Prince of Wales' annual summer tour: Day 1 in pictures

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.

Prince Charles and Camilla at St Asaph Cathedral
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall went to a thanksgiving service at St Asaph Cathedral Credit: Church in Wales
Schoolchildren at St Asaph
Schoolchildren gave Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall a warm welcome Credit: ITV News Wales

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.

Prince Charles at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre
Prince Charles sampled some local produce at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre Credit: ITV News Wales
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at Bodnant
The Prince of Wales officially opened the food centre this afternoon Credit: Ian Lang / ITV News Wales

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.

Prince Charles and Prince William at RAF Valley
Flight Lieutenant Wales greeted the Prince of Wales at RAF Valley Credit: ITV News Wales
Prince William and Prince Charles at RAF Valley
Prince William also showed his father around the Operations Room where he works at RAF Valley Credit: ITV News Wales

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.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in Aberystwyth
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived at council offices in Aberystwyth for this evening's reception Credit: ITV News Wales