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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It will become drier in the early hours setting us up for a fine start to Wednesday
Showers in the north will spread southeastwards overnight. Temperatures will be higher so not as chilly as list night.
Chilly start to Tuesday, turning into a largely fine and dry day.