Prince Charles pays visit to Kent

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

PRINCE Charles paid an of­fi­cial visit to Kent on Tues­day. He pre­sented Kent Mes­sen­ger Group pres­i­dent Ed­win Boor­man, a Deputy Lieu­tenant of Kent and a for­mer High Sher­iff, with the Spirit of Kent Award for con­spic­u­ous ser­vice to the county and its peo­ple. Lord Lieu­tenant Al­lan Willett, the Queen’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Kent, wel­comed the Prince and thanked him for visit­ing Kent. Fol­low­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion of the award at Turkey Mill, Maid­stone, Mr Boor­man said: “I grate­fully ac­cept this, the high­est hon­our the Lieu­tenancy can be­stow, on be­half not only of my­self but of the six gen­er­a­tions of my fam­ily who have done their best to make a pos­i­tive and lov­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the Kent com­mu­nity over a very long pe­riod. “To me the award also rep­re­sents recog­ni­tion for the self­less vol­un­teers and com­mu­nity work­ers of the or­gan­i­sa­tions I have been as­so­ci­ated with over the past 50 years – and the ded­i­cated staff of the Kent Mes­sen­ger Group.” Ear­lier in the day the Prince vis­ited Bank Farm in Ald­ing­ton. There he met en­tre­pre­neur Douglas Wanstall, a sup­plier of eggs and veg­eta­bles to Clarence House.

Full story and pic­tures on pages 42 and 43.

Pic­tures: Matthew Walker pd1173447

Prince Charles dur­ing his visit to the county

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Ed­win Boor­man re­ceives his Spirit of Kent award

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