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Prince of Wales meets with victims of London riots.

THE Prince of Wales visited areas of London that have been affected by the riots today as The Prince's Trust announced a pounds 2.5m investment in the places hardest hit across the country.

Accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles met families whose homes were burnt down and volunteers who have been helping them.

On a visit to Tottenham Green Leisure Centre in north London, the royal couple saw firsthand the emergency relief effort that has got under way to help those affected get their lives back on track.

The trust plans to double its support for young people in Manchester, Birmingham and the London communities of Hackney, Tottenham and Croydon.

As well as committing pounds 1m from funds already raised, the charity is calling on the business community to back a pounds 1.5m fundraising drive to bring in the rest of the cash.

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ROYAL WAVE The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall with volunteers from the Youth United network at the Croydon Voluntary Action Centre, during his visit to Croydon, where properties were destroyed in the riots

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Aug 18, 2011
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