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The Duchess of Cornwall Inn Opens in Poundbury

The Duches of Cornwall raises a glass to toast the opening of The Duchess of Cornwall Inn

The Duches of Cornwall raises a glass to toast the opening of The Duchess of Cornwall Inn

The Duchess of Cornwall Inn on Queen Mother Square in Poundbury has opened to the public today following an earlier unveiling by The Duchess of Cornwall on Thursday 27th October.

Named at the suggestion of The Prince of Wales in honour of Her Royal Highness, the new inn is a joint venture between the Duchy of Cornwall and Hall & Woodhouse. It will provide 20 bedrooms as well as restaurant facilities and traditional public house offerings.

Their Royal Highnesses have long supported local pubs as a hub of community life and in Poundbury, The Duchess pulled a pint of "The Duchess", a specially created ale, to mark the completion of the venue.  Handing the drink to The Prince of Wales, Her Royal Highness said:

 

 

“God bless her and all who drink in her. ”

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attend a ceremony to unveil a statue of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Earlier in the day, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall accompanied The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh on a tour of Queen Mother Square. The visit concluded with Her Majesty unveiling a statue of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, created by sculptor Philip Jackson.

The Prince of Wales said:

 

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attend a ceremony to unveil a statue of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

“It is with immense pride and in loving memory of my darling Grandmother that I invite Your Majesty to unveil the statue of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and thus to declare open her Square.”

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