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Prince Charles visits Northumberland landmarks

The Prince of Wales with Dr Tom Kelsey, Hexham Abbey Conservation Team, in the abbey’s Chancel Photo:

The Prince of Wales received a warm welcome in Northumberland today, where he was on an official visit.

He first toured The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre on Hadrian's Wall. From there it was on to Hexham to see the farmer's market and the abbey.

It was the first of two days in the region, where the sun shone and crowds lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the prince.

The prince unveils a plaque in Kirkharle. Credit: ITV News

The prince was greeted with folk music during his first engagement.

His Royal Highness arrived to officially open The Sill, a centre close to Haltwhistle, dedicated to encouraging people to explore the rolling beauty of Northumberland.

He met the centre's staff, hearing about how visitors can enjoy the area's heritage, history and wildlife - all in the setting of the Hadrian's Wall heritage site.

The prince also enjoyed a wander around the farmers' market in Hexham and a tour of its historic abbey.

Then it was on to Kirkharle, the birthplace of famous Northumberland landscaper Capability Brown, whose visions for this land have been brought to life.

The last stop of the day was to Kielder Salmon Centre. The first of a two day visit to a county fit for a prince.