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Barnsley Welcomes Duke Of Kent

Thursday March 21 2013


The Duke with the Mayor of Barnsley The Duke with the Mayor of Barnsley


BARNSLEY welcomed HRH the Duke of Kent as he visited venues across the borough.

The Duke visited the RSPB Old Moor wetland centre in Broomhill and the ASOS warehouse in Grimethorpe on Tuesday, where he was welcomed by Barnsley Mayor Cllr Dorothy Higginbottom.

Prince Edward - a grandson of King George V - is a first cousin of the Queen and champions British businesses at home and overseas as well as appearing on the Queen's behalf.

At ASOS, the Duke met with Cllr Higginbottom, consort Dorothy Parkin-Coates and Cllr Linda Burgess before inspecting the centre, which ships clothes to 190 countries, and unveiling a plaque.

At his visit to Old Moor, the Duke officially opened a children's play area which had been paid for with £50,000 from Waste Recycling and Environmental Ltd and £40,000 from the council.

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Reply Posted by LIZZIE on Thursday March 21 2013 at 12:09
is prince edward being mentioned a mistake

Reply Posted by PJ on Thursday March 21 2013 at 12:38
Duke of Kent is also a Prince Edward!

Reply Posted by rainbow on Thursday March 21 2013 at 12:40
Duke of what??? can't have been a very important job, he's only a third division Royal..

Reply Posted by Nicola on Saturday March 23 2013 at 22:06
Didn't the duke of Kent have a stroke last Sunday

Reply Posted by Nicola on Saturday March 23 2013 at 22:10
The duke is called Edward but he isn't prince Edward the queens son