A DEWSBURY man rubbed shoulders with Prince Charles after meeting him at a reception in Cumbria.
Arif Ahmad, who was representing the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK, attended a reception held by the Mayor of Appleby-in-Westmoreland.
Prince Charles was returning more than a year on from the devastating floods which hit the town in late 2015.
The reception was held to thank organisations and individuals who helped the flood relief efforts.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK provided help and relief to local residents through its auxiliary organisations – the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association.
They distributed food and water to local residents and helped them clear debris and move furniture, as well as offering moral support.
The prince thanked the AMA for their humanitarian efforts and said they were a “very special community”.