HUNDREDS of people have turned out to see Prince Charles in Burnley today.

Prince Charles has visited the renovated Sandygate Square, in the Weavers’ Triangle and has spoken to workers from Victoria Mill, in Trafalgar Street.

He has also been greeted by students from his charity - The Prince’s Trust.

It was the prince's fourth visit to Burnley in six years.

The heir to the throne is heavily involved with charity work and youth work in Burnley, and that has led to Prince Charles making regular visits to the town.

On his previous visit last February he spoke of his affection for the Weavers Triangle development plans and its importance in the regeneration of the town.

Speaking at Burnley College on that occasion he said: “I have been going on about this, but there aren’t many places like this left or we have allowed them to become derelict. "We are wasting assets of immense significance.

“Don’t let us forget the value of the Weavers’ Triangle in the lives of the community in the long term. It could be the making of Burnley.

“The Weavers’ Triangle has been talked about for 25 years but I am convinced it will happen.”

On that visit he also visited Turf Moor, Towneley Hall, Burnley College, Burnley Lane Action Group and Cherry Fold Primary School.

In 2008 he took a trip on a barge along the Leeds-Liverpool canal, met with youth and community groups and visited business leaders and council chiefs at Burnley Town Hall.