Choo Choo Charles in Cumbria

Prince Charles arrived in Cumbria today by Royal Train beginning his day at Langwathby Railway Station which is on the Settle-Carlise Railway.

His Royal Highness was greeted by local school children before meeting volunteers who help to maintain the station.

The Prince of Wales went on to attend a ceremony to unveil the official plaque to designate the Lake District National Park as a United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization World Heritage Site.

Following the plaque unveiling, Charles attended a reception at the nearby Theatre by the Lake, where he watched some schoolchildren perform.

As his busy day continued, Charles in his role as Patron, Prince’s Countryside Fund, visited the National Centre for the Uplands at Newton Rigg College.

Established in 2011, the Centre is state-of-the-art sheep husbandry hub at Low Beckside Farm. The goal is to help to safeguard the future of the hill farming across the country by offering instruction in sheep husbandry and hill farming methods.

During the visit, The Prince of Wales met students using the centre and those who have benefited from Prince’s Countryside Fund.

It was off to the Lake District attraction Ullswater ‘Steamers’ company for HRH to undertake a short trip on their flagship ‘Steamer’ the ‘Lady of the Lake’.

‘Lady of the Lake’ was launched on the 26 June 1877 and is considered to be one of the oldest working passenger vessels in the world.

Before leaving HRH unveiled a plaque to mark his visit today.

As his busy day wrapped up, HRH carried out one final engagement to the paper manufacturer, James Cropper PLC. As Roayl Founding Patron of Business in the Community, the visit today was part of the ‘Seeing is Believing’ campaign.

During the visit. Charles learned about how the company recycles takeaway coffee cups into high-quality paper and plastic-free packaging.

HRH then joined a roundtable discussion with senior business leaders and stakeholders associated with the industry to learn what more businesses can do to create value from waste.

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