Grimsby all set to welcome the Duchess of Cambridge
EXCITEMENT over today’s visit from the Duchess of Cambridge has spanned the generations – with more than 100 readers aged eight to almost 80 responding to our call to send their messages of support.
Even if you can't make it to see Kate in person, the Grimsby Telegraph will be covering everything so you don't miss out.
A breaking news edition will be produced today - available from 1.30pm - and updates will be posted on www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk as the Duchess makes her way through the town.
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We will also be live streaming video online and pupils at Macaulay Academy will be uploading pictures and stories from their visit to the website after the visit.
A special 16-page souvenir supplement will be free with your Grimsby Telegraph on Wednesday.
As well as welcoming the Princess to the town, as she arrived to tour the Fishing Heritage Centre, Peaks Lane fire station and Havelock Academy, scores of you wanted Kate to know about the difference she has made to your lives.
As well the touching message above from Tyler, Shane, Jo, Claire, David and Charlotte Ashford also wished the Royal couple “good luck” with the latest edition to their family.
Habibah Haque was also keen to congratulate the pair, adding: “I hope you have a tremendous day with us and please accept my best wishes on your pregnancy. Please visit us again soon!”
More of your messages, which will be passed to the Princess today, can be read here.
IT would seem that our new breed of Royals have seen fresh interest and hope injected into the future of our monarchy.
There have been dark days in the past – at the height of which the family’s popularity among the British public dipped to what was probably the lowest point in its recent history.
However what remained steadfast, even in those days, was the overall feeling among the majority of those in Britain that our Royal family is an institution that must remain. But in remaining it was clear that its members had to reflect a new attitude of modernism and have a genuine knowledge and awareness of how their actions were perceived by hard-working members of the British public.
Kate visiting Grimsby when the international spotlight is most definitely on her is one big way of showing, to the world, that our new Royals are committed to changing their focus.
This is a great town in many, many respects but certainly not the most glamorous – yet Kate will bring the world’s media here when she visits tomorrow.
For Havelock Academy to be treated to such an occasion is absolutely fantastic for all those involved – especially the pupils, who will undoubtedly get a massive boost from the fact that such a high profile Royal is visiting.
So congratulations Havelock and all who have met Kate today.
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