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HRH The Princess Royal visits York Minster

19 May, 2022

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HRH The Princess Royal, will today make a private visit to York Minster, following a busy morning of engagements in the city of York with 2 Signal Regiment.

Escorted by Brigadier Tim Watts (Retired), 2 Signal Regiment, The Princess Royal will be welcomed to York Minster by the Acting Dean of York, the Reverend Canon Michael Smith.

On arrival, Her Royal Highness will be invited to have a Regimental photograph with 2 Signal Regiment on the steps of the South entrance.

Once inside York Minster, The Princess Royal will meet members of the Chapter of York, 2 Signal Regiment, representatives from the Kohima Educational Trust and members of 37 Signal Regiment.

The Princess Royal will be invited to sign the Royal Corps of Signals visitors’ book and the York Minster’s visitors’ book.  Her Royal Highness will be presented with a posy by Master Leo Davidson (aged 11), son of Staff Sergeant Julius Davidson, Royal Corps of Signals.

Then, escorted by the Acting Dean of York, The Princess Royal will proceed to the South West compound.  The Reverend Canon Smith, will present Mr Richard Bossons, a member of the Minster’s team of stone masons.

Mr Bossons is the designer (and carver) of York Minster’s new statue of Her Majesty The Queen. Her Royal Highness will view progress on the statue which is due to be installed in an empty niche at the West Front of the cathedral in the autumn.

The Princess Royal will then depart York Minster.

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