Lostwithiel will today welcome the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, as Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visit the town.

The royal couple will visit Lostwithiel Museum and The Old Duchy Palace, an ongoing project for the Prince's Regeneration Trust – a charity founded by Prince Charles to ensure that important buildings at risk of demolition or decay are preserved, regenerated and re-used.

The couple will also pay a visit to St Bartholomew's Church to view a display of recent work by the Cornwall Historic Churches Trust.

Prince Charles has recently become a patron of the trust, which has helped to repair the tower and west wall at St Bartholomew's.

Simon Coy, honorary secretary of the Cornwall Historic Churches Trust, said: 'We are all delighted to be visited by the patron, in a church recently restored with the help of the trust.'

Prince Charles and Camilla won't be the only royal visitors to the district this month as the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, will open the new Tamar Valley Centre at Drakewalls, near Gunnislake, on Monday, July 13.

The new multi-activity building has been designed to encourage more visitors to the area bringing benefits to the local economy and includes an orientation centre, a retail area for local products, space for exhibitions and a badger hide.

During the opening event, the Princess Royal will meet a number of people involved in the project.

John Roberts, chair of Calstock Parish Council, said: 'It is a real honour for the parish to welcome the Princess Royal, and to have such a prestigious opening of our much-awaited centre.'

The Princess will also visit the National Trust's Cotehele House for the bicentenary of the Bramley apple and go to the Edgcumbe Arms at Cotehele Quay to mark the Phoenix 100 mining celebrations.