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Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, chose to put their faith in public transport ahead of their visit to Yalding, it has been revealed today.
The royal couple underwent part of their journey by train ahead of their visit to the flood-devastated village yesterday.
They set off on a standard Southeastern service from London Victoria before arriving at Maidstone East.
Both travelled first class at the front of the train and made the seven-mile trip to St Peter's and St Paul's Church, in Yalding High Street, by private transport.
They arrived in the village shortly after 11am and spent close to an hour meeting school children, residents and businesses who were affected by the worst floods in decades over Christmas.
After visiting the church they made an unscheduled trip to Teapot Island, in Hampstead Lane, and spent 20 minutes browsing their collection of more than 7,000 teapots.
The Duchess of Cornwall was so impressed by the collection she could not leave without a memento.
She bought a camel shaped teapot from the gift shop and turned down an offer from owner Keith Blazye to have it for free.
Prince Charles also made teenager Joseph Wilson's day when he agreed to pose for a selfie with him on his mobile phone.
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