The Prince of Wales brought all to a halt as he visited Middleton-in-Teesdale.
Charles was at the village for the third time in 10 years.
He visited the village butcher before dropping in to J Raine and Son ironmonger's shop.
Hundreds of people lined the road - including pupils from Forest of Teesdale Primary School, which has just 13 pupils.
His visit was initially delayed due to heavy fog.
The trip was organised in part to support local sheep farmers.
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