Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall spent time in conversation with St Petrocs about homelessness in the county during their visit to the Dracaena Centre, Falmouth today.

The Duke and Duchess met with Luke and Tanya who have lived in our houses, along with Henry Meacock (Chief Executive), Amanda Wright (Associate Director of Services Non-Residential) and Margie Ricardo (Chair of Trustees).

The work and impact of St Petrocs across the county was discussed, and both William and Kate were visibly engaged throughout the 15 minute conversation. They were especially interested to hear the personal experiences of Luke and Tanya.

Henry Meacock, Chief Executive, said “It is a privilege for St Petrocs to have been included in the visit. The Duke and Duchess have stated that their priorities for their charitable work include homelessness, mental health and the environment, all of which are issues central to our charity.  I believe the meeting will help us increase awareness of the issue of homelessness and will lead to action to address some of the current challenges our clients and residents face.”

This was the first joint visit to the county for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall since inheriting their new titles in September.