RGS Worcester was delighted to host the arrival of HRH the Princess Royal by helicopter to Worcestershire on Wednesday 4 July.
The Royal Flight landed at Flagge Meadow, RGS Worcester’s main sports ground and the second home of Worcestershire County Cricket Club, at 12.25pm, exactly on schedule.
Princess Anne was visiting historic Pitchcroft, to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Worcester Racecourse. Year Seven and Year Eight pupils from RGS Worcester warmly and enthusiastically welcomed Princess Anne, and were greeted in return as HRH made her way to Pitchcroft by car from the landing site.
John Pitt said, “It was lovely for the pupils to see HRH the Princess Royal and to greet her for the visit. It was particularly significant for me because I was fortunate to meet Princess Anne in London before I moved to Worcester and she talked to me then about Worcester and the racecourse where she has competed in the past. It was rather special to have HRH land today at the School almost exactly four years on.”
The RGS Worcester pupils had the opportunity to see the helicopter up close and talk to the pilots and policemen. The Royal Flight has landed at Flagge Meadow on a number of occasions and the officials thanked RGS Worcester for providing its grounds for Royal visits to the City.