THE Prince of Wales is to visit Muchelney next week, five months on from his last trip to the marooned village.

Prince Charles will meet residents and businesses to see how they are coming to terms with life following devastating flooding last winter which cut the village off for several months.

He is also expected to praise the many organisations and individuals which brought aid to stranded farmers and villagers throughout the crisis.

In February, the Prince witnessed first-hand the devastation of a winter of heavy rain as he was transported in and out of the village on an emergency boat service.

On Tuesday (July 8), he will attend a reception at the Almonry Barns alongside villagers and community heroes.

Cllr Mike Best, chairman of South Somerset District Council, said: “We are delighted and honoured that His Royal Highness has chosen to return so soon.

“We are proud that he will see the amazing recovery achieved by local people and by the environment.”