing alongside the gold lantern and a set of silver keys.

The Prince of Wales also had a chance to view the coronet he wore at his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969, and pointed out the "beautiful engraving" to The Duchess of Cornwall as they both inspected the gold and platinum piece.

It will go on public display for the first time at the Tower of London from 19th February.

To end the visit, Their Royal Highnesses attended a reception marking five decades since the Tourism Act, which established the tourist board VisitBritain.

Their Royal Highnesses met representatives of tourist attractions from London and elsewhere in the UK.