Royal Visit goes ahead after delays due to weather

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made it over to the Isles of Scilly in the end after being delayed due horrendous weather conditions which forced them to cancel the first part of their engagements on St Mary’s.

Kensington Palace’s Twitter Feed stated earlier on in the day that “TRH will visit Tresco and then on to St Martin's. Sadly they won't be able to make St Mary's, but look forward to returning in the future.”

They spent some time at the Eden Project in Cornwall while weather conditions improved in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The Royal Highnesses helicopter touched down on Tresco in the early afternoon. When they touched down the low cloud, mist, fog and drizzle had completely deserted the islands and blue skies and sunshine welcomed them.

They were greeted by Robert Dorrien-Smith and his wife Lucy as well as a host of residents and visitors as they made their way to the famous and iconic Abbey Gardens.

One wonderful moment was when a little girl handed the Duchess a bouquet of flowers. They meet the team of gardeners who work tirelessly year round to keep the Abbey Gardens looking beautiful before making there way through them. 

They made there way to Old Grimsby where the Royal Highnesses were taken to St Martin’s to continue their engagements.

On St Martin’s they met the family run flower business Scilly Flowers at their base at Churchtown Farm, and business owners Ben and Zoe Julian as well as their team to find out more out the flower industry before visiting the St Martin’s Community Centre and local residents. The Centre, completed in 2013, acts as a local hub for residents and visitors alike, offering sports facilities, free Wi-Fi access and a reading room.