Bettys’ craft bakery in Starbeck was the last port of call for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall yesterday. 

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were in Harrogate yesterday (18 February) to mark the 50th anniversary of Harrogate International Festival.

As part of their trip, they visited Taylors of Harrogate to meet staff in the tea tasting rooms, before meeting craftspeople at Bettys’ craft bakery and young chefs at Bettys Cookery School.

Chair of the group board, Lesley Wild, said: “We welcomed His Royal Highness to Bettys in Harrogate in 2003, making this the second time The Prince of Wales has personally requested a visit to our business.

“It’s a significant honour and recognises our commitment to quality, service and the work we do to put social and environmental responsibilities at the heart of our business.”

The school runs courses in everything from classic baking and intricate pâtisserie to three-course meals, suitable for amateurs and professionals alike.