The Princess Royal visits the Brandauer factory in Birmingham as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations.
She tells employees that they are part of an "incredible success story, one which is all the more remarkable for being a family firm operating at such a high level of technology.
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There should be some bright or sunny spells across the region but also a few showers.
It will be a fine day with plenty of sunny spells, though feeling cold.