4 October 2018

A warm welcome for the Duke & Duchess of Sussex

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Brighton & Hove on Wednesday 3 October as part of their first official visit to Sussex. 

Well-wishers gave the couple a warm welcome when they arrived at the city’s iconic Royal Pavilion after having visited Chichester and Bognor Regis in West Sussex earlier in the day.

Their Royal Highnesses were met in Brighton by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex Peter Field and greeted at the Royal Pavilion by a group of excited year 4 children from Queen’s Park Primary School as well as a civic line up including the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Cllr Dee Simson. 

The Duke and Duchess then went inside the Royal Pavilion where they saw the newly restored saloon,  and heard about the building's history from Keeper of the Royal Pavilion,  David Beevers. 

Their Royal Highnesses then visited the Survivors' Network, a charity that supports survivors of sexual violence and abuse in Sussex, to speak with service users, volunteers and staff.

The couple’s final engagement of the day was a visit to JOFF Youth Centre in Peacehaven.