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Prince Charles enjoys a traditional English ale
Sep 18, 2012, 12:01 GMT
The Prince of Wales
Britain's Prince Charles enjoyed a taste of traditional English ale after meeting a pub worker.
The Prince of Wales was greeted by hundreds of well-wishers as he arrived in Ludlow, Shropshire, West Midlands, yesterday (17.09.12), one of these being 71-year-old cellerman Mike Sergeant, who offered the prince a sample of half-pint golden bitter.
Mr. Sergeant works with ales at Ludlow's historic Church Inn and provided a glass of locally-brewed Ludlow Gold as the royal approached nearby St Laurence's Church.
Mr. Sergeant said: 'He said, 'My God, that's good stuff'. He said he liked the taste of it, but unfortunately he couldn't have much because he had got to go into the church.
'He was a nice bloke, very friendly and I knew he would have a sip as soon as he got it off me.'
On the rest of the walk the prince spoke to local resident Julian Thomas, 41, about the tattoos covering his head, and was kissed on the cheek by charity fundraiser Lyn Bailey.
Charles also inspected a memorial of Arthur, Prince of Wales, who died at Ludlow Castle in 1502.
The prince then visited the warehouse in Telford which dispatches goods on behalf of the prince's charity In Kind Direct, which he formed in 1996.
He ended his walk at the Museum of Iron in Coalbrookdale, where onlookers and children from Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge Church of England Primary School cheered as he unveiled the newly-restored Boy and Swan Fountain at the Museum of Iron.
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