Duchess of Cornwall plays chess at Telegraph tent
6:25PM BST 23 May 2013
On the opening day of the Hay Festival the Duchess of Cornwall plays chess with Hay primary pupils at the Telegraph tent
The Telegraph’s chess-themed tent at the Hay Festival had a special visit this afternoon from the Duchess of Cornwall.
It’s Schools Day at Hay and Her Royal Highness took part in a boys versus girls match with the giant chess pieces on the front porch of the Telegraph tent.
The Duchess, who is a strong supporter of children’s literacy projects, joined a team of four girls (in year 5) from Hay Primary School, and was very anxious to ensure the children did not get wet in the rain.
She joined in the fun, after being invited to move the first white pawn. The match was eventually declared a draw by the match referee, Telegraph chess correspondent Malcolm Pein.