PRINCE Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall were greeted by hundreds of people at St Asaph Cathedral.
The Royal couple were cheered on as they began a week of visits in Wales on Monday by celebrating the St Asaph’s new city status.
Pupils from Esgob Morgan Junior School enjoyed a front row view of the couple.
“They loved it, they have all been asking questions - the visit has sparked a real interest,” said Esgob Morgan headteacher, Tim Redgrave.
“As head of the school it was a privilege not to have to worry about how my pupils were going conduct themselves - they were fantastic.”
The couple attended a short Service of thanksgiving, conducted by Reverend Gregory Cameron, who introduced their Royal Highnesses to those involved in St Asaph’s successful bid for city status, along with members of the diocese.
Rev Cameron, said: “I was amazed at the energy of the Royal couple as they gave so much attention to every individual,” he said.
“Those looking after them were trying to shepherd us along but they really wouldn’t be rushed and they really did want to talk to everyone.”
The Dean of St Asaph Cathedral, Reverend Nigel Williams, led readings and prayers during the service in English and Welsh.
Thomas Gordan, who is part of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Agricultural Society, said it was fantastic to meet the couple.
“It was a really good day - I was really honoured to be there,” he said.
As the Prince and the Duchess left they walked around the grounds, meeting and greeting members of the public.
The couple left St Asaph and continued touring the region, with a visit to the new facilities at the Bodnant Welsh Food centre in the Conwy Valley.