On a whistlestop visit to Tata Steel the Prince commemorated the rebuilding of blast furnace number four - a major £185 million project.
He was then shown a video about the lightweight super-strength steel which could transform safety for British soldiers.
As Charles was taken around the marquee, children from Eastern Primary School performed a series of festive songs.
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Variable cloud and clear spells overnight with isolated showers mainly in the north.
Becoming drier and brighter from the northwest during the day, but with the risk of scattered, locally heavy, showers developing later.