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Prince Charles visits Middleton-in-Teesdale

Prince Charles is welcomed to Middleton-in-Teesdale Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

A computer game challenge was one of the highlights of Prince Charles's visit today.

The Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services has just received a £50,000 grant from The Prince's Fund.

In the Youth Area of the centre, ten year old Luke talked the Prince through the computer game, and then gave a skilful demonstration.

Prince Charles at the wheel of a computer game Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
10 year old Luke gives Prince Charles a demonstration Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Prince's arrival at Middleton-in-Teesdale was delayed by heavy fog, but his third visit in just ten years soon brought the town to a standstill.

Hundreds of people lined the road, including pupils from Forest of Teesdale Primary School, which has just 13 pupils.

Union flags greet Prince Charles in Teesdale Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Prince Charles meets the crowds at Middleton-in-Teesdale Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Today's trip was organised as part of the Prince's campaign to back rural businesses.

He visited the local butcher's and ironmonger's shops as well as the Farmer's Auction Mart, where he opened a canteen and meeting room.

Prince Charles at Middleton-in-Teesdale Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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