Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Royal Visit

Prince Charles Visits The Higgins

We were very pleased to welcome His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales to The Higgins Bedford on Tuesday 3rd December. Prince Charles met with members of Carers in Bedfordshire in the Wixamtree Gallery where he was able to enjoy ‘A National Art’: Watercolour & the British Landscape Tradition. He then spoke with students from Beauchamp Middle School who were drawing in the William Burges gallery and learning about Victorian costume in the Higgins House.

In addition Prince Charles was introduced to representatives from the Townscape Heritage Initiative and local business people before engaging with pupils from Elstow Lower School who were playing with Victorian toys in Somewhere in England.

At the end of the visit, Prince Charles met with representatives from Aragon Lacemakers and signed the visitors’ book.

Even though it was a whistle-stop tour, Prince Charles made time to speak with many of the schoolchildren and visitors as he made his way around the galleries.