Prince of Wales visits Trinity Buoy Wharf
The Prince of Wales was at Trinity Buoy Wharf this afternoon (June 25) to take a look at the centre for arts and creative industries.
After arriving by Thames Clipper, he toured the site's businesses and classrooms before stopping off for a slice of chocolate cake in the Driftwood Cafe.
The Prince chatted with designer Sophia Afxentiou who, with partner Matt Savage, operates a fashion label from a converted container.
He praised her for making a success of her business which has grown from a stall in Greenwich Market to a shop and she congratulated him on his son's recent wedding.
Urban Space Management developed Trinity Buoy Wharf from derelict workshops into its current incarnation. Founding Director Eric Reynolds has left a large donation to the Prince's Trust in his will.
"Some unfortunate people are part of families where no-one has ever worked, Mr Reynolds said: "The Prince's Trust does wonderful work in helping many of these young people out of the downward spiral created by worklessness and lack of direction
"I decided to leave a legacy to the Prince's Trust to support their important work in the future."