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Royal celebration at Weald and Downland Museum

PUBLISHED: 15:41 22 December 2010 | UPDATED: 18:19 20 February 2013

Royal celebration at Weald and Downland Museum

Royal celebration at Weald and Downland Museum

The Prince of Wales met local schoolchildren and tasted produce from a working Tudor kitchen during his visit to the Weald and Downland Museum in Singleton.

The Prince of Wales met local schoolchildren and tasted produce from a working Tudor kitchen during his visit to the Weald and Downland Museum in Singleton.
The Prince was greeted by local dignitaries on his arrival before meeting three-year-old Ellie Conway who presented him with a posy. The museum, which contains 45 historic buildings, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
As President of The Princes Regeneration Trust, which rescues heritage buildings for the use of the community, the Prince is a keen supporter of protecting traditional buildings.
The Prince watched pupils make fragrant beads helped by schools officer Laura Dyke, who was dressed in traditional 17th century clothes.
The six children from Singleton Church of England Primary School explained that the beads were used to ward off nasty odours.
The Prince ended the visit by meeting representatives from the National Society of Master Thatchers, and Dan Silius, 20, from Midhurst, and John Brown, 21, from Hunston, who gained placements at the museum after being helped by The Princes Trust.

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