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WATCH: Prince Charles visits Harrogate and Craven

WATCH: Prince Charles visits Harrogate and Craven

Published at 6:23am 22nd March 2017. (Updated at 5:45pm 22nd March 2017)

People in Harrogate and Craven have given Prince Charles a warm Yorkshire welcome.

As part of his trip to Yorkshire, he visited The Courtyard, near Settle, which is home to a brasserie, wine shop, cheesemonger, furniture makers, garden shop, gallery and clothing shop.

Co-owner Simon Robinson said: "It's been an amazing experience. He made you feel really at ease and was really interested in both the development of the building and what we've achieved here, as well as each individual business.

"I think he was most interested in the personalities behind the businesses and the actual development itself."

Paul Shevlin, Chief Executive of Craven District Council, added: "It heightens the profile of Craven, attracts more visitors to the area, what the local economy needs.

"The Courtyard is a great example of what can be achieved in predominantly rural areas to attract the biggest spenders."

In his role as Patron of The Prince's Countryside Fund and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, His Royal Highness also visited Broadrake Farm, near Ingleton, to meet participants on The Prince's Farm Resilience Programme.

He met groups of children undertaking activities at the farm, as part of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust's work to teach young people how to support and look after the Dales.

Prince Charles then stopped off at Harrogate's Army Foundation College to hear more about training and education provided there.

The junior soldiers were said to be "absolutely buzzing" after the visit, as they had been rehearsing for several days.

Captain Lou James, Commanding Officer of Fox Company which is responsible for the physical development of the junior soldiers, added: "Today has been fantastic. The junior soldiers are here for a year, so to see His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was a real privilege."

Prince Charles trying cheese at The Courtyard near Settle: