The Prince of Wales will visit key sites in Meirionnydd this week as part of his summer trip to Wales.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, will visit the home of Hedd Wyn on Friday morning to start a day’s tour of the area.

The celebrated war poet lived at Yr Ysgwrn before he was killed in the Battle of Passchendaele.

The visit was inspired after the Prince of Wales attended the commemorations to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium in July 2017.

Speaking at the Welsh Service of Remembrance at the Welsh National Memorial Park, Prince Charles read a verse by Robert Williams Parry in praise of Hedd Wyn and the Prince also visited the poet’s grave.

His next stop will be Dolgellau Mart, which will form part of The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s upcoming three-year project conducting research into the importance of marts such as Dolgellau for farmers and the local community.

During the visit, he will also meet farmers taking part in The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s Farm Resilience Programme.

The programme offers free business skills training to family dairy and livestock farms across the UK, aiming to bring together like-minded farms in local groups and providing them with the resources to make decisions about their future.

From there, the Prince will head to Mallwyd Church to listen to a traditional Welsh Plygain choral service and meet the singers keeping this tradition alive.

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