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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.

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.

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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
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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.

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Prince Charles continues Wales visit at Ewenny Priory

Prince Charles has arrived at Ewenny Priory, near Bridgend Credit: Megan Boot / ITV Wales

Prince Charles' pre-Christmas visit to Wales is concluding with a tour to Ewenny Priory, near Bridgend.

The priory is the most complete Norman church in South Wales.

This is the first royal visit for 600 years.

Prince Charles visits South Wales

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.

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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