The Countess of Wessex visits Markyes Close in Ross-on-Wye

The Countess of Wessex met Ashfield Park Primary school pupils during her trip to Ross-on-Wye.

Billy Symonds meets the Countess.

Jim Baker and the royal visitor.

First published in News Hereford Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A ROSS-on-Wye residential home that cares for elderly people with learning disabilities has been given the royal seal of approval.

The Countess of Wessex this morning saw for herself the work that staff undertake at Markyes Close during a visit of the home.

She had a tour of the building and unveiled a plaque to officially open the home.

The Countess also met pupils from Ashfield Park Primary School.

For more on this story, see tomorrow's Hereford Times.

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4:44pm Wed 7 May 14

mizza21 says...

How exciting that her Royal Highness should lower herself to visiting the common folk. It just goes to show that even though they are all grand and posh, they have a bit of sympathy for the plight of the poor.
I wish i could have been there. Perhaps I could have been trampled to death in the clamour to catch a glimpse of her magnificence as she swished by.
It would have been something to tell the grandchildren about.
How exciting that her Royal Highness should lower herself to visiting the common folk. It just goes to show that even though they are all grand and posh, they have a bit of sympathy for the plight of the poor. I wish i could have been there. Perhaps I could have been trampled to death in the clamour to catch a glimpse of her magnificence as she swished by. It would have been something to tell the grandchildren about. mizza21
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