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Princess Anne unveils cross in Sedgefield
Jul 13, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Princess Anne unveiled a cross on the green in Sedgefield, County Durham, on Wednesday (11.07.12).
The Princess Royal braved the rain along with hundreds of locals to unveil the statue, erected for the town's 700th anniversary.
The cross was designed and made by Darlington mason David France, and was commissioned to help celebrate the milestone celebration.
She said: 'To also be celebrating your own 700th anniversary of gaining a market charter shows there is never a dull moment in Sedgefield come rain or shine. It is a pleasure to be part of it.'
During her visit, Anne also spoke to representatives from local organisations and took lunch at the local Ceddesfeld Hall. More than 400 children from Sedgefield Primary School and British royal at the event.
The princess also recently paid her annual visit to Strathcarron Hospice, an event which also attracted a large crowd in the town of Falkirk in Scotland.
Anne was welcomed by the pipes and drums of Alloa Bowmar Pipe Band, and met by chief executive of the hospice, Irene McKie. She spent over two hours touring the care centre meeting staff and residents.
She also took the time to meet and talk with primary and nursery school children who had waited outside in the rain for her.
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