Photos show Camilla meeting Paul O’Grady at Battersea Brands Hatch

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have started their one-day visit to Kent.

The Royals made their first stop of the day at Sheppey Matters, based at the Sheerness Healthy Living Center this morning (February 2).

Here they encountered community groups that help and promote a healthy lifestyle in the immediate community.

READ MORE: Follow our live updates from today’s royal tour

Their Royal Highnesses also met a refugee family who have settled in the county.

But the Royals have now split their time – with Camilla moving to the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (Battersea Brands Hatch) branch in Crowhurst Lane, Ash.



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The Duchess of Cornwall is a patron of the charity and today marks her first visit.

The staff members welcomed Camilla and took her to visit the kennels and the cattery.



Paul O’Grady and Sausage eagerly await the arrival of Camilla and her dogs

Paul O’Grady was also on hand for most of the morning with his dog Sausage the dachshund in his role as Battersea Ambassador.

He is the face of the ITV show, For the Love of Dogs, documenting the journeys of dogs in search of forever homes.

Paul has lived in Aldington for over two decades.

Together they took a brief walk through the woods with one of the rescue dogs who has yet to find his loving home.

The Duchess’ own dogs, Beth and Bluebell, who accompanied their owner on tour, will be invited to join one of Paul O’Grady’s dogs in a training challenge known as Temptation Alley.

The premise of the game is that dogs are encouraged to ignore dog treats laid out on one path and walk straight towards their owner at the other end.

To keep up to date with Prince Charles and Camilla’s movements in Kent today, tap here.

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