The Prince of Wales paid his first visit to the Church of England's Anglo-Catholic theological college in Oxford yesterday.
The prince spent the afternoon at St Stephen's House, where he meet ordinands and spoke of the importance of vocations to the priesthood.
"I am full of admiration to those who have that particular calling," he said. "There is a huge need for people in the Church of real spiritual understanding, those who know how to communicate the essential truth."
His visit took place on the same day that Justin Welby was officially confirmed as Archbishop of Canterbury.
St Stephen's House, founded in 1876 by members of the Tractarian movement of which Blessed John Henry Newman was a part, currently has 32 ordinands, including three women.
Above: Prince Charles with Revd Canon Dr Robin Ward, principal of St Stephen's House