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Prince 'thanks' force during tour
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall  tour Poundbury
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall tour Poundbury
Prince Charles said he understood that officers can feel "under-appreciated", as he unveiled a plaque celebrating Dorset's police's 150th anniversary.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall flew into his model village Poundbury, in Dorset, on Friday.

He later toured police headquarters at Winfrith, His Royal Highness referred to the "frustrations" officers face.

The couple visited the police control room, which receives 94,000 emergency calls from the public a year.

I do hope you have the greatest success for the next 150 years in whatever shape or form you happen to take
Prince Charles

Addressing officers, staff and their families, Prince Charles said: "It is extraordinary to think how far back Dorset Police goes.

"For myself and for my wife it's a particular pleasure to see you all because I know how important police forces in this area are as we come down to Dorset quite a lot to visit Poundbury.

"We depend so much on so many of you. I often think we take so easily for granted the amazing service you all perform.

"I do hope you have the greatest success for the next 150 years in whatever shape or form you happen to take."




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