The Queen, joined by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, visited Poundbury on October 27th. They unveiled a statue to open the Queen Mother Square, visited a local supermarket, and the Duchess of Cornwall Inn. The development in Poundbury is supported by the Prince of Wales’s Duchy of Cornwall.
The Queen, The Duke, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall arrived at Poundbury by train. They traveled to the Queen Mother Square, where the Prince gave a speech and asked the Queen to officially open the Queen Mother Square and unveil a statue in memory of his Grandmother. The Prince of Wales also showed his family around the Poundbury development, meeting Duchy staff, architects and builders along the way.
Next, the Royal Family visited Poundbury’s local Waitrose supermarket and looked at some of the local produce stocked in store. The Queen, The Duke, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess also met local farming families who supply Poundbury businesses and supermarket staff .
The last stop on the tour was the Duchess of Cornwall Inn, where they met construction staff, interior designers and brewery employees. The new inn will be a pub for the local community and offers accommodation and restaurant facilities.
The Queen wore a sky blue Angela Kelly outfit with her customary Three Strand Pearl Necklace and the Queen Mother’s Palm Leaf Brooch. The Duchess of Cornwall wore a purple coat and hat, with her Pearl Choker with Large Diamond Clasp. The Duke of Edinburgh wore a navy suit with a blue tie. The Prince of Wales wore a grey pinstriped suit with a patterned tie.
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