Above and left, Prince Charles and Camilla. Below, Sandringham show crowds. Pictures: Kevin Elfleet

Prince Charles and Camilla added a ray of sunshine to Wednesday’s rain when they visited the annual Sandringham Flower Show.

Thousands of visitors flocked to the event where a highlight was the visit from the royal couple, who toured the displays and took time out to speak to well-wishers.

This was the 136th anniversary of the show, which attracted visitors from near and far. Prince Charles and The Queen are patrons of the show, which was established in 1866 as an opportunity for people living and working on the estate to showcase horticulture, flowers and home-grown produce.

The show has grown over the years and as well as the traditional competitions, includes exhibits, arena events, demonstrations and stalls. It has also raised thousands of pounds for charities.

Air Cadets from 42 Squadron (King’s Lynn) were on duty at the event and followed the couple, collecting flowers and gifts presented to them by well-wishers.