Prince Charles has met with volunteers who helped restore a steam train with his donation.

Prince Charles

Prince Charles

The 68-year-old royal visited the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society at Milton of Crathes, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, on Monday (24.04.17), where he met with the volunteers who were tasked with helping to restore various pieces of stock from their collection when they were significantly vandalised in 2015.

One piece in particular, the Mark 2 coach, was left with an estimated £10,000 worth of damage after vandals smashed the carriage's double-glazed windows and ruined a nearby locomotive engine.

However, hope was not lost for the volunteers as Prince Charles, through The Prince of Wales' Charitable Foundation, made a donation toward the appeal fund to repair the carriage and the engine.

Charles' donation meant an immediate start could be made to clear up, repair, and restore the damage done to the coach.

The restoration work carried out by volunteers has cost a whopping £15,000 so far, and work repairing all the vandalised pieces in the Royal Deeside collection is still ongoing two years after the offences took place.

During his visit, Prince Charles unveiled a plaque at the site to commemorate his visit, and even got the chance to drive the train he helped restore.

Meanwhile, the royal - who is married to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall - is currently on the lookout for a new assistant private secretary to help with his duties in Scotland.

According to professional networking site LinkedIn, the candidate must be able to "assimilate information very quickly" and have "impeccable organisational skills".

Whilst the job surrounds his Scottish duties, the candidate must be based in London and is educated to degree level.

They must also boast a "substantial experience of a range of Scottish issues in different sectors".

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