Prince Charles takes tea in Dylan's living room

Commerative plaque HRH visit

HRH The Prince of Wales visits the Dylan Thomas Birthplace

Royal Patronage of DT100 announced while in house

The visit of Prince Charles to the Dylan Thomas Birthplace on 14th December 2012 marked the end of a nine year journey which began when Geoff haden visited the house during on the 50th anniversary of the poet's death in 2003. The crumbling ex-student bedsit house he found spurred him and his wife Anne to take on the daunting restoraion project when the lease became available two years later.

The culmination of a three year restoration was the opening of the house by Dylan's daughter Aeronwy on the 94th anniversary of Dylan's birth in 2008. The house is as it might have been in 1914 when bought by the Thomas family as a new house. The project could not have happened without a huge team effort from building craftsmen and building suppliers who were followed by the vast number of people involved in furnishing of a whole house over a nine month period.

The visit of Prince Charles came through the efforts of the Welsh Government to involve him in the year long celebration of the centenary of birth of Dylan on 27th October 1914. The announcement that the Prince was to become the Royal patron of DT100 was made while he was at the house.

These are links to news reports, photographs, slideshows and videos of the day .

Advance press - or is it a Brasso advert?

More in advance of the visit

Full coverage from the BBC - scroll down for news video

The Britsih Monarchy were the first to post on Flickr

News even reached Scotland

The article on the official site of the Prince of Wales

Watch a slideshow of photographs of the day

The Welsh cakes were quite a hit with the Prince in the front room - great slideshow




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