Prince Charles visits Northampton shoe factory
23 January 2013 Last updated at 12:31 GMT
Prince Charles chatted with the crowds before his tour of Northampton's Crockett & Jones Shoe factory.
The visit was one of a number he has made in the past two days in support of British manufacturing.
Prince Charles was given Tetbury boots, as worn by Daniel Craig in the latest Bond film Skyfall, as a gifts for Princes William and Harry.
Neil Bradford reports.