Prince Charles speaks about launch of Canal and River Trust

Prince Charles has been speaking about today's launch of the Canal and River Trust.

He has previously been involved in canal heritage, working with the Shropshire Union Canal Society on the restoration of a seven mile stretch of the Montgomery Canal.

He is the Canal and River Trust's patron.

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