Prince Charles opens new Poundbury supermarket


Prince Charles has opened a new supermarket at his model village in Dorset.

The supermarket on Queen Mother Square in Poundbury, Dorchester, has created 43 jobs for local people.

The Prince of Wales also met workers from the British Red Cross, of which he is president, which relocated to the village from Dorchester in April.

Before leaving Dorset Prince Charles planted two trees - a lime and a sycamore - along the Bridport Road into Dorchester to mark The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding.

Rows of elms had stood in their place but had been lost to disease.

Prince Charles designed Poundbury in 1993, but the sustainable village will not be finished until 2025.

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