Duchess of Rothesay visits Social Bite in Edinburgh

Duchess of Rothesay has a selfie taken with employee Biffy Mackay (right), during a visit to Social Bite. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Duchess of Rothesay has a selfie taken with employee Biffy Mackay (right), during a visit to Social Bite. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
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The Duchess of Cornwall will follow in the footsteps of Hollywood star George Clooney when she visits a sandwich shop helping the homeless.

Camilla will hear about the work of Social Bite on a trip to the Edinburgh business which feeds, trains and employs members of the homeless community.

The Duchess of Cornwall, while in Scotland, speaks to Sonny Murray (left) and other employees, during a visit to Social Bite, a cafe in Edinburgh which feeds, trains and employs members of the homeless community. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The Duchess of Cornwall, while in Scotland, speaks to Sonny Murray (left) and other employees, during a visit to Social Bite, a cafe in Edinburgh which feeds, trains and employs members of the homeless community. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The Rose Street shop hosted Clooney, who praised its work, in November and staff are expected to welcome fellow actor and campaigner Leonardo DiCaprio later this year.

The visit by the Duchess of Rothesay, as Camilla is known in Scotland, comes on the second day of a full week of engagements north of the border.

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Later on Wednesday, Charles will open The Prince’s Trust’s youth employment and enterprise hub in Glasgow before being joined by his wife at Dumfries House near Cumnock in East Ayrshire, the 18th-century stately home whose future was secured following intervention by the Prince in 2007.

Duchess of Rothesay speaks to Big Issue seller George Whyte (left) and volunteer Zakia Moulaoui (right), during a visit to Social Bite. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Duchess of Rothesay speaks to Big Issue seller George Whyte (left) and volunteer Zakia Moulaoui (right), during a visit to Social Bite. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The couple will attend a sewing bee challenge and open a new maze before watching pets go through their paces in the annual Dumfries House dog show.

Tuesday saw Charles praise the skills of workers assembling a new aircraft carrier bearing his name at Rosyth dockyard on the Firth of Forth.

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He toured the HMS Prince of Wales and spoke to the construction team and crew members before watching crane operators lower the final 570-tonne section into place.

The 280-metre carrier, the eighth ship to be named after the heir to the throne, is expected to start sea trials in 2019.

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The Prince had earlier visited Perth sporran makers Margaret Morrison where he was given a tour of the workshop.

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