A visit to Rachel's Organic


The Prince of Wales has undertaken 14 engagements across Wales as part of His Royal Highness’s annual summer tour. 

The Prince of Wales visits Rachel's Organic
The Prince of Wales visits Rachel's Organic

On Sunday, The Prince began the week by unveiling a stained glass window on the theme of Welsh legends at Myddfai Community Hall.

The following day, The Prince attended a conference organised by the Sustainable Food Trust inspired by his book ‘Harmony: A New Way Of Looking At Our World’ and toured yogurt producer Rachel's Organic. His Royal Highness opened the Rachel’s new extension before visiting the historic Strata Florida monastery.

On Monday evening, The Prince hosted a music and drama evening at his Welsh home, featuring performances by Michael Sheen and Owen Teale.

The Prince visits the Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh
The Prince visits the Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh

Tuesday began with a visit to the Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh, where The Prince met children learning about the regiment's history and families who have donated letters to the museum's ‘Never Forget Your Welsh Heroes’ campaign.

The Prince then visited the historic Llancaiach Fawr Manor for a tour of the house and gardens.

Later, His Royal Highness was welcomed to The Royal Mint's Visitor Centre in Llantrisant. The Royal Mint is responsible for manufacturing and distributing coins and medals throughout the UK and overseas.

The Prince was invited to strike a coin in honour of his father, celebrating The Duke of Edinburgh’s contribution to public life.

On Friday, The Prince of Wales began the day visiting Moneypenny, a call centre in Wrexham. His Royal Highness officially opened the firm's new headquarters, which incorporate a treehouse meeting room, a pub and a sun terrace.

It was then on to Llaeth y Llan Village Dairy, where The Prince tasted some of the locally produced strawberry yoghurt, made by the firm at their factory in Llannefydd, Denbigh.

Later, The Prince sat in the cockpit of a Hawk T2 jet trainer aircraft during his visit to RAF Valley in North Wales.

The single engine jet, normally equipped with Sidewinder missile defence systems, can reach up to 550 knots but remained grounded as His Royal Highness was shown how the jet is used as an advanced airborne training facility.

Station Commander, Group Captain Nick Tucker-Lowe said: "I am delighted that the RAF Valley force has had the opportunity to meet The Prince and show him the Hawk T2 advanced fighter pilot training capability.

"With our industry partners, RAF Valley is delivering world-leading pilot training to meet our defence commitments at home and abroad.

"In addition, our colleagues from the Defence Helicopter Training School and the RAF Mountain Rescue Service are making a real difference in rotary training and saving lives.

"I am proud also that The Prince was able to meet some of our families, who do so much to support the station and its personnel."

The Prince of Wales’s visit to Wales ended with a tour of the newly restored Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens on Anglesey.

Described as one of North Wales's best kept secrets, Plas Cadnant Gardens was hit by devastating floods in 2015 but is now back to its former glory.