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Prince Charles Visits Rhayader

Prince Charles visits Rhayader 17/7/1981 as part of a 6-hour tour of Powys, still a bachelor but pledged to marry Lady Diana Spencer a few weeks later, on 29/7/1981.

Amateur film 1981 3 mins Silent

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Prior to his marriage to Lady Diana Spencer on 29/7/1981, Prince Charles paid a visit to Rhayader and Noel Lewis of Gaufron, who held the tenancy of the Elan Valley Hotel, and his son Alan, who later bought the hotel, turned out with a camera, despite the rain, to capture footage of this royal visit. The prince’s 6-hour tour of Powys, which also included visits to Llansantffraid and Newbridge-on-Wye, was his last official engagement in Wales as a bachelor.