Prince Charles has met residents of villages on the Somerset Levels in a visit to see for himself the damage caused by severe flooding.

The Prince of Wales travelled to the stranded village of Muchelney by boat. He was then towed on a tractor trailer to a farm in Thorney.

Large areas of Somerset are still underwater and whole villages have been cut off after extensive floods hit the southwest in January.

Residents of the villages of North Moor, Muchelney, Thorney, Oath and Slathe are still cut off with Muchelney being reachable only by boat or air for over a month.

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Members of the police hold a supply boat steady as the Prince of Wales boards itGetty
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Prince Charles disembarks a police boatGetty
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The Prince of WelliesGetty
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The Prince of Wales meets locals - and their pets - as he visits flood-stricken areas of SomersetGetty
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The Prince of Wales visits Muchelney to meet people affected by floodingGetty
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A tractor tows the Prince of Wales through floodwaters towards a farm in ThorneyGetty
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Prince Charles sits on a tractor trailer as he visits flood-hit areas of SomersetGetty
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The sun sets over flooded fields surrounding the River Tone on the Somerset LevelsGetty