Prince Charles visits Yorkshire

Parts of the region are preparing for a royal visitor today as Prince Charles comes to Yorkshire

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Prince Charles spends day in Yorkshire before meeting his grandson

Prince Charles put his royal duties before family ties and celebrations today and kept all his diary dates with expectant crowds from the outskirts of York right across to Bridlington.

As the world waited for the first glimpse of Kate and William and the Prince of Cambridge - Charles and Camilla were tucking into fish and chips and crab cakes on the east coast.

Kate's parents Carole, and her father Michael who was born in Leeds, have already visited their grandson, describing him as "absolutely beautiful"

Tina Gelder has been following the royal party across the region.


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Mavis Wegg and granddaughter Melissa, Shane Maxwell and daughter Sasha wait for Prince Charles and Camilla to arrive

Mavis Wegg said "It's wonderful news, they're such a nice couple, so sensible and very natural. I'm really looking forward to seeing them."

Her 10-year-old granddaughter Melissa said she's excited, although she did admit she'd like to have seen a baby girl. She thinks the baby will be called James.

Shane Maxwell said "It's not often you get to see royalty after a baby's been born. In Will and Kate we've found a couple in touch with the younger generation like myself and they're bringing about a more modern monarchy."

Elizabeth Bacon said, "I've not seen much royalty in my time.To see Charles and Camilla so soon after baby's been born is so exciting. It's great that they've here in Yorkshire today."


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'Morning Grandad': Resident's greeting to Prince Charles

During Prince Charles visit to Bugthorpe in East Yorkshire today, local resident Robert Barrett was one of the first to greet the Prince, saying "Morning Grandad".

This reportedly raised a chuckle from Charles. "He obviously likes being a grandad," Mr Barrett said.

A young boy also asked the Prince: "When's the little baby coming?" to which Charles replied: "We haven't been able to bring him yet."

Many people asked whether the new baby had a name, but Charles gave little away.

Prince Charles continues his tour of Yorkshire

Prince Charles is expected to receive many more good wishes from onlookers today as he finishes his trip to Yorkshire.

Charles and Camilla will visit Uncleby Education Centre in Kirby Underdale, near York, where schoolchildren on day trips can learn about agriculture and wildlife.

The two will then carry out engagements separately, with Charles stopping at a pub in Burton Fleming to meet locals from the small village who last year were affected by the worst floods in 65 years, and will then talk to fishermen at Bridlington Harbour.

Camilla will stop at Bridlington Spa and visit a fish and chip shop and meet members of local charities and community groups.

Together the couple will then join in the continuing 900th anniversary celebrations of Bridlington Priory before finally stopping at Withernsea.

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