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Prince Charles visits housing development
Feb 13, 2013, 12:02 GMT
Britain's Prince Charles visited a housing development in London yesterday (12.02.13).
The 65-year-old heir to the throne undertook a guided tour of the Highbury Gardens development in Islington, north London, to see the work his own charity, the Prince's Foundation for Building Community, had implemented.
The organisation helped local people get involved in the design of the project, chose architects, and made sure plans fit in with the surrounding areas.
Mark Prisk, the UK's Minister of State for Housing and Local Government, accompanied Charles on the visit and said: 'He has a fantastic knowledge and experience of this area which all of us can learn from.
'We've been able to get land away which will house something like 33,000 families so far, the next step is to get that up and running to accelerate towards the 100,000 mark and beyond.'
Meanwhile the Duchess of Cornwall spent the day in Wiltshire at Langley Burrell Village Hall, visiting Community First's Youth Action Wiltshire programme, a project she has been a patron of since 2005.
It offers support to a 72 different youth clubs and disadvantaged young people aged between 5 and 25 years old.
Camilla met three firearm and sniffer Sprocker Spaniels as well as watching a mountain bike mechanics course during her action-packed visit.
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