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The Prince of Wales visits hospice in South Wales


Photo: Charlie Proctor / Royal Central

The Prince of Wales visited the Marie Curie hospice in Penarth, South Wales on Friday.

The Queen’s eldest child was in the area to help offer moral support to the people and businesses affected by the floodwater as a result of Storm Dennis.

The hospice is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and during his visit, the Prince met with staff and patients including 97-year-old Maureen Russell.

By Maureen’s bedside, he took the time to chat and was even seen sharing a joke as he held her hand.

The Prince has been the patron of the charity since 2003. He had heard about the support that the hospice offers, which includes expert care and support to those living with a terminal illness as well as their families.

During the visit, Charles unveiled a plaque at the hospice for Marie Curie’s Great Big Daffodil – a tour that will go throughout the UK to help raise funds for the organisation. People will also have the opportunity to share their stories, memories, messages, or tributes of someone special to them.

Earlier in the day, the Prince visited the new Aston Martin Lagonda factory in St Athan, as well as the CAF train factory in South Wales to officially open the facility.

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The royal was given a tour of the new facility and was even given the chance to drive the new Aston Martin DBX during the visit.

Laughing and joking with staff, Charles was spoken through the manufacturing process, and he even climbed aboard a carriage.

The factory builds and test trains including diesel, electric, high-speed and trams.



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