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Britain's Prince Charles, Wife Visit Pasty Museum in Mexico

  • Reuters

Britain's Prince Charles, front left, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are welcomed during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Pachuca, in the Mexican state of Hidalgo, Nov. 2, 2014.

Britain's Prince Charles, front left, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are welcomed during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Pachuca, in the Mexican state of Hidalgo, Nov. 2, 2014.

On their first day of a four-day state visit to Mexico Sunday, Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, visited the world's first Pasty Museum, dedicated to the traditional Cornish meat pie.

Charles, heir to the British throne, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in the town of Hidalgo, where they were greeted by a large crowd of well-wishers with whom they shook hands before making their way to the Pasty Museum.

The royal couple proceeded inside the museum where they filled rolled pasty dough with traditional fillings as they spoke to museum employees attending them.

The pasty first arrived in Mexico in the early 19th century when Cornish miners went to the area, bringing the delicacy with them.

Day of the Dead

Earlier in the day, the couple visited the British cemetery on the Latin American nation's Day of the Dead, at Real del Monte, Hidalgo, and met the local governor.

The royal couple arrived in Mexico from Colombia, where they spent five days on the first leg of a Latin American tour to strengthen bilateral ties.

On Monday, they will meet Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and, before returning to the UK on Wednesday, plan to tour Mayan ruins and the city of Monterrey.

The two countries have set 2015 as the UK-Mexico dual year (Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom and Year of the UK in Mexico) to promote trade and tourism through artistic, educational, scientific, technological and economic cooperation.

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