1 July 2014 - 19:19
Prince Charles and Camilla: Day two in Wales


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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited the newly restored Galilee Chapel at St Illtud’s Church in Llantwit Major, which maintains one of the most significant collections of Celtic Christian stones in the UK.

Later, they viewed the Edwardian Dyffryn House and gardens to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust, of which the Charles is the patron.

Prince Charles then travelled to Sony’s factory at Pencoed to see how the credit card-sized “Raspberry Pi” computer is manufactured.

The Duchess went on to visit the Welsh National War Memorial in Cathays Park, Cardiff. Camilla is Patron of the War Memorials Trust and her visit is part of a campaign to draw attention to war memorials at risk of damage or theft.

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Camilla also met with staff and patients at the University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff’s biomechanics and bioengineering centre, to learn more about the work done by Arthritis Research UK there. The Duchess is Patron, Arthritis Research UK.

The couple ended the day hosting a reception at their Carmarthenshire home to mark 100 years since the birth of poet Dylan Thomas. The Prince is royal patron of the Dylan Thomas 100 Festival, which has organised a series of events commemorating the poet’s life and work during 2014.

Singer Cerys Matthews attended the event at the Royal couple’s Llwynywermod estate, on the second day of their tour of Wales.

On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay (as they’re known in Scotland) will accompany The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on their visit to Dumfries House in Ayrshire.

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