The Duke of Edinburgh was presented with a bottle of specially produced local ale when visiting the Isle of Wight for the second time this summer.
On Monday (13 August), he was given a tour of the Newport-based family firm, AJ Wells and Sons, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
His Royal Highness was given a tour of the factory where Charnwood stoves and vitreous enamel signage are manufactured, and was introduced to staff, apprentices and members of the Wells family involved in the business.
He unveiled a plaque to commemorate the visit and, after being presented with a bottle of 'Slow Burner' ale, joked that ‘it wouldn’t last long.’
Earlier in the day, the Duke of Edinburgh had visited the County Club Club in St James' Square and met members of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry at a private luncheon.
He was also expected to enjoy watching the racing at Cowes Week.
The scene is set at Robin Hill Country Park ahead of Bestival, which promises a huge range of acts throughout the weekend of 6 – 9 September.
The official charity partner of Cowes Week 2012 is hoping their shore-side fundraising activities are just as successful as their on the water racing.
A full programme of activities has been announced for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, which takes place between 11 and 18 August 2012.
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