Prince Charles lived up to his title of Royal Visitor during his trip to Battersea.

The Prince of Wales took a tour through the Royal College of Art campus and met ceramics, glass and print students, staff and start-up innovators along the way yesterday.

Dr Paul Thompson, vice-chancellor of the RCA said: "It was a great honour for us to welcome His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on his first visit as Royal Visitor and show him the variety of arts, crafts and innovations that are developed in our studios and workshops.

"His passion for the traditional making skills, training and educational opportunities for young people are well documented, and it was a wonderful opportunity for us to demonstrate how we are leading the way in design globally, and embracing new areas of research and innovation."

The prince saw different types of printing presses in the Wolfson Printmaking Hall, including the ‘Hockney Press’, dating from 1851.