Prince Edward at Rotherhithe

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, was at King’s Stairs Gardens in Rotherhithe today.

He was making  a return visit to the Golden Jubilee stone which he had unveiled with his wife in 2002. He unveiled it again today to reveal the added Diamond Jubilee inscription. The stone is important to the ‘village’ community since the Silver Jubilee stone unveiled by the Queen was lost by the Council during landscaping work.

Today was also the occasion for unveiling a plaque naming the green space as an Elizabeth II Field.

Afterwards his Royal Highness walked upstream along the Thames Path past The Angel to look at the remains of Edward III’s manor house -or palace. The visit was arranged for today, 13 November, as it was King Edward’s birthday.

Many of those present are involved in replacing the stolen statue of Dr Alfred Salter.

See SE16 website for pictures.

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