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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.

Prince Charles visits businesses in Carmarthenshire

Just twenty four hours after Prince Charles was accused of trying to influence government policy, he's begun his summer tour of Wales.

The Prince was said to have tried to change policies both in Westminster and with the Welsh Government.

Today the politics were replaced by promotion as he visited family-owned businesses in West Wales.

Alexandra Lodge reports from Carmarthenshire


Prince Charles shown how to fillet a fish on factory visit

The Prince of Wales is met by well-wishers Credit: Alexandra Lodge/ITV News

Prince Charles has visited the Cnwd Food factory in Carmarthenshire.

During the tour of the site - which describes itself as a 'small gourmet food business', the Prince was shown how to fillet and smoke a fish.

A factory worker shows Prince Charles how to prepare a fish Credit: Alexandra Lodge/ITV News

Prince wanted complementary medicine trial says Hain

Former Labour cabinet minister, Peter Hain, said a shared an interest between him and Prince Charles meant the Prince 'tried to persuade the Welsh government' to introduce a trial for complementary medicine.

"When I was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in 2005-7, he was delighted when I told him that since I was running the place I could more or less do what I wanted to do.

"I was able to introduce a trial for complementary medicine on the NHS, and it had spectacularly good results, that people's well-being and health was vastly improved.

"And when he learnt about this he was really enthusiastic and tried to persuade the Welsh government to do the same thing and the government in Whitehall to do the same thing for England, but not successfully."

– Peter Hain MP

Prince tried to influence Welsh Government says Hain

Prince Charles tried to influence Welsh Government policy says Peter Hain Credit: PA

Prince Charles tried to influence Welsh Government policy according to a former Welsh Secretary. Peter Hain said that the Prince 'wanted complementary medicine' and that he was seen as "being somebody that actually agreed with him on this, and might want to deliver it."


Duchess of Cambridge admits worry whilst William served in Anglesey

The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken publicly for the first time about how she felt on edge when Prince William was a pilot based at RAF Valley in Anglesey.

"I loved my time in Anglesey when William was serving with RAF Search and Rescue. I cannot pretend that I didn't feel anxious at times when William was on shift in howling gales, knowing that he was out flying in extremely challenging conditions, but he loved doing it and I always felt incredibly proud of him. I also knew that I was not alone and that there were many supportive Search and Rescue wives on Anglesey and at other bases across the country."

– Duchess of Cambridge

Her comments are part of a foreword to a book by three former RAF wives about what it's like to be a serving pilot's other half.

Greetings Ma'am! Queen arrives at card factory

The Queen meets staff at a card factory at Ystrad Mynach. Credit: PA

The Queen began her second day in Wales with a visit to a stationery firm at Ystrad Mynach.

International Greetings makes gift packaging and greetings cards.

The Queen and Prince Philip will go onto Atlantic College in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The Queen is shown how her Christmas crackers are made. Credit: PA
The Queen meets school children from Ysgol Gymraeg Penalltau. Credit: PA

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh continue Wales tour

The Queen during a visit to the Pembroke Dock yesterday Credit: PA

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh continue their tour of Wales today.

The royal couple will spend the second day of their two-day tour in Ystrad Mynach and Llantwit Major.

The Duke of Edinburgh visiting Pembroke Dock's Heritage Centre yesterday Credit: PA
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