Charles and Camilla set to visit Scottish D-Day planning port

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are to visit a Scottish port which played an important role in preparations for D-Day.

Charles and Camilla are set to visit a Scottish port which played an important role in preparations for D-Day. Picture: Getty Images
Charles and Camilla are set to visit a Scottish port which played an important role in preparations for D-Day. Picture: Getty Images

Charles and Camilla - known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay when in Scotland - will visit the coastal village of Garlieston in Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway today.

Temporary portable structures known as Mulberry Harbours were secretly planned, tested and developed in the village in the lead-up to the events of 1944.

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It closed at the beginning of the Second World War and reopened in 1957 before being acquired by Australian businessman David Prior four years ago.

The site also opened in June this year as a visitor attraction and Scotland's National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling.