A radiant Prince of Wales appeared in a good mood when he came to a royal visit to his vintage Aston Martin DB36 today in South Wales.
Prince Charles, 71, looked happy when he arrived at the new Aston Martin Lagonda factory in St Athan today.
It comes on a busy day for the Royal, which today visited the CAF train factory in South Wales to officially open the facility.
He will then make a series of actual visits to companies and charities in South Wales, before meeting local residents affected by the recent floods.
Prince Charles, 71, arrived in grand style for a royal visit today while driving his vintage Aston Martin DB36 to visit a new Aston Martin Lagonda factory in St Athan
Before then, the royal had risen to the driver’s seat of a train partially built in the CAF plant in Newport
Prince Charles appeared in a good mood as he visited the CAF train factory in Newport to open the facility today
The royal wore an elegant gray suit for the occasion, adding a touch of color with a playful pink tie covered with a pattern of white elephants and cheetahs.
He arrived at the Aston Martin factory in his vintage car and showed up beaming when he disembarked from the vehicle.
The royal was given a tour of the new facility during his visit to St Athan today and was given the opportunity to test the new Aston Martin DBX during his visit.
He later gave a speech during a reception during the event, before unveiling a special plaque for the new facility.
Prince Charles made a speech during a reception during the event, before unveiling a special plaque for the new one
In addition to the vintage vehicle, Prince Charles tested the new Aston Martin DBX during his visit
The royal could be seen as he shared a smile with factory staff after trying out the brand’s new SUV
Behind the wheel! Prince Charles climbed into the driver’s seat while he was in the facility while driving the new Aston Martin SUV
The royal appeared happy as he drove the brand’s first SUV during his royal visit today to St Athan
Prince Charles looked fascinated as he spoke to Marek Reichman, executive vice president and creative director of Aston Martin
The men spoke as Prince Charles prepared to test the new Aston Martin SUV in the new facility in South Wales
Prince Charles looked excited while chatting with Aston Martin factory staff before trying to drive the company’s first SUV
In the driver’s seat! Prince Charles arrived in style at the royal visit while riding with his vintage vehicle to the factory
The Prince of Wales drove between royal visits today in his vintage Aston Martin car (pictured)
Royal’s Aston Martin bore many of the original features, including the Aston Martin DB6 mascot
The royal looked happy and could be seen beaming when he arrived at the St Athan factory today
Earlier this morning, he appeared in a good mood when he arrived at the CAF factory, which is owned by the main Spanish train manufacturer.
The royalty could be seen laughing and joking with staff on a factory tour as they talked during the manufacturing process and even boarded a carriage.
The factory builds and tests trains including diesel, electric, high speed and trams.
Prince Charles met some of the 220 employees while they talked to the royals during the production process.
The royal was helped by a member of his entourage as he prepared to leave the facility this morning
The Prince of Wales unveiled a plaque and made a speech at the factory reception today
He was joined by the company’s general manager, Andres Arizkorreta, on stage while unveiling the plaque
The royal appeared in a good mood as he spoke during a reception at the CAF train factory in Newport today
The royal was applauded as he went on stage to unveil a plaque and officially open the facility in South Wales
Prince Charles appeared in a good mood during today’s visit, which kicks off a busy day for the royalty
The real could be seen laughing and joking with employees as they talked about the production process inside the factory.
Later, he boarded a partially completed train and studied various parts during the royal visit.
The royal, who officially opened the factory during his visit today, also attended a reception for local staff and dignitaries to celebrate.
During the visit, the Prince of Wales unveiled a plaque next to CAF CEO Andres Arizkorreta.
Prince Charles appeared happy as he got into the driver’s seat of a train currently under construction at the facility
In the driver’s seat! The royal seemed to enjoy a tour of the structure, which involved him testing the transport of one of the trains
The real could be seen smiling as he studied the parts of the manufacturing process during today’s visit
The staff spoke to Prince Charles during the production process during his visit to the factory, with the royal climbing aboard a train currently under construction
He could be seen sharing a laugh with the factory staff as he was offered a tour of the facility earlier today
The real could be seen beaming and share jokes with the employees he met today at the factory
The state-of-the-art production facility that was completed in 2017, after CAF invested £ 32 million in the Celtic Business Park facility in Newport, an old steel mill not far from downtown Port Talbot.
Later today, Prince Chalres will visit the Marie Curie Hospice in Cardiff and Vale to meet patients and staff.
He will then travel to the British Airways Maintenance Center to celebrate the airline’s centenary.
He also plans to meet with residents in the city of Pontypridd who have been affected by the recent floods and to meet people involved in the rescue and support operations.
The royal wore a simple gray suit with a playful pink tie for the royal factory visit to South Wales today
Prince Charles could be seen chatting with the staff as he spoke during the production process at the facility
The royal appeared in a good mood as he shared a joke with a worker during today’s visit
Prince Charles could be seen sharing a giggle with a worker during today’s royal visit
It comes in a busy week for Prince Charles, who yesterday delivered the Queen’s anniversary awards at Buckingham Palace.
Earlier this week, the royal wore a high-quality helmet and jacket to meet some skilled costumes and props producers from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) during a visit to Warwickshire.
And last week it hosted The Prince’s Trust Invest in Futures Gala at Kensington Palace.
He appeared in a good mood as he welcomed stars like Claudia Winkleman and Rob Brydon to the gala, which is The Prince’s Trust’s biggest fundraising event, generating vital funds to support thousands of young people in work, education or in training.