Prince Charles visits Iceland's headquarters in Deeside

It’s not just mums who go to Iceland! Prince Charles looks in high spirits as he kick-starts his week-long visit to Wales with a visit to the supermarket’s headquarters in Deeside

  • Prince Charles, 73, visited Iceland Foods headquarters in north Wales today
  • Took a tour of the site while learning about Iceland’s sustainability projects
  • Donned a protective face mask in a bid to combat the spread of the Covid-19 

Prince Charles looked in high spirits as he visited Iceland Foods headquarters in north Wales today.

The Prince of Wales, 73, who donned a protective face covering to combat the spread of the coronavirus, kick-started day one of his week-long visit to Wales with a visit to the supermarket’s HQ in Deeside.

During the visit, which marked the company’s 50th anniversary, the royal took a tour of the site while learning about Iceland’s sustainability projects, community initiatives and reaction to the pandemic and panic-buying. 

The royal was welcomed by the Lord Lieutenant of Clwyd, Henry Fetherstonhaugh and introduced to founder and Executive Chairman, Sir Malcolm Walker, Chief Executive, Tarsem Dhaliwal, Managing Director, Richard Walker and Head of Commercial, Paul Dhaliwal.

Prince Charles, 73, looked in high spirits as he visited Iceland Foods headquarters in north Wales today

The Prince of Wales kick-started day one of his week-long visit to Wales with a visit to Iceland HQ in Deeside (pictured)

The royal is shown a forklift by Malcolm Walker, Founder & Executive Chairman (pictured)

Prince Charles looked dapper in a grey checkered suit which he paired with light purple suit and zebra-print tie.

During the visit, the royal was seen sitting in a a forklift, before being shown how to operate the heavy piece of machinery by Malcolm Walker, Founder & Executive Chairman.

It comes as Prince of Wales revealed his favourite songs, including tracks by The Three Degrees, as he took part in a special hospital radio broadcast.

To celebrate the 73rd birthday of the NHS today, Prince Charles, who will celebrate his own 73rd birthday in November, pre-recorded the programme in which he discussed songs which spark fond memories from his lifetime.

The visit marked the company’s 50th anniversary. Pictured, Prince of Wales is given a shopfloor tour by Richard Walker, Managing Director of Iceland

The Prince of Wales learned about Iceland’s sustainability projects, community initiatives and reaction to the pandemic and panic-buying. Pictured, with Richard Walker Managing Director of Iceland

Prince Charles was more than happy to engage in conversation as he met staff during a visit to Iceland today

The Prince of Wales is given a tour by Richard Walker (L) Managing Director of Iceland and Sir Malcolm Walker (R), Founder & Executive Chairman of Iceland

The Princes of Wales acknowledges well-wishers who lined the streets during a visit to Iceland Foods Ltd


The royal put safety first and donned a protective face mask to combat the spread of the coronavirus in adherence to government guidelines 

Prince of Wales meets staff during a visit to Iceland Foods Ltd in Deeside, Wales on Monday

The royal was greeted by founder and Executive Chairman of Iceland, Sir Malcolm Walker (pictured)

The 73-year-old put on a stylish display in a zebra-printed tie for his visit to north Wales today

One of his favourites is Givin’ Up, Givin’ In, which The Three Degrees performed at his 30th birthday.

It is a song which, Charles said, ‘used to provide me with an irresistible urge to get up and dance’. 

He also chose Don’t Rain On My Parade by Barbra Streisand, who he first met in 1974 when she performed for him on the set of her film Funny Girl. 

Other tracks included La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf and Thou Who Gavest, by Arwel Hughes, who organised the music for Charles’s 1969 investiture as the Prince of Wales.

The Music And Memories programme was broadcast in 180 hospitals at noon.

Prince of Wales is given a tour by Richard Walker (2nd L), Managing Director of Iceland and Sir Malcolm Walker (L), Founder & Executive Chairman of Iceland


Prince Charles’ visit comes as he revealed his favourite songs, including tracks by The Three Degrees, as he took part in a special hospital radio broadcast. Pictured today, left and right

The royal took time out of his visit to acknowledge well-wishers who lined the streets following his arrival

Prince Charles (pictured, meeting staff) looked dapper in a grey checkered suit which he paired with light purple suit and pattered tie

The royal spoke to staff and learned about Iceland’s community initiatives and reaction to the pandemic and panic-buying

The Prince of Wales donned a protective face mask and he entered the store in north Wales today

Prince of Wales remained socially distanced as he engaged with staff during a visit to Iceland Foods

Prince Charles is given a tour by Richard Walker (R), Managing Director of Iceland and Sir Malcolm Walker (L), Founder & Executive Chairman of Iceland

The 73-year-old accessorised with a gold watch on his left wrist and a black leather belt with buckle

The Prince of Wales was all smiles as she stepped out of a chauffer-driven car on his arrival this afternoon 

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