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Prince Charles and Camilla

Wednesday in Wales proves to be another busy day for Charles and Camilla

After a day of bread making and a pub visit as part of their day in Wales on Tuesday, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall continued their busy schedule in Wales.

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The day began with Prince Charles meeting patients and staff and unveiling a new x-ray machine at Llandovery Hospital. Started in the 1970s, The Llandovery Hospital League of Friends supports the work of the hospital and has raised over of £500,000 to pay for the new x-ray machine.

Llandovery Hospital is an 18-bed intermediate rehabilitation hospital for older patients who need medical care, nursing care and therapy over the level that may be provided at home. The hospital also affords palliative and end of life care.

As her husband was on his hospital engagement, Camilla visited the village of Rhandir-mwyn where she met residents at The Royal Oak.

The Royal Oak is CAMRA’s Carmarthenshire Pub of the Year 2015. Sponsored by The Prince of Wales’s Pub is the Hub initiative, the pub runs the Rhandir-mwyn village shop, which sells produce made by local people.

After meeting the group at the Royal Oak, The Duchess of Cornwall made a stop at the Rhandir-mwyn Community Association’s first ever Flower Festival at St Barnabas Church.

The busy day continued for Camilla was she toured the Llandovery YMCA.

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Founded in 1990, Llandovery YMCA offers young people social meeting place as well as a community centre where over 40 groups and organisations hold activities for young to old.

Following the tour, Camilla met community groups that use the centre and enjoyed some Welsh cakes and tea with members of the Llandovery Women’s Institute.

After enjoying tea and cakes with the WI, The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a tea party of her own for children from Ty Hafan Hospice.

For the past 16 years, the hospice has been affording support to families who have a child with a life-limiting condition. Its services well over 600 families in Wales. T? Hafan currently cares for and supports 254 children and their families, both in the hospice itself and in the broader community.

In the past, Camilla hosted several events for children from the hospice, including tea at Llwynywermod in 2012 and a visit to Highgrove in 2009.

Carmarthen Youth Opera provided entertainment for Wednesdays tea. Founded in 1979 by Elizabeth Evans MBE, The Carmarthen Youth Opera (YO) helps to hone the acting and singing talents of members. Many members have also gone on to become stage managers, lighting and sound engineers, costume managers, script writers and artistic directors.

The Duchess of Cornwall has been Patron of the Carmarthen Youth Opera since 2014.

The final engagement on a busy day in Wales had Charles and his wife join to host an evening of musical entertainment at their Welsh home Llwynywermod.

Wednesday night was a delight for Welsh music fans as performances from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and by the Welsh actor Owen Teale were part of the evening’s programme.

The Prince of Wales is a keen lover of music and theatre and has been Patron of The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama since 1999.

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the National Conservatoire of Wales was founded in 1949 and is based in the grounds of Cardiff Castle.

The busy ‘Wales Week’ continues Thursday as the royal couple visit the studio of fashion designers Charles and Patricia Lester as part of their yet another full day of engagements.

Featured photo credit: Northern Ireland Office via Flickr