The Prince of Wales and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall began their summer tour of Wales with a visit to the new city of St Asaph in Denbighshire this morning. They were given a tour of the cathedral, by the Bishop of St Asaph, the Right Reverend Dr Gregory K Cameron. Prince Charles was shown the William Morgan Bible, used at his investiture as the Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle in 1969.
The Royal couple then went on to the Conwy Valley, where they officially opened the new Bodnant Welsh Food Centre. The centre includes a Farm Shop, Tea Room and Restaurant which promote local and Welsh food.
The Prince of Wales, Honorary Air Commodore, then visited RAF Valley and was met by the Station Commander and Search and Rescue crews. At the Search and Rescue side of the base, Flight Lieutenant Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, greeted his father and took him to see one of the Sea King which he works in as a search and rescue pilot.
The royal party's final engagement of the day involved travelling to Aberystwyth to meet people affected by the severe flooding a month ago. 1,000 people had to leave their homes due to the water, while dozens of emergency services staff worked to ensure safety and allow the recovery process to begin. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall met residents who had to be evacuated, as well as members of the emergency services, Ceredigion County Council and volunteers.