Britain’s Prince Charles opens motorway services
Britain’s Prince Charles officially opened a motorway service station this week.
The 66-year-old royal toured the new Gloucester Services off the M5 motorway where he met with sandwich makers, cheese makers and ale makers.
Deborah Flint from Cinderhill Farm spoke to Charles about their wild boar and sausage rolls, revealing the new Prince’s Countryside Fund sandwich, which will raise money for the Prince’s charity.
She said: “He was quite interested in the wild boar.
“He also seemed interested in the fact that we keep our pigs in proper wildflower meadows.”
The service station employs over 400 people, with more than 10 per cent coming through the Gloucestershire Gateway Trust’s Academy, which supports those who have suffered long term unemployment to get back into work.
Martyn Del Medico recalled his chat to the Prince: “I told him I enjoyed working here and then he shook my hand,” he said.
“It’s not everyday you get to shake the hand of the future King of England so it will certainly be something to tell the grandchildren.”
And following his tour, the Prince helped to finalise a drawing on the blackboard, helped out by artist Stephanie Cole.
She told the Gloucester Citizen newspaper: “He wasn’t sure if it was a bee or a beetle so I told him to put the stripes on.”