Edward Visited School Opened By His Late Father
Posted by karenl on May 8, 2021, 12:22 am
"The Earl of Wessex carried out a number of engagements over the past week, ranging from thanking COVID-19 vaccination centre volunteers to meeting young people taking part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Perhaps the most poignant engagement was Edward’s visit to Christ’s College and Pond Meadow schools in Guildford, Surrey, which was officially opened by his late father, Prince Philip, in 2009.
During his visit, staff members shared memories of Prince Philip: “When the Duke of Edinburgh visited there was, of course, lots of organisation and plans for the visit, but the Duke managed to find a closed door and found students who weren’t expecting to meet him that day!”
“They loved how he interacted with them and especially how interested he was in them,” said Lesley Sandiford, the Assistant Principal, to reporters following Prince Edward’s visit."
A nice story about the late DOE when he visited. Edward had a full week of engagements, but none was covered by the media.