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HRH Prince Charles to visit Yalding with wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall after floods ravaged the village

17 March 2014
by Claire McWethy
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will be making a visit to flood-ravaged Yalding this week.
 
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be meeting residents affected by the disaster at St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church in the High Street on Wednesday. 
 
Homes remain vacated and are still undergoing refurbishment after the river broke its banks on Christmas Eve, causing widespread damage.
 
The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles visiting Whitstable. Picture Chris Davey

The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles on a visit to Kent last year. Picture: Chris Davey

 
Prime Minister David Cameron is among the high profile visitors who have visited the village since.
 
Their Royal Highnesses will be meeting local business owners to hear how the floods have affected them, as well as Community Resilience, which were sent to help small enterprise owners two days after the floods.
 
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Whitstable RNLI lifeboat station

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Whitstable RNLI lifeboat station

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall sign the visitors' book at Chatham Historic Dockyard

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall sign the visitors' book at Chatham Historic Dockyard

 
The group is associated with the Business Emergency Recovery Group at Business in the Community, one of the Prince’s charities.
 
The royals will visit the owners of Orchard View Classic Garage who specialise in restoring classic cars, some of which were flooded and are now undergoing a specialist drying process.
 
Waters have previously flooded the Yalding caravan park

Waters have previously flooded the Yalding caravan park

Staff  evacuating the caravan park. Little Venice Country Park and Marina, Hempstead Lane, Yalding.

Staff evacuating the caravan park. Little Venice Country Park and Marina, Hempstead Lane, Yalding.

Prime Minister David Cameron visits Yalding in the wake of the floods

Prime Minister David Cameron visits Yalding in the wake of the floods

Flooded Little Venice caravan park in Yalding. Picture ATEC-3D

Flooded Little Venice caravan park in Yalding. Picture: ATEC-3D

 
They will also meet a local beekeeper whose 16 hives were swept away, and the owners of Teapot Island, whose museum houses over 6,000 teapots.
 
It's less than a year since Prince Charles and Camilla visited Kent. Last July they toured Whitstable and visited the Historic Dockyard at Chatham.
 

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