Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, visits Hatfield’s University of Hertfordshire

PUBLISHED: 17:23 29 June 2018

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, visited Hatfield this week. Picture: Pete Stevens.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, visited Hatfield this week. Picture: Pete Stevens.

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The Queen’s youngest son Prince Edward visited Hatfield this week as Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, visited Hatfield this week. Picture: Pete Stevens.Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, visited Hatfield this week. Picture: Pete Stevens.

The Earl of Wessex was greeted by Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Robert Voss, who then introduced him to several dignitaries including The Marquis of Salisbury and Welwyn Hatfield’s mayor Barbara Fitzsimon.

His Royal Highness spent several hours on Tuesday, June 29, at the University of Hertfordshire viewing a number of displays showcasing skills learnt as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The royal then travelled to Hatfield House to play several games of ‘real tennis’ as part of his initiative to play all 50 courts in the world in aid of the DofE Scheme.

The Lord-Lieutenant said: “It was a huge honour and privilege to host HRH for the day and I was delighted with the amount of time he spent chatting to the large number of young people during the morning – he probably spoke to all 160.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, visited Hatfield this week. Picture: Pete Stevens.Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, visited Hatfield this week. Picture: Pete Stevens.

“And I was most impressed with the quality of real tennis played at Hatfield House.”

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