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Tue 22nd May, 2018

Prince Charles kicks off Wales week with stained glass window unveiling

Yesterday, Prince Charles began Wales Week by unveiling a new stained glass window in Myddfai, a village near Llandovery.

Every summer, Prince Charles spends a week in his Welsh farmhouse, Llwynywermod, purchased in 2006 by the Duchy of Cornwall. Llwynywermod is one of Charles and Camilla’s four official residences, in addition to Clarence House, Highgrove and Birkhall.

In Myddfai, Charles unveiled a stained glass window in the local Community Hall. The window depicts ‘Welsh legends’ and was created by local residents of the village. The Prince of Wales also admired some stained glass art and spoke to local artists and villagers. During the day, the heir to the throne toured a gift shop in the village and chatted to residents.

The Queen’s son then takes advantage of this location to carry out five days of engagements, visiting locals villages and towns. This year’s busy schedule includes visits to eight different Welsh counties, as well as tours of a yoghurt company, an abbey and a new biomass plant.  This is in keeping with the theme of this year’s visit, focusing on Welsh enterprise and its ‘unique heritage’. Charles also hopes to promote sustainability, in line with his ‘green’ views.


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Olivia is currently studying International Business Management and Spanish at Heriot Watt University. She has always had a keen interest in British history, particularly the Royal Family - Henry VIII and his crazy marital life being a personal favourite. Olivia also loves fashion, which means that The Countess of Wessex and The Duchess of Cambridge feature highly among her favourite royals. Due to a year spent studying in Madrid, Olivia also has an interest in the Spanish Royal Family, especially Queen Letizia

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