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Prince Charles offers support to flood-hit Somerset

The Prince of Wales (centre) steps from a boat after travelling to the flood-hit community of Muchleney. Credit: PA Wire
The Prince of Wales arrives to speak with members of the flood-hit community in the village of Stoke St Gregory. Credit: PA Wire
The Prince of Wales boards a small rescue boat to travel to a flood-hit community. Credit: PA Wire

Watch: Prince Charles appears to criticise efforts to help flood victims

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Prince Charles visits cut-off village in Somerset

Prince Charles has been transported by boat to the cut-off village of Muchelney in Somerset.

Prince Charles making his way to Muchelney Credit: ITN

The prince was then given a tour of the area on the back of a tractor, to see for himself what locals have had to deal with in the flood-hit region.

Prince Charles is accompanied by emergency workers Credit: ITN

The Prince of Wales was meeting residents, farmers and business owners in his tour of Somerset.

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Prince Charles meets Somerset's flood-hit residents

Prince Charles has met with residents affected by the fierce flooding in Somerset.

Prince Charles speaks with residents in Stoke St Gregory, Somerset Credit: Pool

The prince made his visit during a sunny spell, although another wave of bad weather is expected to hit the region between 3-pm today and 11pm tomorrow, according to Met Office forecasters.

Emergency service workers meet the prince on his visit to Somerset. Credit: Pool

The Prince will also talk to residents, farmers and business owners in Muchelney.

Prince of Wales spends day in South Wales

Prince Charles has been in South Wales today to celebrate anniversaries and achievements.

He started at the offices of the Abergavenny Chronicle meeting staff and celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Brecon and Radnor Express.

After then he visited Tredegar House to meet the mentors who have been helping the over fifties get back into work. He finished the day at the Ewenny Priory.

Megan Boot reports.

Prince Charles visits South Wales

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Prince Charles will unveil two commemorative plaques Credit: PA

The Prince of Wales will help celebrate the 125th anniversary of a local newspaper during a day-long visit to Wales later.

He begins in Abergavenny meeting staff at the local newspaper and marking a milestone anniversary of a sister publication, the Brecon and Radnor Express.

Later he is due to visit historic Tredegar House, near Newport, and attend a reception for one of his charities.

PRIME Cymru, the Prince's Initiative for Mature Enterprise in Wales, and supporters will be attending a celebration of its Enterprise Mentoring programme.

The Prince's pre-Christmas visit to Wales concludes in the afternoon with a tour to Ewenny Priory, near Bridgend.

The priory is the most complete Norman church in South Wales, and remains at the centre of a thriving Christian community.

Before leaving the church, the Prince will listen to carols sung by children from the choir of St Brides Major Church in Wales Primary School.

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Prince of Wales in a flap at Sandringham Flower Show

Two-year-old bald eagle Zephyr almost clipped Prince Charles with her impressive wingspan Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

The Prince of Wales had a brush with a bald eagle as he and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Sandringham Flower Show today.

As he held two-year-old eagle Zephyr, who weighs more than 10lbs, she flapped her wings and almost clipped Prince Charles with her four-foot span.

Liza Falco, from the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy in Essex, said: "We are hoping Zephyr will become the official mascot of the Army Air Corps.

"We are awaiting royal approval so hopefully this meeting will help with that."

Thousands braved the rain at this year's show, with many offering their congratulations to the new grandparents.

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