Prince Charles will visit Pontypridd on Friday to meet companies and residents affected by Storm Dennis

Prince Charles will visit Pontypridd on Friday 21 February to meet the businesses and residents affected by Storm Dennis.

The city of the Valleys was one of the most affected areas during the weekend when the River Taff blew up its banks and flooded the main street.

Dozens of residents and businesses have been left to clean up the devastating disaster on Monday after the river reached its highest level in 40 years, leaving a trail of destruction behind it.

You can read about the vastness of donations made by those who help needy families here.

Helpers clean up Clwb Y Bont after the pub has been left with thousands of pounds of damage

Now, the Prince of Wales has announced that he will visit the area as part of a pre-arranged visit to South Wales to support people involved in the rescue and support operations.

According to his public diary, Prince Charles will visit the CAF train factory in Newport to meet employees, learn about the production process and officially open the facility.

See the damage caused in the houses of Pontypridd

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He will visit the new Aston Martin Lagonda factory in St Athan before going to the British Airways Maintenance Center to celebrate his 100th anniversary at Cardiff Airport.

From there the Royal will visit Penarth’s Marie Curie Hospice to meet patients and staff and go to Pontypridd to meet flood-affected residents and businesses and to meet those involved in the rescue and support effort.

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This week will mark the second royal visit to Wales this month.

Earlier this week Prince William and Kate visited Mumbles where they tried Joe’s ice cream before visiting an RNLI and Tata Steel lifeboat station in Port Talbot.


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