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Whelkman Derek West Meets Prince Charles

WAS an historic day for Whitstable when Prince Charles met the town’s own fiDerek Westshing royalty, Derrick West.

The Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, paid a visit to the harbour on Monday morning to enjoy the Whitstable Oyster Festival.

As part of the tour along the harbour, the royal party stopped off at a stall outside West Whelks, a seafood company which has been established in the town for four generations of the West family.

Mr West, whose family supplied businesses and restaurants in town with more than 26,000 oysters this week, was on hand with a selection of locally sourced rock oysters to offer the royal couple.
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