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Prince Charles Tells Church Fenton Boy Royal Baby Could Arrive in 'Hours'

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7:25am 22nd July 2013
(Updated 6:40pm 22nd July 2013)

Prince Charles has told a five year old Church Fenton boy the royal baby could be here within hours.

While on a visit to York's National Railway Museum the prince wouldn't give anything away to reporters.

See the highlights from Prince Charles' visit in the video below:

But Freddy Dickinson who was there with his brother Thomas gave the Prince a toy giraffe called Sophie.

Then Prince Charles told Freddy more - as mum Alex explains.

But then Freddy tried another question.

The soon to be granddad then visited the new undercroft at York Minster.

He also had a go at carving stone - mason David Lamb tells us how the Prince did.


The Dean of York, the Very Reverend Vivienne Faull, said: “It was an honour to welcome His Royal Highness to York Minster today and explain the current work on the Minster undertaken by the York Minster Revealed project and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“As well as the ongoing maintenance work the Minster requires, our talented team of 25 masons and carvers are currently conserving and replacing nearly 3,500 stones in the Great East Window. The team includes four apprentices, allowing us to invest in training young people in specialist skills while investing in the fabric and future of this ancient building.”

Sam Turner, apprentice mason at the York Minster Stoneyard, said: “It was a huge privilege to meet Prince Charles and explain the masonry work we do at the Minster, while showing him some of the work I’ve already completed in the first year of my four year apprenticeship.

“I’ve already learnt a lot from the team here and look forward to continuing my training and having the opportunity to leave my mark on this magnificent building.” 

Sarah Brown, Director of York Glaziers Trust, said: “We’re currently working closely with the stonemasons on the Great East Window, restoring its 311 panels which make up the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the country.  

“The project has allowed us to continue to expand the training opportunities we can offer. Our team of 17 includes three apprentices, in addition to two fully qualified conservators who originally joined us as trainees, and who have been able to provide help, support and expertise to our new apprentices.”

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