The Prince's Foundation will continue its work in East Ayrshire into the reign of King Charles III, according to the chair of the charity's board of trustees.

Dame Sue Bruce gave the commitment at Dumfries House on Wednesday.

The historic home was bought by the Foundation - set up by the then Prince Charles - in 2007.

He visited the house, and the area, on many occasions during his time as heir to the throne, and was hosting an event there the day before the Queen's death last week.

WATCH: Footage of The Queen's visit to Dumfries House

The death of Her Majesty sparked some uncertainty over the future for Dumfries House and for the Foundation and its work.

However, Dame Sue told the Chronicle that the foundation will continue supporting people across the community.

She also said there had been no discussion over whether the charity would continue to be known as the Prince's Foundation after its founder's accession to the throne.

Dame Sue said: "We will continue delivering the work that was born from his vision and his inspiration for community cohesion, and the learning of traditional arts amd skills to inform the work we do in the future."

When The King was Prince, he stepped in back in 2007 to secure the future of the house and the estate when it became clear it was to be sold and potentially broken up.

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The Foundation set about transforming the house into a hub for educational and historic visits, as well as a popular destination for dog walkers and joggers alike.

The charity has also had an impact on the wider area, with projects such as the regeneration of the New Cumnock outdoor swimming pool.

Dame Sue said: "This [Dumfries House] is a Foundation asset. We very much foresee us being very present here in the future.

Dame Sue Bruce, inset, set out her vision for Dumfries House and the Prince's Foundation (Main pic - Tommy Samson for Cumnock Chronicle Camera Club)The King met with kids from from Muirkirk Primary School during the estate's opening of a new adventure park

"If you look at the various activities, young people learning about various skills, and if you look at some of the eomployment needs across the country, you're hearing about great demand in the field of hospitatilty.

"So I hope we will continue to demonstrate to young people this actually is a good job to have.

"The New Cumnock pool is used by a high number every week and it was a town that is semi-isolated in a way, and it's great for the foundation to be able to help and focus on these towns."

It's also hoped that there will be some form of interaction with the King in the future.

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Dame Sue added: "We hope we will be able to continue to have som interaction with him to report on the progress of the Foundation, but we all understand that the King will have a very full schedule. He will have many roles and responsibilites that he didn't have before.

"I'm quite sure he will remain interested in what we're doing. But the board of trustees and the teams of colleagues we have here will get on with the work."

Dame Sue also shared a personal story of her interaction with Charles and her hopes for his reign as monarch.

"My husband has been seriously ill," she said, "and I've had several enquiries from the King about how my husband was doing.

"In fact, when I met the King last week, the first thing he said was 'how is your husband?'

"He's a warm and caring individual -and I'm sure that will come through in his time as monarch."