Lucky Charlie will walk out with Gosport Borough at Wembley

Charlie Garrett who is mascot for the Gosport Borough football team at Wembley.
Charlie Garrett who is mascot for the Gosport Borough football team at Wembley.
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From: Simon Hart <southsea2006@yahoo.co.uk>

Even though George V proclaimed all German titles were to be given up by his family a century ago (July 17 1917), there is still physical evidence in our city of the Germanic royal house that once existed. Two commemoration stones relating to members of the royal house previous to the House of Windsor are so readily a part of the fabric of our daily lives but are probably in the most part overlooked.

A walk along Queen Street and on the corner with Aylward Street will present a building with a foundation stone that was laid by HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg in 1912. This was the married title of Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice which was relinquished on 14 July 1917. From 17 July 1917 she was known as HRH the Princess Beatrice.

A visit to Sainsburys foyer in Commercial Road will provide the opportunity to see a commemoration stone for the opening of the Child's Ward of the Royal Hospital in 1909 by HH Princess Victoria of Schleswig

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CHARLIE Garrett may be the luckiest 10-year-old in Gosport as he has landed himself a special place in today’s FA Trophy final.

The keen Gosport Borough fan will lead the team out as their mascot after winning the club’s prize draw during last week’s game.

Charlie, the only Borough season ticket holder under the age of 11, was excited to have his name picked out.

He said: ‘I was really amazed, and I couldn’t believe it.’

Mum Julie added: ’I’m just so excited for him, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.’

His parents, along with grandad Dave, will be following him on his journey to Wembley.

The Gosport Falcons player cannot wait to walk onto the pitch and hopes to come out with favourite player Nathan Ashmore.

See portsmouth.co.uk this afternoon for live updates on the match and The News tomorrow for full coverage of a huge day for Gosport Borough and their fans

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