The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall enjoyed the glorious weather as they attended a garden party hosted by the Secretary of State Karen Bradley at Castle Coole this afternoon (Tuesday May 21) during their visit to Fermanagh.This was the first time in 11 years that the Secretary of State’s annual garden party has been held at a location other than Northern Ireland’s royal residence, Hillsborough Castle, and is the first time it has been held at Castle Coole.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were given a warm welcome on the second day of their visit to the island of Ireland.

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster and PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton were among the welcoming party which greeted them.

Charles and Camilla spoke to guests on Castle Coole’s front lawn, where more than 1,000 people queued for the chance of a handshake and held aloft camera phones to try to capture the moment.

One woman received a broad smile from Charles as she congratulated him on the recent birth of his fourth grandchild, Archie, the newborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The royal couple signed the guest book and received an approving round of applause before leaving for their next appointment.

Meanwhile, outside the gates of the stately National Trust property, a small group of people protested at delays to compensation for child victims of clerical abuse in residential homes overseen by the state.

Following the garden party, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Lisnaskea.

See the full coverage of the Royal visit in this week's The Impartial Reporter out on Thursday.