Flag-waving and all the excitement of a royal visit have topped a successful six months for North Devons new chemotherapy unit.The Seamoor Unit was officially opened this afternoon (Tuesday) by Prince Edward during a busy tour of the region which included Swimbridge, West Buckland and Bideford. HRH The Earl of Wessex was greeted at North Devon District Hospital by pupils from Pathfield School and the Barnstaple Concert Band before taking a tour of the £2.5million unit. He met patients, staff, fundraisers, volunteers and the project team before being given a slice of a spectacular cake in the shape of a royal crown, made by award-winning NDDH chef Meg Davis. After a short speech by trust chairman Roger French, the princes final act was to unveil a plaque and declare the unit officially open. Dr Alison Diamond, chief executive, said it had been a momentous day and a great honour: Prince Edward was very complimentary about the Seamoor Unit, the modern environment and the facilities that will make such a positive difference to thousands of patients and their families every year for generations to come. HRH also called in at Barnstaple Territorial Army Centre as well as Swimbridges Streamside Garden and the refurbished Jubilee Hall. Hall chairman Colin Wadsworth said: We are very proud the Earl of Wessex has chosen to visit Swimbridge. It is a great achievement for the villagers and wonderful that we have been recognised for all our hard work. The Prince also opened West Buckland Schools new sixth form boarding and study centre, making it a unique hat trick for Barnstaple architect David Wilson Partnership. It celebrated seeing three of its buildings the boarding and study centre, Seamoor Unit and Jubilee Hall opened by a royal visitor in one day. Architect and director Jim Gardner said: It is an honour to have a building opened by a member of the Royal Family, but to have three in one day is a true achievement and testament to our approach to designing and delivering quality architecture.