The Prince of Wales has carried out engagements in South Wales today, visiting Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice, Morriston Hospital and the Wales Air Ambulance Charity.
His Royal Highness arrived in Sully to visit Tŷ Hafan, a charity that provides support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Facilities at their centre include a hydrotherapy pool, music therapy and specially adapted outdoor playground.
The Prince met families who use the centre and spent time talking to staff members. The Prince has been Patron of Tŷ Hafan since 2001.
Next, His Royal Highness visited Morriston Hospital in Swansea to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the League of Friends, a charity that supports hospitals by providing equipment and services.
The Prince told volunteers they were "setting such a remarkable example" and thanked them for their "time and devotion".
The Prince of Wales then officially opened the new Wales Air Ambulance Charity airbase and head office in Llanelli.
During the visit, His Royal Highness met pilots, staff, volunteers and supporters and watched a medical team demonstrate a cardiac arrest scenario from the hangar.
The charity, which started with one aircraft, is now the largest air ambulance service in the UK with four advanced helicopters that attend approximately 2,500 missions each year.
In 2016, it moved its South Wales operation and charity headquarters to the site in Llanelli, which is the charity's first owned and custom-built property.
The Prince previously opened the service's first helicopter base, originally at Swansea Airport, when it was established in 2001.
His Royal Highness praised the singing of children from the Encore Stage School choir, which has raised thousands of pounds for the Wales Air Ambulance since one of its teachers, Rebecca Evans, died in a road collision.
Mrs Evans' son Cian, three, who was airlifted by the charity, presented local honey to The Prince alongside transplant patient Curtis Thomas, four.
In a speech to staff, volunteers and supporters, The Prince said: "I wanted to say what an enormous pleasure it is to come back and see this remarkable organisation, the air ambulance, after 17 years.
"I remember all those years ago when I arrived they were immediately called out so there was hardly anyone to meet at all.
"As the father of an ex-air ambulance pilot I have a vague understanding of what you all do and what high professional standards you achieve.”