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Full details: Prince Charles in the Midlands

Prince Charles in the region Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Prince of Wales will visit Staffordshire and Northamptonshire today as part of a two-day tour celebrating UK manufacturers.

He will visit the country's last working Victorian pottery, Middleport, in Burslem, Stoke on Trent, and shoemakers Crockett and Jones in Northamptonshire.

He has a particular interest in Middleport, which is the home of Burleigh Ware. His charity, The Prince's Regeneration Trust (PRT), stepped in during 2011 to save 50 jobs and has since secured £9 million to refurbish the site and ensure future production. It is his second visit in two years.

Prince Charles on a previous visit Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Prince will then travel to Northampton where he will visit the manufacturers Crockett and Jones.

Charles will meet staff and be given a tour of the factory which has made shoes for more than 130 years.