24th Jun, 2018

Flying visit as Princess drops in on Dorothy Terry House in Redditch

Harry Leach 13th Jun, 2018 Updated: 13th Jun, 2018

PRINCESS Alexandra flew in by helicopter today (Wednesday) to meet dementia residents at Dorothy Terry House in Redditch.

The Queen’s first cousin landed in a field next to the Trico Stadium, home of Redditch United at 3pm where she was greeted by Lord Lieutenant Patrick Holcroft and armed police.

The Princess was then escorted to Dorothy Terry House on Evesham Road, which for over 55 years has provided care for people living with dementia.

Princess Alexandra is known for being a patron of more than 100 organisations which reflect her wide-ranging interests, from arts to health care.

She also often attends ceremonial occasions alongside members of the Royal Family and supports The Queen in her duties as Head of State.

Councillor Matt Dormer, Leader of Redditch Borough Council and a director at Redditch Football Club was there to greet the Princess at the Bromsgrove Road football club.

He said: “It’s a great occasion to have her come and visit our town.

“I have no doubt that trips like this can be very beneficial to the community.

“I think the residents at Dorothy Terry House will enjoy her company.”

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