CROWDS have been gathering to meet the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as they visit Salisbury today to support the recovery programme underway in the city.

Their Royal Highnesses have been meeting staff from local businesses and people in the city centre.

A reception is also being held in the Guildhall for their Royal Highnesses to meet those who have been playing an active role in helping the city to recover following the nerve agent attack on the March 4.

There will be around one hundred attendees at the reception including civic dignitaries, emergency services, local and national agencies, business, marketing and events and arts and culture representatives.

Alistair Cunningham, chairman of the recovery coordinating group, said: “We were absolutely delighted to welcome The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Salisbury in support of its recovery helping to boost visitors in the city centre. While the recovery work is well underway, there is still a lot to be done and this visit has been a real boost for Salisbury.

“The atmosphere was so positive and thousands turned out to meet and cheer Their Royal Highnesses. We are all so pleased that they visited, and it was great to see so much support and such a warm welcome for this Royal visit.”