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26th Jun, 2022

Princess Anne paid a visit to Chipping Campden business

A MEMBER of the royal family paid a visit to Chipping Campden.

The Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, visited Robert Welch’s design studio and headquarters to mark the 60th anniversary of the design company and to present the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

The Princess Royal also unveiled a sculpture designed by Chipping Campden School pupil Anna Elvins who won a competition designed by the company.

Artist Rachel Higgins created the sculpture which was constructed entirely from cutlery.

Company spokeswoman Alice Welch said: “It was an absolute privilege to welcome Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal who is so well informed in terms of design and so genuinely interested in our company and its history.

“After the plaque had been unveiled we spent some time presenting the heritage wall in the studio shop, which documents my father’s design career. I think she was genuinely surprised to see a photo of her father presenting Robert with an award the 1950s.”

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