As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Bradford, here’s a look at some of Prince Charles’ past visits to the city

DECEMBER 1970 Prince Charles made his first visit to the district. His first port of call, was a visit to two Doncaster factories, followed by a road trip to Leeds to open the city’s new £5m Yorkshire Post headquarters. The final stop was Bradford’s Thornbury Barracks, where he was greeted by the 4th (Volunteer) Battalion of the Parachute Regiment.

DECEMBER 1975 Prince Charles toured a Bradford mill before leaving with “a nice bit of stuff” under his arm. The Prince used the saucy Yorkshire expression after being presented with two suits lengths of material, as a memento of his visit. Directors from British Mohair Spinners were absolutely delighted by the royal who took time out of his busy schedule to chat to the company’s staff.

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NOVEMBER 1978 Prince Charles, who was only in Bradford for three hours, still managed to impress official parties and warm the hearts of many Bradfordians even after arriving 15 minutes late. Landing in the grounds of Bradford’s McMillan College, the Prince then made his way over to the Provincial Building Society to be greeted by 4,000 waiting fans.

JUNE 1981 Prince Charles returned to the city to open Bradford’s new head post office and mechanised letter sorting office. There he received the first of many wedding gifts – a mounted and framed sheet of 100 Royal wedding stamps to be issued on July 22.