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HRH Duchess of Cornwall Returns to Queen’s Gate

Posted on 4 March 2016 by Miss Amy Hinds, Communications Officer

Official 125th Anniversary Logo by ARCH Design StudioOld Girl, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall returned to her roots at Queen’s Gate Senior School on 23 February to celebrate 125 years of education and officially open the new Science Laboratories.

During her visit to the School, HRH met with girls, staff and guests and other former Old Girls of the School. During her tour of the new laboratories, which have been refurbished over the past two years, the Duchess took part in various science experiments including Vitamin C and Titration testing.

After touring the laboratories HRH also met girls taking part in the BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition, for which she is an honorary judge, as well as meeting Art and D&T pupils, watching fencing and wall-climbing demonstrations and an ICT lesson.

Upon unveiling the Science Laboratories plaque in the Senior School Hall, the Duchess remarked ‘I can’t believe Queen’s Gate has been going for 125 years, it feels like 125 years ago that I was here…Queen’s Gate must have given me a foundation and gave me a love of English and reading, and for some unknown reason they have made me chancellor of Aberdeen University, so Queen’s Gate must have taught me something.’

HRH attended the School in the late 50s and early 60s and took part in a wide range of activities during her school days including sports and drama. The last time HRH visited the School was in 2007 to open the new Junior School building at 125 and 126 Queen’s Gate.

A lovely time was had by all, and we look forward to welcoming HRH in the future at Queen’s Gate.