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A packed day of engagements in Wales for Prince Charles

On Friday, The Prince of Wales carried out a set of engagements in Wales. Visiting Port Talbot, Neath and Treharris, the first stop for the Prince was Ysgol Cwm Brombil. Where he met with staff and pupils involved in the Prince’s Trust Achieve progamme.

Launching in 2016, the programme helps young people fulfill their potential and gain qualifications related to work, education or training. Over the last year, over 3,000 young people in Wales have been supported by the Prince’s Trust. The Achieve programme is currently at 80 schools and works to develop self-esteem amongst pupils aged 11 to 19-years-old.

During the visit, Charles, 70, seemed to be having the time of his life as he was seen with students who were showing off the remote control cars they built. The Prince was even given his own turn at controlling the vehicles. Although he did need some assistant with the control from students.

After his visit to the school, Charles met with the First Minister for Wales for the very first time. The Two met at Llwynywermod in Llandovery, the Welsh home for the Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall. Mark Drakeford became the First Minister in December after he became the leader of the Welsh Labour party.

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With visiting a climbing centre in Treharris, the visit ended at a care home in Neath. There, Charles met with residents involved with an arts and activity project. Run by Age Cymru, it’s said that the Arts Council Wales-funded programme is run at 150 care homes and offers a variety of mentoring in creative outlets.

The Prince currently has no public engagements announced, as he will have a very busy March. Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall are set to tour the Caribbean and Cuba at the end of March. The couple is slated to take part in over 50 engagements on 10 different islands.

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My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.