Among the many stops they've made during their state visit to France, the king and queen consort popped by the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, a centuries-old vineyard in Martillac. While there, the royal pair tasted a wine that had a special significance for them, as it was made on the year of their wedding: 2005.
King Charles and Queen Camilla Visit French Vineyard Where They Taste a Wine from Their Wedding Year
The couple tied the knot in 2005
A clip of the pair tasting the wine (and showing off their best sommelier techniques) was posted to the official royal family Instagram account.
In the caption, we got a better idea as to why the couple visited this specific vineyard. The post explained: “Dating from 1365, the vineyard is now run entirely in a biodynamic and sustainable way.” No wonder King Charles wanted to visit, given his dedication to sustainability over the years.
The caption also noted: “The King and Queen tasted a special wine produced at the vineyard in 2005, the same year as Their Majesties’ marriage, before meeting resident alpaca, Cauda!”
King Charles and Queen Camilla were wed on April 9, 2005 with a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall. This was followed by a Church of England Service of Prayer and Dedication at St George's Chapel.
King Charles’s parents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, were not present at the civil ceremony (likely due to the queen’s role as Supreme Governor of the Church of England). However, the pair attended the Service of Prayer and they held a reception for the couple at Windsor Castle.
We hope Charles and Camilla took a bottle home to enjoy later.
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