Rory hails ‘great opportunity for Wigton’ of Prince’s visit


Penrith and the Border’s MP Rory Stewart expressed his delight that His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has taken up the local MP’s invitation to visit Wigton, in his constituency, on the 750th anniversary of the town’s Market Charter this year.

The Prince’s Private Office released details of the visit,due  to take place on April 3rd, including engagements at the George Memorial, the Wigton Youth Station, St Mary’s Church and the Market Hall, and the hammering of the first chisel of the new Market Cross.

Rory, who once tutored Princes William and Harry and has run one of the Prince’s charities, Afghanistan’s Turquoise Mountain Foundation, speaking  before the visit said: “I am absolutely exhilarated by the fantastic news that His Royal Highness will be visiting Wigton this year, following my invitation last year. His work on urban regeneration has been ahead of its time, and he has long shown his commitment to Cumbria; it is absolutely wonderful that Wigton will receive this recognition, particularly when it has been working so hard to make so many improvements to the town.”

Local Wigton Councillor Joe Cowell said: “We’re delighted that the Prince of Wales will be coming to Wigton this year, and are enormously grateful to our MP Rory Stewart, who first invited the Prince and has made sure that he scheduled this visit in the year of our market charter anniversary.”





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