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Wales Week 2015

Each summer, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall spend a week at Llwynywermod, their Welsh farmhouse near Llandovery in Carmarthenshire, visiting different parts of Wales. This year's visit celebrates Welsh enterprise and community.

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  1. This rolling blog will be updated daily with social media highlights from #WalesWeek.
  2. Day Five
  3. On day five of the royal visit to Wales, The Prince of Wales carried out a number of solo engagements. The day began with a visit to Maesllwyni Farm, owned by organic lamb farmers Dafydd and Glenys Jones. His Royal Highness toured the farm before sitting down with other farmers involved in the Duchy Future Farming programme.
  4. The Prince then attended a reception for local farmers and supporters of the Cambrian Mountains Wool Project. His Royal Highness founded The Cambrian Mountains Initiative in an effort to help sustain the traditional upland farms and communities of Wales. The Wool Project wants to rekindle the historic links between local sheep farmers, wool processors, designers, makers and retailers.
  5. The Prince of Wales also viewed the International Design Exhibition of items made in local wool during the visit.
  6. His Royal Highness then visited PRIME Cymru (The Prince's Initiative for Mature Enterprise in Wales) and attended the organisation's annual awards ceremony.
  7. PRIME Cymru was founded by The Prince in 2001 and provides advice and support to individuals over the age of 50 who are economically inactive, under employed or at risk of redundancy. PRIME runs the largest mentoring programme in Wales with over 360 volunteer mentors.
  8. The Prince presented businesses set up by those aged 50 and over with awards in recognition of success.
  9. Day Four
  10. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall began day four with a visit to organic farm Humble By Nature in Monmouth, which is run by broadcaster Kate Humble.
  11. The Prince met pupils from Trellech School, who were learning how to start a fire as part of a Bush craft lesson. His Royal Highness joined in with the lesson and had a go at lighting a fire. The Prince successfully managed to get a spark and light a piece of cotton wool!
  12. The Prince of Wales tries some Blakeney Red Medium cider made by the Apple County Cider Co.
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