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Duchess of Cornwall 'knights farmer' with leek

The Duchess of Cornwall knights the "farmer" Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Camilla gently tapped the "farmer" on one shoulder

The Duchess of Cornwall has "knighted a farmer" at the South of England Show - with a leek.

Camilla, who is the president of the South of England Agricultural Society, is in Ardingly in East Sussex for the show's 50th anniversary.

During her tour, an actor playing a grumpy farmer got down on one knee and begged her to "knight me please".

He told the shocked but amused duchess: "I'm wearing thigh high rubber just for you Madam."

Camilla tapped him gently on one shoulder but he complained: "Is that it, just the one shoulder?"

He added: "Oh you aren't the Queen, you can't do two?"

Camilla declined the request but told him his rubber was "very smart" before placing the leek back in its box.

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