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Prince Charles to visit Somerset flood victims

Prince Charles on the flooded Somerset Levels in February. Credit: Anwar Hussein / PA

Prince Charles will be in Somerset today to meet people and businesses affected by the floods.

His Royal Highness visited Muchelney on the Somerset Levels in February, and will be returning to see how the village is recovering.

He will also be visiting Glastonbury Abbey and Castle Cary train station to see how the tourism industry is coping following the flooding.

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Crowds mark Armed Forces Day in Exeter

Crowds gather for the salute to the princess royal Credit: ITV News West Country

As part of the city’s annual celebrations of the work of the Armed Forces, almost 800 servicemen and women from all branches of the armed forces will be marching through the City Centre with Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal taking the salute at the Guildhall.

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Princess Anne meets descendants of Clovelly mariners

Princess Anne meeting some of the descendants of the mariners lost in 1838. Credit: ITV West Country/Seth Conway

Princess Anne has unveiled a plaque at Clovelly, marking the death of 21 men in a sea disaster there in 1838. As well as speaking to the descendants of those mariners, and local fishermen, she is also meeting the Shipwreck Mariners Society's supporters and volunteers.

The charity began here in Clovelly after the 1838 tragedy and over 175 years has supported hundreds of thousands of mariners and their families in need.

Latest pictures from Princess Anne's visit to Clovelly

Princess Anne in Clovelly Credit: ITV West Country/Seth Conway

Princess Anne walked down to the harbour along the famous cobbled street in Clovelly: a test for many due to its steepness and uneven surface.

Princess Anne visits the Clovelly donkeys. Credit: ITV West Country/Seth Conway

Princess Anne is a keen horsewoman and took great interest in the village donkeys that had transported goods up and down the steep sloped village for centuries. They are no longer working animals and are now used as a tourist attraction.

Princess Royal due in North Devon

Princess Anne is due to visit Clovelly and Barnstaple today Credit: PA

Princess Anne will be in North Devon today. The Princess Royal will be in Clovelly to open a fountain in honour of the Queen. She'll also unveil a plaque in remembrance of mariners who lost their lives near the town in the 19th century.

This afternoon she'll move on to Barnstaple to open a new play park.

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