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  1. Melissa Wright

Report: Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall visit Stoke

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have been in the Midlands today - just a day after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement.

Prince Charles met well-wishers in Stoke-on-Trent, telling them he was "very happy" about the wedding. The royal couple visited a chapel in Hanley, a pottery museum and Stoke City Football Club. ITV News Central reporter Melissa Wright was there.


Pictures: Prince Charles visits Herefordshire

Church in Shobdon that has undergone a million pound renovation Credit: ITV News Central
Prince Charles arrives in Herefordshire Credit: ITV News Central
There were concerns that the royal visit would be cancelled due to bad weather Credit: ITV News Central
Prince Charles looks at the new-look church in Shobdon and chats to volunteers and fundraisers Credit: ITV News Central


  1. Phil Brewster

Video: Then and now - how media coverage of Royal births has changed in six decades

Earlier the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge formally registered the birth of their son, Prince George.

Prince William did the honours, signing the birth register entry for the third-in-line to the throne at Kensington Palace this morning.

Thanks to the power of modern media, we found out about it almost immediately.

But thanks to our friends at the Northamptonshire Film Archive Trust, we can show you some newsreel footage of a previous royal birth that shows it wasn't always like that. Phil Brewster reports.

Families of injured soldiers in Midlands can now live near loved ones

The families of wounded servicemen and women in the Midlands will now be able to live within minutes of where their loved ones are being treated and it is thanks in part to President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

They've donated more than $100,000 to a charity which has built a home where the families can stay for free.

Today, Prince Charles was there for the official opening. This report from correspondent Mark Gough contains flash photography.

Prince opens home for military patients and their families

The Prince of Wales officially opened Fisher House UK today, a home for military patients and their families.

The Prince toured the house, which is supported by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the charity, Help for Heroes and the Fisher House Foundation.

Later he met staff, wounded service personnel and their families and attended a reception with supporters.

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