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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


Prince Charles has tea in Herefordshire

Prince Charles Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Prince Charles has been in Herefordshire today to see renovations at a church in the village of Shobdon.

He's on a tour of churches and religious centres across the country and Shobdon's parish church is architecturally unique. It recently benefitted from over £1m of renovations.

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

by Phil Brewster

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.

Read more: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge register the birth of Prince George.

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.

Prince Charles and The Saturdays open cancer hospice

Prince Charles with The Saturdays.
Prince Charles with The Saturdays. Credit: ITV News Central

The Prince of Wales, patron of Marie Curie Cancer Care, officially opened the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull earlier today.

He toured the hospice and its gardens, meeting staff and patients. His Royal Highness was joined for the opening by the girl group The Saturdays, who are Marie Curie supporters.

Prince Charles to present Mercian Regiment with new colours

In his role as Colonel-in-Chief of the Mercian Regiment, Prince Charles will today present all four battalions with their new colours at the Sixways Stadium in Worcester.

The Prince of Wales, Colonel- in- Chief The Mercian Regiment Credit: PA

Colours are presented every twenty five years and it's the first time all four battalions will be on parade at the same time.

The colours represent the battle honours earned by members of the regiment over the last three hundred years.

The Prince of Wales is introduced to Pte Derby XXVIII, a pedigree Swaledale ram, who is the Regimental Mascot of the Mercian Regiment Credit: PA

The four battalions are split up into:

1st Battalion: 1st Battalion takes its heritage from the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment, and still draws most of its soldiers from Cheshire and the Wirral.

2nd Battalion: 2nd Battalion takes its heritage from the former Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regiment and recruits soldiers from Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Worcestershire.

The 3rd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Staffords) march through Lichfield, 2011 Credit: PA

3rd Battalion: 3rd Battalion was formerly The Staffordshire Regiment and recruits from Staffordshire, the West Midlands and Birmingham.

4th Battalion: 4th Battalion is the Territorial Army (TA) Battalion of The Mercian Regiment. They are currently deployed in Cyprus.

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