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Prince Charles looked cheerful when he greeted good wishes in Herefordshire today

Prince Charles looked cheerful when he greeted good wishes in Herefordshire today.

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The royal, 70, greeted waiting members of the British legion in Ross-on-Wye, where he lit a beacon to officially launch the Gilpin 2020 festival.

The festival celebrates the role of the city as the birthplace of British tourism and recognizes the work of William Gilpin, who reportedly published the UK's first tourist guide nearly 250 years ago.

Prince Charles looked cheerful when he greeted good wishes in Herefordshire today

Prince Charles looked cheerful when he greeted good wishes in Herefordshire today

The royal, 70, greeted waiting members of the British legion in Ross-on-Wye, where he lit a beacon to officially launch the Gilpin 2020 festival

The royal, 70, greeted waiting members of the British legion in Ross-on-Wye, where he lit a beacon to officially launch the Gilpin 2020 festival

The royal, 70, greeted waiting members of the British legion in Ross-on-Wye, where he lit a beacon to officially launch the Gilpin 2020 festival

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Charles cut a brave figure in a gray suit and light blue shirt and tie, with a red poppy on his lapel.

The royal was seen by shaking the hands of royal fans, with hundreds showing up to greet him.

He then lit a beacon to officially open the festival, which quickly became a pleasure for him before he met a giant hedgehog, one of the ancient symbols of Ross-on-Wye.

Earlier Charles started his busy day full of engagements with a visit to technology company ETL Systems Ltd in Hereford, where heo Ross-on-Wye officially launches the Gilpin 2020 festival.

Prince Charles was seen by a giant hedgehog, one of the ancient symbols of Ross-on-Wye

Prince Charles was seen by a giant hedgehog, one of the ancient symbols of Ross-on-Wye

Prince Charles was seen by a giant hedgehog, one of the ancient symbols of Ross-on-Wye

The royal, 70, greeted waiting members of the British legion in Ross-on-Wye, where he will officially launch the Gilpin 2020 festival

The royal, 70, greeted waiting members of the British legion in Ross-on-Wye, where he will officially launch the Gilpin 2020 festival

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The royal, 70, greeted waiting members of the British legion in Ross-on-Wye, where he will officially launch the Gilpin 2020 festival

The royal family has a busy week ahead, and Charles & # 39; the Duchess of Cornwall, along with Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, will make their first joint engagement as a trio while performing Westminster Abbey & # 39; s Remembrance visits prior to the national memorial Sunday ceremony This Thursday.

Camilla, 72, Harry, 35 and Meghan, 38, will mark Sunday commemoration during a visit to view the plots of small crosses established by regiments, military units and other organizations related to the First World War and other conflicts.

During the week, members of the monarchy will attend a series of events to commemorate those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, culminating in the memorial service on the Cenotaph, where the Queen and the Royal Family gather to show their respect.

Celebrating the role of the city as the birthplace of British tourism, the festival recognizes the work of William Gilpin, believed to have published the first UK tourist guide nearly 250 years ago

Celebrating the role of the city as the birthplace of British tourism, the festival recognizes the work of William Gilpin, believed to have published the first UK tourist guide nearly 250 years ago

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Celebrating the role of the city as the birthplace of British tourism, the festival recognizes the work of William Gilpin, believed to have published the first UK tourist guide nearly 250 years ago

Charles cut a brave figure in a gray suit and light blue shirt and tie, with a red poppy on his blazer

Charles cut a brave figure in a gray suit and light blue shirt and tie, with a red poppy on his blazer

Charles cut a brave figure in a gray suit and light blue shirt and tie, with a red poppy on his blazer

The royal was seen by shaking the hands of royal fans, with hundreds showing up to greet him

The royal was seen by shaking the hands of royal fans, with hundreds showing up to greet him

The royal was seen by shaking the hands of royal fans, with hundreds showing up to greet him

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The service in the Cenotaph will also be attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Duke of York, Count and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

On Saturday, the Queen and all senior royals will attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall.

The Queen, who is patron of the Royal British Legion, will visit the village of the Royal British Legion Industries in Aylesford on Wednesday, where shelter and welfare support is provided to veterans and the wider armed forces community.

Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex (seen last month in London) will accompany the Duchess of Cornwall on their first joint engagement as a trio while visiting the Westminster Abbey Memorial Field prior to the National Memorial Sunday Ceremony

Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex (seen last month in London) will accompany the Duchess of Cornwall on their first joint engagement as a trio while visiting the Westminster Abbey Memorial Field prior to the National Memorial Sunday Ceremony

Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex (seen last month in London) will accompany the Duchess of Cornwall on their first joint engagement as a trio while visiting Westminster Abbey & Field of Remembrance prior to the national Remembrance Sunday ceremony

Camilla (72) (last month at Limehouse) Harry (35) and Meghan (38) will visit the plots of small crosses erected by regiments, military units and other organizations associated with the First World War during the commemoration Sunday. and other conflicts, this Thursday
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Camilla (72) (last month in Limehouse) Harry (35) and Meghan (38) will visit the plots of small crosses erected by regiments, military units and other organizations associated with the First World War during the commemoration Sunday. and other conflicts, this Thursday

Camilla (72) (last month in Limehouse) Harry (35) and Meghan (38) will visit the plots of small crosses erected by regiments, military units and other organizations associated with the First World War during the commemoration Sunday. and other conflicts, this Thursday

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