Prince Charles welcomed in Bedford

Prince Charles visits the Higgins Bedford Museum Credit: ITV Anglia News

The Prince of Wales has mingled with artists during his visit to a newly refurbished museum in Bedfordshire.

Princes Charles arrived at the Higgins Bedford Museum in the town centre about 10 minutes late because he was greeting people as he got out of his helicopter in nearby Russell Park.

He shared a laugh with local artist Heather Petty, who offered her hand to him, only to realise it was covered in paint.

The Prince discussed her work with her and said."Are you getting better and better?"

She said, "Well it's subjective". He replied, "I know the feeling."

Prince Charles meets artist Heather Petty Credit: ITV News Anglia

Charles also went on to meet schoolchildren from Beauchamp Middle School who were enjoying a Victorian costume session.

Schoolchildren from Beauchamp Middle School in Victorian costumes Credit: ITV Anglia News
Crowds gathered to see Prince Charles in Bedford Credit: ITV Anglia News
Waiting to see Prince Charles on his visit to Bedford Credit: ITV Anglia News

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Prince Charles in Bedfordshire

Prince Charles is visiting Bedfordshire where he'll meet local watercolour artists, schoolchildren and lacemakers at The Higgins Bedford, community groups at St Paul's Church and factory workers at Jordans Mill.