THE Prince of Wales will visit Monmouthshire next week as part of a tour of Wales.

On Thursday, July 4, Prince Charles will visit the historic gardens at Llanover Estate, near Abergavenny.

The estate opens to the public under the National Garden Scheme, and is well-known for its gardens' water features and collection of magnolias.

The prince will view these and the wider gardens, and meet some of the people who work there.

He will also plant a commemorative tree.

In Llanover, Prince Charles will meet local organisations including 21 Plus, a support group for families with children who have Down's Syndrome; and the Lady Llanover Society, which highlights the achievements of the prominent patron of Welsh arts.

Also on the Gwent leg of the trip, the prince will be accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall on a visit to Elliots Town, New Tredegar.

The royals will visit pupils at White Rose Primary School in Elliots Town, New Tredegar.

There, they will meet young people involved with the Aloud charity – a singing project which promotes self-belief, self-confidence, and a sense of community.

The project is perhaps best-known for producing the Only Boys Aloud choir which finished third in Britain's Got Talent in 2012.

Prince Charles and the duchess will also visit The Winding House museum and gallery in Elliots Town.