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Prince Charles praises Ulster Carpets

Ulster Velvet TankardPrince Charles praised Ulster Carpets on a tour of its Portadown factory, where it is manufacturing a carpet for Buckingham Palace.

During a series of engagements across Northern Ireland with the Duchess of Cornwall, the prince, who is patron of the Campaign for Wool spoke to staff at the factory.
‘Both of us so admire the fact that this company is managing to be one of the few carpet manufacturers chiefly because of your genius of keeping ahead of the competition and always investing in new equipment and ideas,’ he said.
‘Talking to quite a lot of you I see that a lot of you come from the same families and a lot of you have been here for 30,40, 50 years: without even a grey hair and without going deaf as a result of the manufacturing process.
‘I can only congratulate you on what you have managed to achieve and I’m very glad to discover the carpet destined for Buckingham Palace looks as though it’s going to arrive on time. I do hope the company goes from strength to strength. It is a wonderful tribute to the skills and dedication of so many of you here in this part of Northern Ireland.’