Prince Charles in Muchelney, Somerset which has been cut off by flood waters for weeks
The prince is no stranger to controversial comments and his remarks on subjects on areas like architecture have been widely reported. But the topic of flooding, defences and how the Environment Agency reacts is one of the most hotly debated in the UK at the moment as more heavy rain is forecast and communities across the country are hit by floods. Charles has also given £50,000 from his Prince's Countryside Fund to emergency funds in Somerset to help pay for emergency repairs. Residents across Somerset seemed pleased to see the prince and impressed by his concern for their plight. And Charles' visit to the area has been the main news story across the UK for most of the day as this prince almost wades into politics.