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Last Updated: Thursday, 24 March, 2005, 12:01 GMT
B&B pair get royal wedding invite
Prince Charles bids farewell to Hazel Relph
Prince Charles bids farewell to Hazel Relph
The Prince of Wales has invited the owners of a Cumbrian guesthouse to his wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles.

The Prince has stayed at the Yew Tree Farm and Guesthouse in Borrowdale several times, including two nights during his visit to Cumbria this week.

Owners Hazel and Joe Relph said they were stunned to receive the formal invitation through the post.

The Prince left the guesthouse on Thursday heading to Keswick to meet a local carpenter.

He was also due to visit the Lakeland Livestock Centre in Cockermouth to meet farmers and discuss local farming community initiatives.

'Good company'

As he left the B&B, the Prince said it was a "highly recommended establishment".

Hazel Relph, 47, said: "We got the invitation before he arrived and it was wonderful. I had not a clue what the letter was about. It was a complete surprise."

The couple will attend the blessing and the reception at Windsor Castle and said they had already picked out a wedding present - a gift "from the local area".

Mr Relph said of the royal visitor: "He was tremendous. He was very good company."

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