Pictures: Prince Edward visits Swimbridge
- Credit: Seb Milesi
Village welcomes its first ever royal visitor today (Tuesday)
Prince Edward received a warn welcome when he visited Swimbridge for its first ever royal this morning (Tuesday).
HRH The Earl of Wessex was greeted by villagers and schoolchildren as he stopped off on a day of touring North Devon.
He was in the village to visit the newly refurbished Jubilee and the new community space Streamside Garden project.
He was shown around by Lady Arran, Colin Wadsworth, David Netherway and Julie Whitton, meeting those involved in the projects, funders, supporters and representatives of groups who use and enjoy the garden and hall.
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Lady Arran said: “What an honour for Swimbridge to be receiving its first royal visit in its long history. The Earl of Wessex with his great interest in the South West received a very warm welcome from the community who have been so involved with the village projects.”
Jubilee Hall chairman Colin Wadsworth added: “We are very proud that the Earl of Wessex has chosen to visit Swimbridge.
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“It is a great achievement for the villagers and wonderful that we have been recognised for all our hard work.”
Before leaving the village HRH unveiled a plaque commemorating his visit.