PRINCESS ALEXANDRA VISITS AYLESBURY WATERSIDE THEATRE
PUBLISHED: 12:29 21 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:19 20 February 2013
Her Royal Highness was entertained by local children during a guided tour of the theatre
Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra made a special visit to the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.
She was met by Alexander Boswell DL, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Councillor John Cartwright, Leader of Aylesbury Vale District Council, and Elizabeth Adlington, Chief Executive of Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.
Her Royal Highness was taken on a guided tour of the venue where she met a number of invited guests including Jonathan Wilkes star of this year's pantomime, Dick Whittington, and winners of the Kodak Snappy Birthday photography competition which celebrated the theatres first birthday.
After the theatre tour, Her Royal Highness was escorted to the second space area where she listened to a special song from pupils from the school choir at Stoke Mandeville Combined School, who recently took part in a concert at the Waterside Theatre with Motown legends The Drifters.
Before departing from the venue, Princess Alexandra unveiled a commemorative plaque in honour of her visit.
Councillor John Cartwright, Leader of the Council, said: It is a tremendous honour to receive a visit from Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra. We are delighted that she is visiting our magnificent new theatre and I am sure she will enjoy the time she spends with us. A royal visit is a fitting occasion for such a special theatre, which has won the hearts of people across Aylesbury Vale.
Elizabeth Adlington, Chief Executive of Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, said: We are delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra to the Waterside to meet members of the local and business community we have worked with over the last year and share with her our achievements. There could not be a more memorable way to celebrate one year on at AylesburyWaterside Theatre.
Follow this link for a video of the visit at Bucks TV http://www.buckstv.co.uk/buckstv/royalty.html