Prince is Tempted by Pies Made in Meltham Print
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The Prince of Wales gave in to temptation at a Yorkshire agricultural show when he was offered a pork pie made in Meltham.  

He is pictured telling stallholder Raymond Lodge he was trying to give them up. And the royal visitor did his diet no good by also accepting a game pie.

The Prince strolled over to meet the pie-maker at his stall at the 108th Nidderdale show, near Pateley Bridge.

Mr Lodge, who runs R & J Lodge Foods at Meltham with his wife Janice, said: “It was unbelievable when he walked across.

“I held up a small pork pie and said ‘good morning sir’, would you like a pork pie? He said be was trying to give them up but would try one.

“Then he noticed the game pies and said he’d like one of those as well if he could pay for it. It was my pleasure to give it as a gift.”

The Prince spent the day at the show, presenting awards, examining livestock and local produce.

He also met three of the original Women’s Institute “calendar girls” whose naked exploits for charity have been made into a film.