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Prince Charles visited Houghton Hall near King's Lynn, Norfolk today, where he spoke of his fond memories of visiting the hall during childhood trips to the nearby Sandringham Estate.
He spent nearly an hour viewing the Houghton Revisited exhibition, a collection of 70 paintings, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Murillo and Poussin, from the collection brought together from museums around the word.
The collection belonged to Sir Robert Walpole, who became Britain's first prime minister in 1721. The paintings were returned to Houghton this week and the Prince was said to be delighted to have the opportunity to view them in their intended setting.
The Prince of Wales has spent the morning at Wattisham Airfield in Suffolk, presenting service medals to soldiers who served in Afghanistan. About forty army air corps personnel were honoured.
The Prince of Wales is due to visit RAF Wattisham in Suffolk later today to present service medals to soldiers who served in Afghanistan.
Prince Charles last visited the airbase two years ago. Around 40 army air corps personnel will be honoured by the Prince today before he moves on to Houghton Hall near King's Lynn to open an art exhibition.