Prince Charles to visit Donegal today

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have been in Northern Ireland for the past two days and will travel to Donegal later

Prince Charles to visit Donegal today

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles visiting Sligo in May 2015 | Photo: RollingNews.ie

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit Donegal today for a whistle-stop tour of the county.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will begin this morning in Donegal Town where they'll visit Donegal Castle and a local butchers.

They will then travel to Magee's, a local company which has been producing tweed for 150 years.

Following a civic reception with Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan, Camilla will travel to a local national school while Prince Charles gets a tour of Letterkenny IT.

Their short visit to Ireland will conclude with a trip to Glenveagh National Park where they'll be seen off by Minister Heather Humphreys.

The trip's being seen as a follow up to their arrival last year - as well as Queen Elizabeth's visit to Ireland in 2011 and President Michael D Higgins' visit to Britain in 2014.

The event aims to focus on cross border co-operation with a particular focus on the working relationship between neighbouring counties Donegal and Derry.

Donegal is set to be showcased as a tourist destination with British and international coverage expected.