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Beaming Prince Charles plays cricket in a suit as he visits Cardiff

Bowled over! Chuckling Prince Charles plays cricket in a grey suit as he visits Cardiff on the final day of his week-long trip to Wales

  • Charles beamed as he took up a bat when visiting the Glamorgan Cricket Club
  • The club has its headquarters at Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground in Cardiff
  • Heir to the throne Charles sported a grey suit, teamed with a blue and red tie 

Prince Charles appeared in high spirits today as he played cricket during a visit to Cardiff on his final day of his week-long trip to Wales. 

The Prince of Wales, 72, beamed as he took up a bat and tried to hit one of the balls hurled at him by players at the Glamorgan Cricket Club.

The club, which has its headquarters at Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground, is celebrating its 100th anniversary of becoming a first-class county, which is an official classification for the highest-standard matches in cricket. 

Heir to the throne Charles looked dapper in a grey suit, teamed with a blue and red striped tie and check shirt for the occasion. 

The Prince of Wales plays cricket when in Cardiff

Prince Charles (pictured) appeared in high spirits today as he played cricket during a visit to the Glamorgan Cricket Club in Cardiff on his final day of his week-long trip to Wales

The club, which has its headquarters at Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground, is celebrating its 100th anniversary of becoming a first-class county, which is an official classification for the highest-standard matches in cricket. Pictured, Prince Charles beams when playing cricket

The club, which has its headquarters at Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground, is celebrating its 100th anniversary of becoming a first-class county, which is an official classification for the highest-standard matches in cricket. Pictured, Prince Charles beams when playing cricket

The prince met with staff and players when given a tour of the grounds – including Australian cricket star Marnus Labuschagne.

Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall has been touring Wales this week in a whirlwind of cultural entertainment, meeting locals and learning more about the way the country has recovered after the coronavirus crisis. 

Yesterday, Charles marked the centenary of Church in Wales on the fourth day of his Welsh tour.

The heir to the throne was spotted chatting with well-wishers and locals before attended a special church service at St David’s Cathedral, in St David’s. 

He was wearing a smart tan suit with a crisp white shirt and a red, white and green tie that echoed the colours of the Welsh flag. 

The Prince of Wales tries some Butty Bach (a Welsh term meaning 'little friend') ale during a visit to Ponthir House Inn (pictured)

The Prince of Wales tries some Butty Bach (a Welsh term meaning ‘little friend’) ale during a visit to Ponthir House Inn (pictured)

Cheers! The Prince of Wales holds up a pint as he learns about one of the latest projects opened with a Community Services Fund grant from 'Pub is the Hub', in Ponthir, near Newport, Wales

Cheers! The Prince of Wales holds up a pint as he learns about one of the latest projects opened with a Community Services Fund grant from ‘Pub is the Hub’, in Ponthir, near Newport, Wales

The prince takes a sip as he meets staff, pub regulars and members of the local community that have benefitted from the pub's services and log cabin shop during lockdown

The prince takes a sip as he meets staff, pub regulars and members of the local community that have benefitted from the pub’s services and log cabin shop during lockdown

Heir to the throne Charles (pictured) looked dapper in a grey suit,

He teamed the look with a blue and red striped tie and check shirt for the occasion

Heir to the throne Charles (pictured) looked dapper in a grey suit, teamed with a blue and red striped tie and check shirt for the occasion

A white flower had been pinned to the lapel of his suit jacket, with a light blue and white pocket square poking out of his chest pocket. 

Putting on a lively display, the royal was spotted laughing, hands in his pockets, ahead of the event. 

Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales revealed, like the rest of the nation, he could barely watch England’s tense extra-time win against Denmark in the European Championships on Thursday.

Football fans were left biting their nails as England held on during the match to earn a place in the Euro 2020 final and will now face Italy on Sunday.

The prince (pictured) met with staff and players when given a tour of the grounds - including Australian cricket star Marnus Labuschagne

The prince (pictured) met with staff and players when given a tour of the grounds – including Australian cricket star Marnus Labuschagne

During his visit to St David’s Cathedral in Pembrokeshire, the prince confessed: ‘Watching the football, it’s rather too much for the nerves.’

The heir to the throne has a vested interest in England manager Gareth Southgate as the former international footballer has been an ambassador for Charles’s Prince’s Trust for more than 15 years.

Southgate also recently became a Goodwill Ambassador for the organisation – helping to develop, launch and fundraise for the trust’s work around leadership and teamwork with young people.

The prince’s son, the Duke of Cambridge, has been publicly supporting England in his role as president of the Football Association.

William is expected to be among the spectators for the national team’s big moment on Sunday evening.

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