I knew the royals were coming to Llantwit Major to officially open the addition of the chapel of St. Illtyds Church. We have amazing ancient stones here showing the Celtic patterns carved into them from so long ago. Anyway…back to the present and the cakey request! Prince Charles had asked for bara brith on his arrival and I was recommended as the local baker of such a thing.

By the end of our chatting/organising/bright ideas we not only provided the whole royal entourage with bara brith but presented Prince Charles and Camilla with a fabulous hamper to take home. The basket itself was made locally to an old welsh design by Mel Bastier and contained all sorts of goodies from local food producers including some rather nice  Tomos & Lilford ale. I could have done with a tipple myself after all the excitement!