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.
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