Britain's Prince Charles has started his Wales summer visit.

Prince Charles

Prince Charles

The 66-year-old royal and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, have started their tour by meeting members of the England cricket team at the Swalec Stadium, where they will begin their Ashes cricket campaign on Wednesday morning (08.07.15).

The prince also intends to speak to young people on a course run by The Prince's Trust, which is designed to prepare them for hospitality work.

Prince Charles and his wife will also host a concert organised by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

As the tour progresses, the royal duo will head north, opening a bakery academy in Wrexham and visiting a farm producing organic lamb.

Last month, meanwhile, Prince Charles and his wife carried out a series of engagements in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The duo appeared at an event designed to celebrate the achievements of women in engineering, while Prince Charles also met groups of primary school children undertaking a range of activities at a technology firm.

Added to this, they visited the food and drink festival at St Andrew's Square, marking 15 years of farmers' markets in the city of Edinburgh.