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In Pictures: Prince of Wales takes controls on visit to Air Ambulance base

Charles met a mix of people from different backgrounds and circumstances when he met Air Ambulance staff and children at a care charity.

The Prince of Wales has visited the Wales Air Ambulance charity and examined its helicopter from close up, even sitting at the controls.

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Charles examines the controls of an air ambulance (Aaron Chown/PA)

The heir to the throne took the opportunity on his visit to south Wales to meet choir children based at the airbase.

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The Prince of Wales meets choir children from the Encore Stage School at the south Wales airbase of Wales Air Ambulance (Aaron Chown/PA)
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Charles sees the response to a cardiac arrest scenario (Aaron Chown/PA)
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The Prince of Wales unveils a commemorative plaque at the base in Dafen (Aaron Chown/PA)
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The prince speaks to medical crews (Aaron Chown/PA)

Charles also toured Ty Hafan, one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities, at Sully, near Cardiff, meeting children and staff.

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Charles meets a young boy during a visit to Ty Hafan children's hospice in Sully (Aaron Chown/PA)
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he Prince signs his hand print he created on a prior visit in 2001 (Aaron Chown/PA)

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