the prince of wales' soap
This is the soap that was collected by the two maids (pictured) from the rooms of HRH Edward, Prince of Wales in 1880 during his visit to lay the foundation stone of Truro
Cathedral. The maids apparently discovered that the Prince had washed his face with the soap, and kept it as a keepsake. It's a charming story, which resonates in modern life. No doubt the soap that Prince William uses to wash his face would garner a good deal on ebay today. The maids worked at a beautiful house called Southleigh, which still stands on Lemon Street in Truro today at the point it joins Infirmary Hill, opposite the Richard Lander memorial.