Prince Charles' tour of Cumbria

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The Prince of Wales visited Cumbria on Monday to carry out a number of royal engagements.

The first stop on his tour of the county was Carlisle's Pirelli Factory where he celebrated their 50th anniversary.

Prince Charles speaks to Pirelli workers. Credit: PA

His Royal Highness spoke to a number of employees and managers of the company before being shown some supercars fitted with tyres made in the factory.

Prince Charles is shown supercars fitted with Pirelli tyres. Credit: PA

He completed his visit by unveiling a plaque to mark the occasion.

HRH also paid a visit to Windermere's newest attraction, a state of the art museum showcasing boats in the Lake District.

The £20m Windermere Jetty Museum displays 40 vessels which reflect the 200-year-old history of technical, social and business development in the area.

HRH tours Windermere Jetty Museum Credit: ITV Border

It's the first contemporary building to be constructed on the banks of Windermere in over 50 years.

  • Watch Tim Backshall's report on Prince Charles' visit to the museum.

The Prince of Wales met members of the Langdale Ambleside mountain rescue team on his third stop of the day.

He watched a demonstration on how they deal with injured patients at their Ambleside headquarters.

Prince Charles takes a lesson on how the rescue team deal with injured patients. Credit: PA

While touring the base, Prince Charles met Ted, a seven-year-old rescue dog and his owner Roger Pickup, a volunteer who is also a professor of bio-medicine at Lancaster University.

HRH meets mountain rescue dogs. Credit: PA

He also met former paratrooper Justin Hale, who was rescued by the team in December 2018 after falling into a gully while fell running, fracturing his spine in two places.

HRH inspected the fleet of emergency response vehicles and learned about a vital GPS tracking software that helps the team during call-outs.

HRH watches a demonstration. Credit: PA

For the final stop on his Cumbrian tour, Prince Charles called into the Hawkshead Relish Company production facility for the 20th anniversary of their opening.

The family-own business produces 120 types of artisan preserves, chutneys and relishes.

A plaque was revealed by His Royal Highness to mark the special occasion.