Prince Charles signs boy’s broken arm as he visits farmers’ market in New Zealand with Camilla

Prince Charles took time out during a tour of a farmers’ market in New Zealand today to sign the plaster cast of a boy who had injured his forearm.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall were visiting Lincoln Farmers and Crafts Market as part of their official eight-day tour of the country.  

Charles, 71, signed his name on the youngster’s red bandage, which he underlined – while Camilla’s moniker was also visible, above which was a sketch of the Union Flag. 

Prince Charles took time out during a tour of a farmers' market in New Zealand today to sign the plaster cast of a boy who had injured his forearm

Prince Charles took time out during a tour of a farmers' market in New Zealand today to sign the plaster cast of a boy who had injured his forearm

Prince Charles took time out during a tour of a farmers’ market in New Zealand today to sign the plaster cast of a boy who had injured his forearm

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall were visiting Lincoln Farmers and Crafts Market as part of their official eight-day tour of the country

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall were visiting Lincoln Farmers and Crafts Market as part of their official eight-day tour of the country

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall were visiting Lincoln Farmers and Crafts Market as part of their official eight-day tour of the country

Charles jotted a few sentiments on the youngster's red bandage, upon which was a sketch of the Union Flag - and the name 'Camilla' was also visible

Charles jotted a few sentiments on the youngster's red bandage, upon which was a sketch of the Union Flag - and the name 'Camilla' was also visible

Charles jotted a few sentiments on the youngster’s red bandage, upon which was a sketch of the Union Flag – and the name ‘Camilla’ was also visible

The royal couple seemed impressed with the vegetables on display. The market's aim is to encourage the local population to think about buying produce that is locally sourced

The royal couple seemed impressed with the vegetables on display. The market's aim is to encourage the local population to think about buying produce that is locally sourced

The royal couple seemed impressed with the vegetables on display. The market’s aim is to encourage the local population to think about buying produce that is locally sourced

The royal pair also met Bing Dawe, a prominent local artist who created a bird sculpture on location, entitled ‘Piwakawaka-Fantail’, as well as owners of the local Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden. 

Charles and Camilla, 72, went on to meet a number of community groups, including Lincoln Boys and Girl Scouts and Lincoln Primary School.

The farmers’ market is a friendly community market that prides itself on supporting local people producing quality produce and handmade crafts, and is run on a voluntary basis. 

The tour marks the Duke and Duchess’s their third joint visit to New Zealand and their first in four years. 

Camilla wore a duck egg blue dress for the occasion - and made a new four-legged friend during her walkabout

Camilla wore a duck egg blue dress for the occasion - and made a new four-legged friend during her walkabout

Camilla wore a duck egg blue dress for the occasion – and made a new four-legged friend during her walkabout

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