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Royalty comes to Surrey

Royalty comes to Surrey

Published by Carol Musgrave at 3:05pm 8th November 2019.

Royalty has paid a visit to Surrey twice this past week.

The Earl of Wessex made an appearance in Albury, where he presented The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) to the Surrey Hills Society on November 6.

The presentation at Albury Old Saxon Church saw Prince Edward hand out the accolade -  the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities.

Prince Edward Surrey Hills Society

It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of HM The Queen's coronation. 

The award was given to the Surrey Hills Society for "encouraging people to explore and learn about the special qualities of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty".

Their work includes giving talks to other groups and organisations, running local interest events to educate Society members and residents, leading free walks across the county and supporting and promoting the work of other related charities.

The Earl of Wessex was also in the area opening a cookery school on the same day.

He got to sample the food at the newly relocated Mandira's Kitchen overlooking Silent Pool in Albury.

Prince Edward in Surrey
Prince Edward