The Duchess of Cornwall spoke knowledgeable about the benefits of CBD oil when she joined Prince Charles at the Swiss Cottage Farmers & Market in North London for the 20th anniversary of London Farmers & # 39; Markets to celebrate today.
Camilla, 72, said she had heard "fantastic" things about the cannabis derivative being advertised as a panacea for everything from arthritis to epilepsy.
She tried a sample of hemp oil that comes from the seeds of the plant but contains no cannaboids, making it & # 39; delicious & # 39; Is explained.
Meanwhile, Charles, 70, appeared cheerfully as he crossed the market and talked to the owners of the stable and received gifts, including a box of eggs.
The Duchess of Cornwall spoke knowledgeable about the benefits of CBD oil when she joined Prince Charles at the Swiss Cottage Farmers & Market in North London for the 20th anniversary of London Farmers & # 39; Markets to celebrate today
Prince Charles appeared cheerful today during a visit to Swiss Cottage Farmers & # 39; Market
The couple saw cheese, pastries and Exmoor caviar try before they spoke to sellers at the market.
Camilla saw a flower stall admire before the couple was surprised by students from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, who organized a flash mob and danced on Who Will Buy? from the musical Oliver.
Arriving at the "Hempen" booth, the Duchess talked to Sophia Lysaczenko, 31, who is working on a hemp cooperative in southern Oxfordshire.
Camilla seemed enthusiastic to talk about the apparent benefits of CBD oil – formally known as cannabidiol – that has become a popular natural remedy for people who are concerned about the side effect and effectiveness of traditional medicines.
Made from the entire hemp plant, including the stems and flowers, it does not contain the connections that can cause users to become "high".
Wrapped in a black woolen coat, a white shirt and a patterned tie, Charles was seen laughing as he browsed the market and talked to the owners of the stable
The couple saw cheese, pastries and Exmoor caviar try before they spoke to sellers at the market
Last year, specialist doctors were given the option of legally issuing prescriptions for cannabis-based drugs when they agreed that their patients could benefit from these treatments, including chronic pain and arthritis.
"How are you?" Camilla asked.
"This oil is so fantastic. It helps so many people. I have spoken with people with serious conditions such as epilepsy who have benefited. & # 39;
She even tried around £ 8 hemp oil, made from the seeds of the plant, which is said to contain more favored omega than fish oil, with a piece of bread, saying, "Great!"
Sophia, who describes herself as a hemp farmer and has been granted a permit to produce the oils for the past three years, said afterwards: "She immediately knew what hemp was and was well aware of it. She seemed very aboard. She said she had spoken to someone suffering from epilepsy who would have benefited from CBD oil.
"It was so encouraging to hear it."
Camilla saw a flower stall admire before the couple was surprised by students from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, who organized a flash mob and danced on Who Will Buy? from the musical Oliver
And Charles expressed his pride in one of his protégees when he was reunited with a woman whom he helped set up in a bakery company that now earns a lot of dough.
The heir to the throne met Isidora Popovic, who started in 1999 with a £ 2,000 grant from The Prince & # 39; s Trust and now has an artisan bakery and café, as well as an allied market stall company with a combined turnover of £ 1 million a year.
The Serbian businesswoman, who came to Britain in 1991 to study art at Goldsmiths, University of London, offered the Charles store in Highgrove a selection of products from her range of cookies, pastries, cakes, quiches and cakes in her Mayfair café and more than 20 markets around the capital.
& # 39; Has it been a successful operation since you started it? & # 39; he asked her. & # 39; I am very proud of you after all these years. & # 39;
Isadora, 45, said afterwards: & # 39; He meets hundreds of people, but I was very happy that he recognized me. & # 39;
Charles and Camilla spent around an hour in the market and left with gifts of food from the merchants who tried typical flannel flares among royal visitors.
Meanwhile, Camilla brought a dash of color in a pink jacket and a bright scarf, looking for the stalls for their fresh produce.
When the Prince went to a stall to sell Charlie's Trout, from Pulborough, West Sussex, trader David Austin-White told him: “We were so impressed with your London architecture policy, we got it named after you. & # 39;
Charles looked at him, laughed and answered: & oh, come on. Pull the other one, he has bubbles. & # 39;
At a neighboring stable selling Morghew Farms potatoes from Tenterden, Kent, the Prince was particularly interested in an Austrian variety spud called Linzer Delikatess and began to take it out of a box.
The two were surprised by students from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, who organized a flash mob and danced on Who Will Buy? from the musical Oliver.
& # 39; Ruin the display, why not? & # 39; Trader Steve Whitehead joked before he offered him something.
& # 39; I will buy them for God's sake, & # 39; Charles said, but it seemed that he eventually got them for free.
De Prins, an enthusiastic organic farmer, was very interested in all products.
He was impressed by Fosse Meadows, a Leicestershire company that sells 81 days of chicken meat, longer than organic standards, to guarantee the best taste.
& # 39; It's all about taste, & # 39; Charles said, before he was lyrical about extra thick Guernsey cream at a neighboring stall. & # 39; The best cream ever, & # 39; he said.
Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall hold cups and saucers during a visit to Swiss Cottage Farmers & # 39; Market
Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, looking at fruits and vegetables while visiting Swiss Cottage Farmers & # 39; Market