Prince Charles pays visit to Kent
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.
Prince Charles during his visit to the county
Edwin Boorman receives his Spirit of Kent award