Prince Charles

Prince Charles

Britain's Prince Charles admits he's "hopeless" at wrapping presents.

The future king and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, spent a day visiting community food projects in east London earlier this week, and when it came to tying gold ribbon around some food hampers, he struggled.

He said: "Hee hee, I am really hopeless at this."

However, Camilla impressed with her attempts at the Hollybush Estate community centre, with Charles asking her: "Have you really done all these, darling?"

The bags of produce will be distributed to the elderly and needy in local areas.

During their visit, the royal couple were shown how the derelict patches of the site have been transformed into thriving vegetable and fruit allotments as part of a community project.

Margaret Cox, the chair of the local Tenants and Residents Association who came up with the idea of the allotments, led Charles on the tour and praised his quick wit.

She said: "We just laughed about everything to be perfectly honest. Wicked sense of humour. Absolutely wonderful sense of humour."

In the community centre Charles told local residents at how impressed he was by what they had achieved as he packed bags with home grown carrots and kale.