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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall promote Welsh Food and Local Sourcing during their annual summer visit to Wales

Published on 26th June 2012

Promoting Welsh food and local sourcing is a key theme for this year’s summer visit to Wales by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

During a week of visits across Wales from Anglesey in the north to Swansea in the south, the Royal Couple will open the new Welsh Food Centre in the Conwy Valley and meet local fishermen and farmers in Aberaeron.

The Prince of Wales will make a keynote speech at a sustainable food seminar at the National Botanic Gardens in Carmarthen, join a meeting of local producers and hoteliers working together in the Cambrian Mountains, visit a restored traditional water mill near Aberystwyth, tour a family brewery in Llanelli, and meet schoolchildren and volunteers at a community farm in Swansea.

The aim of all these visits is to support Welsh producers and family-run businesses and to help encourage a better understanding of sustainable food and local sourcing. The Prince will also privately visit a local abattoir and an organic farm.

A spokesman for Clarence House said: “Both The Prince and Duchess are keen to support Welsh food and Welsh family run firms. In these difficult economic times, they are determined to do all they can to support local businesses and highlight the very high quality of Welsh produce.”

During the week, The Prince and The Duchess will stay at their Welsh home, “Llwynywermod” near Llandovery in Carmarthenshire where they will host a reception for local residents and where The Duchess will give a tea party for the children and staff of the Ty Hafan hospice in Cardiff.

Other notable engagements during this summer’s Wales Week include a visit to RAF Valley where The Duke of Cambridge will show his father around the station to which he is posted as a Search and Rescue pilot. In Aberystwyth The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will talk to residents affected by the recent flooding in Ceredigion and meet members of the emergency services involved in the rescue operation.

For a full itinerary for this year’s summer visit, go to: News and Diary