On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited the Bank of England in London.
According to a Bank of England press release during today’s visit the prince was given a:
“…tour [that] covered the different aspects of the Bank’s work to maintain monetary and financial stability.
The tour began with a private meeting with the Governors to cover recent market and policy developments. His Royal Highness then visited our Museum to learn about our public outreach and meet school children from Virginia Primary School in Tower Hamlets.
The tour continued with a visit to Taylor’s Treasury, the newly refurbished area of the Bank uncovered after almost 45 years hidden and recently awarded a City of London Heritage Trust Award. Here His Royal Highness met scholarship students and representatives from the Bank’s employee-led networks. A private briefing from Bank staff on the various policy committees and matters such as house price inflation, cyber security and the Real Time Gross Settlement System followed this. The tour concluded with a visit to the gold vaults where around 400,000 bars of gold, worth over £100 billion, are held.
Commenting on the visit, Governor Mark Carney said: ‘Today has been a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the breadth of the Bank’s work and how our remit has evolved since His Royal Highness last visited. I am pleased His Royal Highness had the chance to meet with a range of colleagues from across the Bank to experience the ways in which we work to promote the good of the people of the United Kingdom.'”