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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, to open Uley Community Stores and Post Office in Stroud and visit his shirtmakers' Turbull and Asser in Quedgeley, Gloucester.

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 18, 2013

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THE Prince of Wales will carry out two official engagements in the county on Friday.

Prince Charles is to officially open the Uley Community Stores near Stroud before moving on to meet long-serving employees at his shirtmakers in Quedgeley.

Village schoolchildren and the local playgroup will be outside to see the Prince when he meets Uley Stores volunteers.

The community raised over £50,000 by selling shares to save their shop from closure and turn it into a not-for-profit enterprise.

"Volunteers staff the shop, provide administrative support and have given much practical help," said stores spokeswoman Janet Wood.

The Prince will also tour Turnbull and Asser in Quedgeley who've held the Royal Warrant since 1980.

* The Prince hit the headlines this weekend for sending two rare-breed pigs from his Gloucestershire farm to Italy to be made into hams worth £80/lb.

One Tamworth and one Large Black were slaughtered in the UK before being cured at a 14th-century Italian estate and smoked for more than two years.

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