Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Clapham Old Town earlier today (Thursday, May 27) to mark the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Crowds of onlookers gathered on the high street to see the royal couple, who visited several locations in the area now open to the public again, including the Omnibus Theatre and Trinity Restaurant.

The royal couple attended a and also visited a pub to mark the easing of restrictions that previously forbade customers to enjoy food and drink indoors in public.

The pub, called the Prince of Wales, was seemingly chosen for its relation to its namesake and while there he poured a pint alongside Camilla to the amusement of onlookers.

Meanwhile, Charles and the duchess met fire crews at Clapham Fire Station.

"Their Royal Highnesses thanked firefighters for their service," London Fire Brigade said.

The visit marked a relief from the media attention more serious in tone currently swirling around the Prince of Wales in relation to his son Prince Harry.

Speaking during a recent interview with a podcast about mental health, Harry said that he wanted to "break the cycle" of the "pain and suffering" he had grown up with, and suggested that he, his brother William and father Charles were "trapped" by being born into the Royal family.