The world's largest military airshow is underway in Gloucestershire. It's the first time that the Royal International Air Tattoo has opened on a Friday.
The Prince of Wales has joined celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Red Arrows display team.
But there's disappointment that an American fighter jet, which was due to make its international show debut, has been grounded for safety reasons.
Prince Charles was in the West Country today offering support and sympathy to those affected by the flooding on the Somerset levels. He met with residents, farmers and people from the emergency services as the area continues to cope with what's been more than a month of rising water.
The Prince of Wales is donating fifty thousand pounds from his countryside fund to those affected by the flooding. Our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland reports.
More than 100 schoolchildren greeted Prince Charles when he visited the village of Sherston near Malmesbury this morning. The prince came to see Sherston Old School, a grade II listed building that has been given a new lease of life as a post office, shop and business centre.
Villagers set up a community group called the Sherston Old School Project to revitalise the building. A £50,000 grant from The Prince’s Countryside Fund enabled the team to finish the renovation work and to introduce six business units offering affordable rents to local businesses.
Prince Charles might be getting an unfair commercial advantage because his Duchy of Cornwall estate doesn't pay Corporation Tax. That's according to a committee of MPs.
The Duchy owns large stretches of land across the West Country, including Poundbury in Dorset.
Bob Constantine reports.
The treasury is being urged to investigate whether Prince Charles's Duchy of Cornwall estate has an unfair advantage over its commercial rivals.
The Duchy is a portfolio of land, property and investments all over the South West, but it doesn't have to pay corporation tax or capital gains tax.
Last year it generated more than £28m. Prince Charles uses the money to fund his public duties.
Margaret Hodge MP is from the Public Accounts Committee:
Prince Charles took a break from his new duties as a grandfather today to visit Kemble in Gloucestershire.
He was there to open a new garden at the railway station which has been redesigned by a local company after it became derelict.
While he was there - he met a young boy with a name that's proving popular.
Our Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin reports:
This is Oliver and Daniel Horne from Cirencester, who patiently waited for Prince Charles to arrive at Kemble Station.
The brothers made a card for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall congratulating them on becoming grandparents.
They also presented the Prince Wales with a cuddly toy for the new Prince George of Cambridge.