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Prince and Camilla attend church
Charles and Camilla outside church
Prayers were said for Charles and Camilla at the service
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have attended a church service near Charles' Highgrove home.

The couple joined a congregation of just 34 people in St Leonard's Church in Didmarton, Gloucestershire.

Prayers were said for Charles and his future wife. The couple are set to wed on 8 April in a civil ceremony at Windsor Castle.

The pair listened to the Reverend Christopher Mulholland give a sermon on the devil's efforts to tempt Christ.

'Friendly service'

"I prayed for their happiness together and that they may come to love one another more each day and more and more draw closer to God," he said after Sunday's service.

"People are very glad when two of the congregation have decided to get married. There was a great sense of goodwill."

Charles and Camilla were due to be reunited on Sunday evening at Highgrove after the heir to the throne spent the day carrying out official engagements.

Local Gillian Bulmer-Davison, who joined the service, said: "We feel they're our people. It's good to see them so happy. It was a very friendly service."

Clarence House said the church was one of several near Highgrove that Prince Charles regularly attended.


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