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WATCH: Prince Charles wades into cream tea debate

WATCH: Prince Charles wades into cream tea debate

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 1:09pm 8th June 2018. (Updated at 9:34am 9th June 2018)

A right royal slip up - as Prince Charles spots a major culinary mistake at the Royal Cornwall Show.

Yes, the Duke of Cornwall was offered a cream tea - but not the Cornish way.

The heir to the throne reportedly noticed a young boy with some scones covered with (brace yourself) cream and THEN jam.

And even he wasn't having it.

He is said to have quipped: "Have you got that the right way round?"

It came during an afternoon tea event at the show on Thursday, after the prince and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, enjoyed the Prince’s Countryside Parade to celebrate Charles forthcoming 70th birthday.

The cream tea debate has been ongoing since (what seems like) before time on whether the jam or cream should go first.

Here in Cornwall, it is always jam first (because we are doing it the RIGHT way).

But the Devonians prefer cream first, for some bizarre reason.

Prince Charles, who is patron of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, wasn't the only famous person on site to bring up the order of making a cream tea.

Only Fools and Horses star John Challis, who played Boycie in the hit TV show, also waded into the debate.

He is there hosting a stall as he launches his latest book.

john challis boycie

He told Pirate FM: "My favourite thing about Cornwall is that they actually do scones in the right way, by putting the jam on first and cream on top.

"With these Devonians, I don't know what they are about - doing it the other way around - but nevermind!"

You can keep up to date with all the latest Royal Cornwall Show news here.

And if you're wondering how to make cream properly, just watch below:

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