Masses of people waited in the rain to catch a glimpse of Prince Charles and Camilla as they visited Hull today to join in the City of Culture celebrations! 

There were great cheers from crowds gathered beneath the Blade in Queen Victoria Square, as the royal couple arrived for a tour of Ferens Art Gallery.

Three-year-old Penelope Conlaund, who was at the event with her nana, City of Culture volunteer Julie Lloyd, was helped over the barrier so she could "meet a princess" and Penelope got her wish when Camilla stopped for a chat and to accept the little girl's bunch of flowers.

Charles and Camilla also met friends of the Ferens, school children and Hull 2017 voulenteers before enjoying a reception to celebrate the City of Culture.

Later, the prince was due to visit Holy Trinity Church to view its ongoing regeneration project and meet clergy, church staff, volunteers and members of the congregation. He was also set to take in a rehearsal of new play The Hypocrite.

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cornwall was due to visit the Emmaus centre in Lockwood Street and later meet children taking part in a writing workshop to launch the inaugural National Writing Day.