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Prince Charles embarks on final day of Wales tour

It's the final day of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's Summer tour of Wales.

Today the royal couple will visit the recently-restored 17th century Plough Chapel in Brecon.

Prince Charles and Camilla have visited a variety of sites in Wales during their tour Credit: PA Images

The Grade II listed building takes its name from an old pub which used to stand on the site. The Chapel acts as a popular concert venue as well as holding regular services.

In August each year, the Chapel plays a key role in the Brecon Jazz Festival, traditionally hosting a Jazz concert and Songs of Praise.


Royal couple visit Senghenydd mining memorial

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have visited the Senghenydd mining memorial on the fourth day of their Summer tour.

The Royal couple greeted local people on their arrival

Prince Charles laid a wreath at the Welsh National Mining Memorial at the site.

439 miners and a rescuer died during an explosion at the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd in 1913.

The memorial was erected last year to mark the centenary of the Senghenydd mining disaster
The First Minister was there to meet Prince Charles

The couple went on to open the newly re-located Aber Valley Heritage Museum before attending separate engagements in Usk.

Prince Charles continues summer tour of Wales

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are on their fourth day of their summer tour Credit: PA

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will pay tribute to Wales' coal mining and farming past as they continue their summer tour.

It's the fourth day of their visit. Senghenydd and Usk are on their itinerary.

The Royal couple will lay a wreath at the Welsh National Mining Memorial in Senghenydd, which was unveiled last year.

The Duchess of Cornwall will also tour a number of locations in Usk to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 'Britain in Bloom' competition, now run by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Despite the fact that Usk only has a population of c.2000, it has around 90 clubs and societies.

Some focus their efforts on making the town look its best through the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign.

The town's competition effort is paid for from public fundraising.

Welsh artist's portrait of Prince William unveiled

A portrait of the Duke of Cambridge, painted by Welsh artist Dan Llywelyn Hall, has been officially unveiled at the Welsh Office in Westminster this afternoon.

The painting of Prince William, entitled Fatherhood, will be auctioned off to the public later this year.

All proceeds will go to charity.

Welsh Secretary David Jones unveiling the painting

"The image was based on a formal meeting with the Duke of Cambridge when he came to visit my portrait 'The Queen', which was unveiled at the Millennium Stadium last year" said Mr Llywelyn Hall.

"It was him looking over towards the portrait, which was in the lobby above the players' tunnel in the Millennium Stadium."

"Some notion of sort of destiny.... and I liked that as an image in itself."


Prince William portrait to be unveiled by Welsh artist

The portrait will be auctioned off to the public in October. Credit: Dan Llywelyn Hall

A new portrait of Prince William by a Welsh artist will be revealed at the Welsh Office in Westminster later today.

The painting, entitled "Fatherhood" is by Dan Llywelyn Hall who has experience painting royals - his portrait of the Queen which was commissioned by the Welsh Rugby Union was unveiled in Cardiff last year.

His latest work will depict the Duke of Cambridge wearing a dark suit and a red tie with a poppy in his lapel.

The portrait will then be open to public bidding at the First World War Centenary Sale auction in October - with all proceeds going to The Victoria Cross Trust and the War Memorial Trust.

Dan Llywelyn Hall was the youngest artist ever commissioned to paint the Queen. Credit: WRU

Prince and Duchess visit south Wales

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are continuing their annual summer tour of Wales.

The Royal couple visited Dyffryn House and Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Charles and Camilla were given a tour of the Gardens

They then went onto the newly-restored Gaililee Chapel in Llantwit Major, where they met members of the local community.

Local schoolchildren line the streets waiting to meet the Royal couple
Prince Charles took the time to chat to local pupils

Prince of Wales visits Galilee Chapel as tour continues

Prince Charles visited Cnwd Food Company at Cross Hands yesterday. Credit: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Celebrating Welsh heritage is the key theme of the Prince of Wales' second day of his annual summer visit to Wales.

The Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall will begin the day seeing the newly-restored Galilee Chapel in Llantwit Major, which holds one of the most important collections of Celtic Christian stones in the UK.

The Prince visits Wales every year as part of his summer tour. Credit: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

From there, the Prince and the Duchess will visit to Dyffryn House and Gardens, a fine example of an Edwardian mansion and designed gardens.

In the afternoon, while the Duchess visits the Welsh War Memorial in Cardiff, Prince Charles will tour Sony's Bridgend factory, which has generated hundreds of jobs for the local area over the past 40 years.

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