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Mrs Bucket Cleaning Services Founder, Rachael Flanagan, has been invited by Prince Charles to a Royal reception to showcase the best of Wales.

Managing Director Rachael Flanagan is set to join a handpicked number of Wales’ leading business people at an event hosted by the Prince on the first night of next month’s NATO summit.

Rachael, who set up Mrs Bucket when she was 18 with just £20, has over the past seven years grown the company from a domestic cleaning company to a full-service cleaning company with offices in Cardiff, Newport and Swansea, 200 employees and over 250 domestic and commercial clients across south Wales.

The award-winning entrepreneur, who this year has been recognised as an inspirational business leader at both the Inspire Wales Awards and Leading Wales Awards, will rub shoulders with David Cameron, First Minister Carwyn Jones and Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb who are also invited to the reception at the Celtic Manor Resort.

On the invite, Rachael said: “It’s an absolute honour to have been invited by Prince Charles to this special reception. The NATO summit it is a fantastic opportunity to promote Wales to the world and I’m proud to be a part of it.

“In 2012 I was personally invited by the Prime Minister David Cameron to attend a function at 10 Downing Street, which was incredible and I think this event will be another of those amazing experiences. I’m really looking forward to it and can’t wait to meet Prince Charles.”

This is the latest high profile engagement for Rachael, who is also attending a Wales Reception at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office next week following an invitation from the First Minister Carwyn Jones.

Earlier this year, Rachael attended a special reception in Whitehall to recognise the important contribution women in Wales are making to their communities and the Welsh economy.

Wales Office Minister with portfolio responsibility for equality, Baroness Jenny Randerson hosted a dinner for prominent senior businesswomen in Wales at Gwydyr House.