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Euro 2016: Prince Charles backs Wales for semi-final success

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Image caption Prince Charles visited Gwynedd on the second day of his annual Wales tour

Prince Charles wished the Wales football team "huge good luck" during a visit to Gwynedd, north Wales.

The royal visitor said he was sure the team "had a very good chance" in the Euro 2016 semi-final match against Portugal on Wednesday.

He made the comments as he was visiting a clog-makers in Criccieth on the second day of his annual Wales summer tour.

He added that "everybody's got their fingers crossed."

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Media caption"Everyone will be keeping their fingers crossed"

The prince and the Duchess of Cornwall began their day in the fishing village of Aberdaron, near Pwllheli, where they tried fish and chips.

The royal couple visited dairy farmer cooperative South Caernarfon Creameries in Chwilog, before going to Bangor, where the prince opened the university's £5.5 million Marine Centre Wales.

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Image caption The royal couple visited RNLI Criccieth volunteers

Vice-chancellor of Bangor University, Professor John G Hughes, said: "We're honoured to have the Prince of Wales open our Marine Centre Wales.

"Our work here contributes to a strong and healthy marine economy for Wales and makes a significant contribution to sustainable Welsh fisheries and a sustainable marine environment."

This year marks Charles's 12th annual summer visit to Wales - which sees him stay at his 192-acre Llwynywermod estate near Llandovery.

On Wednesday, Charles and Camilla will visit Pontypridd Lido and meet members of the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team from Brecon.

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