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LIVE: Prince Charles is in Cornwall today

LIVE: Prince Charles is in Cornwall today

Published by Emma Carton at 8:17am 5th April 2019. (Updated at 4:49pm 5th April 2019)

Prince Charles is coming back to Cornwall with the bid to save our pubs.

It has been 18 years since he launched 'Pub is the Hub' in the Duchy.

The campaign promotes new activities to keep our locals alive and even helps communities re-open or buy them.

The Royal will tour St Austell Brewery on Friday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tribute and their Queen's Award.

"They're really excited. A number of them have got their family to come and join them so we're hoping to give him a very warm welcome.

"It's a very prestigious moment for the company and a very special day in our history.

"For that, we're very grateful he's taken the trouble to come and see us".

St Austell Brewery Chief Executive, James Staughton

Scroll down to follow all the updates on Prince Charles' visit in Pirate FM's live blog.


All ale Prince Charles!

Thanks for visiting Cornwall...

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The Royal's a natural at pint-pulling!


More school children meet Prince Charles...


More photos of Prince Charles having a pint!


Cheers HRH!

Prince Charles has poured himself a pint on a tour of St Austell Brewery.

HRH chatted to staff and local primary school children as he arrived at the site in Cornwall.

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The Royal was also introduced to representatives from his 'Pub is the Hub' campaign, to save local pubs.

He officially launched the charity the last time he visited the brewery, back in 2001!

“We're honoured that His Royal Highness was able to visit us in St Austell today to tour the brewery and meet our suppliers, employees who work across the business and the organisations we work alongside.

“It was a very special day and the perfect way to celebrate Tribute’s 20-year milestone and our Queen’s Award for Enterprise – a recognition that we were enormously proud to receive for our sustainable development".

St Austell Brewery Chief Exec, James Staughton


What's the one thing a Prince asks children? (Think Easter eggs!)


HRH has also chatted to local school children...


The Prince pours a pint!


And seen some helicopters...


The Prince has arrived in Cornwall!

He's met Tri-Service Safety Officers...


Why St Austell Brewery?

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In April 2018, it was announced that St Austell Brewery was a recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, based upon the company’s success in terms of sustainable development across its operations.

These include investment in water treatment facilities at the company’s headquarters, solar panel installation and diverting 98% of its waste from landfill.

In addition to significant sustainability measures across the business, St Austell Brewery it provides career opportunities through schools, colleges and apprenticeship schemes.


What is 'Pub is the Hub'?

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Inspired by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in 2001, Pub is the Hub operates as a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation dedicated to improving community services and activities.

The charity offers advice and support to communities who are looking to relocate, re-open or introduce vital services and activities in their local pub, as well as to communities considering the options for acquiring their local pub and the range of responsibilities involved.

Pub is the Hub facilitates projects by encouraging and helping communities, pub licensees and other interested parties to connect and share their experiences and work together to support and sustain their local services.

The charity also tries to help source local funding opportunities for projects.

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