College Gives a Right Royal Welcome to Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwell
Prince Charles spent time learning about the work of some of Wisbech’s most important voluntary groups, charities and local projects during his royal visit to the town yesterday (Tuesday).
The Prince was taken around the church, where the 20 or more groups had all set up stalls and information boards detailing their work.
Shaun Hindle, Luke Byron and Stuart Spiteri-Knobbs attended the event on behalf of the college, with one of the college’s young Anglian Water construction apprentices. The group discussed the college’s apprenticeship provision with Prince Charles and presented him with a college information package, collated especially for his visit.
The Prince arrived at St Peter and St Paul’s church along with the Duchess of Cornwall in a black Audi to cheers and applause from the hundreds who braved the cold to greet them.
Music was played by an orchestra as the Prince of Wales made his way around, speaking to groups such as Operation Pheasant, the Ferry Project and Citizen’s Advice Rural Cambs.
Oonagh Tucker of Citizen’s Advice said: “He asked us about the people we help. He was especially interested in the older people and the older generation.
“Olive Saddington, our oldest volunteer at 94 is here and she got out her Second World War medal to show him.”
His Royal Highness also spoke with those involved with Cambridgeshire Acre, a group aiming to encourage rural development and support local business whilst giving local people a say on decisions made.
The Prince then made is way to the exit, nearly an hour later than planned, speaking with education organisations and the Prince’s Trust among others before his departure.
He then met up with the Duchess on the steps of Wisbech museum before heading to their awaiting car as pupils from Nene and Ramnoth School sang and cheered.