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Camilla is a Little Britain fan
The Duchess of Cornwall
The only cheese in the village - the duchess with a taste of Llanddewi-Brefi
The Duchess of Cornwall has confessed to being a fan of the hit BBC comedy Little Britain, during a visit to the real-life Llanddewi-Brefi.

The newlyweds were the only royals in the village, home to the fictitious Dafydd, the "only gay in the village".

However, she admitted she could not pronounce the name of one of the most famous Welsh communities in the UK.

She was accompanying the Prince of Wales on a visit to Trethowan's Dairy in Ceredigion.

On the second day of the prince's three-day summer tour of Wales, the couple spent the afternoon visiting the celebrated family of cheesemakers.

But it was more her taste for comedy than for cheese that Camilla revealed when she admitted being a fan of the show, which stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams.

Matt Lucas as Dafydd in Little Britain
I am a fan. This is the village where it happens, although I can't pronounce it
The Duchess of Cornwall

With sweltering summer temperatures for Wednesday's visit to mid Wales, it was never likely the royal couple would meet a stranger clad in rubber shorts.

Although the character of Dafydd (whose spelling has now been corrected by the Little Britain team after they initially gave him an outing as Daffyd) was conspicuous by his absence, the shadow of Little Britain seemed to loom large in the afternoon sun.

"I am a fan. This is the village where it happens although I can't pronounce it," the duchess said during her tour.

She added, with regard to accompanying her husband officially for the first time: "But there is no time to see everything. I would like to have a lot more time - everything looks so fantastic."

The Duchess of Cornwall in Llanddewi-Brefi

Earlier, the couple were introduced to the Trethowan family, famous for its traditional Gorwydd Caerphilly cheese.

Prince Charles had been invited to visit the small dairy by the Specialist Cheesemakers' Association, of which he is patron.

The newly-weds enjoyed a cup of tea with their hosts before being invited inside the family's small rural dairy.

Later, the prince and duchess attended a special ceremony in a marquee in a nearby field where a number of local dignitaries had gathered.

So far this year, Gorwydd Caerphilly has been voted the best British and Welsh cheese in the World Cheese Awards.

Kim Trethowan, who helps make the award-winning product, said: "It's nice to win the awards, but it's special when you receive a visit from a royal couple.

The royal couple are concluding their Welsh visit on Thursday in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff.




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