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Prince Charles celebrates 50 years of the Red Arrows at RAF Fairford

Prince Charles was there to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Red Arrows Credit: ITV News

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 in Somerset - full report

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.

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Crowds in Wiltshire village greet Prince Charles

Crowds greet Prince Charles in Sherston Credit: ITV News Westcountry

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.

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Should Prince Charles pay tax?

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:

Full report on Prince Charles' visit to Kemble

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:

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