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VISIT The Earl and Countess of Wessex arriving at Pallant House
VISIT The Earl and Countess of Wessex arriving at Pallant House
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Chichester played host to Royalty with a visit from The Earl and Countess of Wessex.

The Royal couple visited the city today as part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Their programme involved a visit to three of the city’s attractions, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Pallant House Gallery and Chichester Cathedral to see the Festival of Flowers.

Members of the public flocked in anticipation to catch a glimpse of the couple arriving to the venues.

The Countess stood out in a striking red dress and the Earl wore a navy suit. Light-hearted banter took place at the entrance to Pallant House Gallery, with the couple commenting on the great British weather and lack of sunshine.

The couple were met by the Dean of Chichester Cathedral and were shown around the Festival of Flowers by Alison Godfrey, director of the Chichester Cathedral Restoration and Development Trust and the head designer for the flower festival, Diana Cave.

The Countess was given a bouquet of flowers at her arrival to the Cathedral.