The Prince of Wales has visited a Welsh hospital to mark 70 years of the NHS.
Charles attended Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan in Ebbw Vale, South Wales, to celebrate the anniversary with patients and staff.
During a garden party, he recounted how he received treatment for a broken arm after falling from his horse during a game of polo.
Jessica Thomas, 33, a clinical specialist physiotherapist, spoke to the prince after offering a ride on an exercise bike.
Charles, dressed in a suit, replied: "No thank you, not today," before chatting to the physiotherapy team.
Miss Thomas said: "He was lovely. He had broken his arm previously - he said he was caught between two horses.
"He said he had a wonderful physio. He came home with a sling and the physio told him first of all to get rid of the sling and keep moving.
"He was saying how important it is to keep everybody moving. I said, 'absolutely, that's the key to life'."
She described Charles's visit as "absolutely wonderful" and said it had provoked much excitement among staff.
The 107-bed unit serves the local population of Blaenau Gwent and provides general inpatient and mental health beds as well as radiology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
There are a range of outpatient services including a birthing suite and minor injuries unit.
When Charles arrived at the hospital, which opened in October 2010, he was greeted by staff including mental health nurses.
He asked the group: "Did you all have your babies here?" to which they laughed and replied: "No sir, we're all in our 50s."
He later spoke to volunteers including retired factory worker Mike Edmunds, 73.
"He complimented my jacket," Mr Edmunds said. "I told him it was 50p in a charity shop. He said, 'I'll have to get myself one of those'."
Schoolchildren sang Happy Birthday to the NHS and also to Charles - who will turn 70 in November - as he cut a cake in the hospital.