IT was a ‘privilege’ for Chichester on Thursday (October 24), as Princess Alexandra visited St Wilfrid’s Hospice and Prebendal School.
First visiting the hospice, she met patients, families and staff before proceeding to its award-winning garden.
Chief executive Alison Moorey said: “It was a privilege to welcome her royal highness to St Wilfrid’s Hospice and I know that many patients, volunteers and staff will carry fond memories of her time spent on the ward and in the day hospice.”
The princess watched some of the creative art sessions.
She signed the visitors’ book and was presented with a posy by day hospice patient Ros Brocklehurst.
She then went on to the Prebendal School to mark its moving on to one site in West Street.
During the visit, she spoke to pupils Dominic and Edmund Harry, aged eight and nine, whose grandfather, vice-admiral Sir Peter Ashmore, was master of the household at Buckingham Palace from 1973 to 1986.
She asked them to give her love to their mother.
Headteacher Tim Cannell said: “It was a lovely visit and the pupils were all very excited to be able to see Princess Alexandra.
“We were able to show her the full range of facilities and everyone had a chance to meet her.”
For a video of the visit to Prebendal click here