Prince Charles follows in Prince William and Kate’s footsteps – yes you heard right!

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Prince Charles follows in Prince William and Kate’s footsteps – yes you heard right!

The Royals have all lent their support to the same charity campaign

AYRSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM- MARCH 05: Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, Catherine, Countess of Strathearn and Prince William, Earl of Strathearn share a joke during a visit to Dumfries House on March 05, 2013 in Ayrshire, Scotland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge braved the bitter cold to attend the opening of an outdoor centre in Scotland today. The couple joined the Prince of Wales at Dumfries House in Ayrshire where Charles has led a regeneration project since 2007. Hundreds of locals and 600 members of youth groups including the Girl Guides and Scouts turned out for the official opening of the Tamar Manoukin Outdoor Centre. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
AYRSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM- MARCH 05: Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, Catherine, Countess of Strathearn and Prince William, Earl of Strathearn share a joke during a visit to Dumfries House on March 05, 2013 in Ayrshire, Scotland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge braved the bitter cold to attend the opening of an outdoor centre in Scotland today. The couple joined the Prince of Wales at Dumfries House in Ayrshire where Charles has led a regeneration project since 2007. Hundreds of locals and 600 members of youth groups including the Girl Guides and Scouts turned out for the official opening of the Tamar Manoukin Outdoor Centre. (Photo by Danny Lawson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Charles has taken after his eldest son and daughter-in-law Prince William and Kate by lending his support to an appeal to restore the roof of a cathedral in Cornwall. The Prince of Wales signed a slate that will be used as part of the Sign-A-Slate Project at Truro Cathedral on Thursday, some 18-months after William and Kate backed the appeal.

The 69-year-old is the fourth member of the royal family to support the multimillion-pound appeal; his sister Princess Anne has also signed one of the slates with her name and the date during a previous visit to Cornwall. Liz Malloy, the cathedral’s development manager, said the prince’s visit was “really nice”.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales visits Truro Cathedral to Sign-A-Slate in support of the Roof Appeal and meet community groups and businesses utilising the newly refurbished Old Cathedral School on March 22, 2018 in Truro, England. Photo (C) GETTY
Prince Charles signed a slate at Truro Cathedral on Thursday Photo (C) GETTY

Prince Charles signed a slate at Truro Cathedral on Thursday

“He obviously thought it was a lovely idea and he asked if the slates were going on the roof,” she said. “I explained that people sign the reverse of the slate and it is there for all time. We are thrilled that he agreed to sign a slate for us and support the appeal.” Almost 5,000 people have so far taken part in the project, which aims to raise the £3.2million needed to replace the cathedral’s original 60,000 slate tiles and preserve the building for future generations.

During his visit to the cathedral, Charles also took a keen interest in the work of icon artist Cheryll Kinsley Potter, with one icon in particular catching his eye.”I told him that they were made for Richard II and we had a little chuckle because I said it was actually one of his ancestors,” the artist said afterwards.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge taking part in the "sign-a-slate" project in support of the place of worship's roof appeal as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 1, 2016. See PA story ROYAL Cambridges. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge taking part in the “sign-a-slate” project in support of the place of worship’s roof appeal as they visit Truro Cathedral at the start of a day-long tour of Cornwall. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 1, 2016. See PA story ROYAL Cambridges. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Prince William and Kate supported the appeal in 2016

In addition, the prince met community groups and businesses who use the newly-refurbished Old Cathedral School, and chatted to schoolchildren who were creating paper poppies ahead of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in November. He concluded his visit by unveiling a plaque outside the school, before moving on to Nansledan, an extension to the coastal town of Newquay.

Source: HELLO MAGAZINE

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