A Royal Visit to the Shire

Prince Charles kicked off his busy day in Lincolnshire with a visit to Louth Livestock Market for the launch of the Farm Resilience Programme. The launch is part The Prince’s Countryside Fund which HRH began in 2010.

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Through his Countryside Fund, Charles already supports many farming initiatives across the UK, including The Prince’s Dairy Initiative which he launched in 2012.

The Countryside Fund developed off the back of The Prince’s Dairy Initiative, which has supported and further strengthened the UK dairy supply chain since 2012.

The programme provides free business assistance, skills and planning, along with one-to-one assistance. Farmers will possess the skills to assess their viability and make informed choices about the future by using the Business Health Check Tool.

The second engagement of the day saw HRH visit Freshtime UK to see the factory, meet staff and hear more about the company’s plans for more recyclable and alternative packaging.

Charles then went on to Age UK, to visit the charity’s Boston office to meet staff, volunteers, beneficiaries and other businesses housed in the fully restored Georgian townhouse. The prince is Patron of Age UK which was 2009, after combining the charities Age Concern and Help the Aged to form a charity for older people.

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The Prince of Wales stops to take a photo during his visit to Age UK.

No stopping Charles today as he continued his day in his role as President of the National Trust visiting Tattershall Castle.

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Tattershall Castle is a 15th-century red-brick castle built by Lord Ralph Cromwell. Lord Curzon saved from demolition in 1911, working on it’s restoring from 1911 until 1914. He left the castle to the National Trust upn his death in 1925.

Wrapping up his busy day in Lincolnshire, Charles visited Holy Trinity Church, the 15th-century church built by Lord Ralph Cromwell near Tattershall Castle.

Charles is Patron of both the Lincolnshire Churchs Trust and the Almhouse Association.

Lincolnshire is home to 700 churches and the Trust began in 1953 in order to preserve and protect those churches.

During his final engagement of this busy Monday, HRH met members of the congregation and volunteers who help with the church’s community work.

On Thursday The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall have a full slate of engagements in Cornwall including a visit to the Royal Cornwall Museum to mark its bicentenary year.

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