Duke of Kent goes down memory lane during Hampshire tour

Daily Echo: Duke of Kent goes down memory lane during Hampshire tour Duke of Kent goes down memory lane during Hampshire tour

A ROYAL visitor experienced a strong sense of deja vu during a trip to Hampshire.

The Duke of Kent toured the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and was presented with a photograph showing him performing the official opening in 1972.

He was also reunited with a children's car that was originally given to him at the same ceremony.

Based on a 1924 Sunbeam Cub the vehicle is equipped with a small petrol engine but has only two pedals and no reverse gear.

It was used by his three children but later spent many years in a garage at Kensington Palace and began to deteriorate. It was now been restored by the workshop team at Beaulieu for use by his grandchildren.

The Duke, 77, began his day-long visit to Hampshire by opening the £2m Ringwood Gateway complex, which houses council offices.

His chauffeur-driven Jaguar was subsequently caught up in congestion and the royal visitor was half-an-hour late arriving at the museum, which was founded by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.

He was greeted by two of Lord Montagu's children, the Hon Ralph Montagu and Mary Montagu Scott, and told them: “Sorry you've had to wait to so long.”

The Duke inspected several cars in the museum and also toured the Bond In Motion display, which celebrates 50 years of 007 movies.

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7:16pm Mon 29 Oct 12

madmike says...

I didn't realise this waste of space was still around. What has he ever done for this country? I bet he's not struggling on next to nothing.Get a real job , Kent and stop sponging off the people.
I didn't realise this waste of space was still around. What has he ever done for this country? I bet he's not struggling on next to nothing.Get a real job , Kent and stop sponging off the people. madmike

7:31pm Mon 29 Oct 12

Teucer2000 says...

madmike wrote:
I didn't realise this waste of space was still around. What has he ever done for this country? I bet he's not struggling on next to nothing.Get a real job , Kent and stop sponging off the people.
Well apart from 20 years military service, he is President of the RNLI, the RAF Benevolent Fund, the Stroke Association and the Scouts among others.
[quote][p][bold]madmike[/bold] wrote: I didn't realise this waste of space was still around. What has he ever done for this country? I bet he's not struggling on next to nothing.Get a real job , Kent and stop sponging off the people.[/p][/quote]Well apart from 20 years military service, he is President of the RNLI, the RAF Benevolent Fund, the Stroke Association and the Scouts among others. Teucer2000

9:37pm Mon 29 Oct 12

Sir Ad E Noid says...

madmike wrote:
I didn't realise this waste of space was still around. What has he ever done for this country? I bet he's not struggling on next to nothing.Get a real job , Kent and stop sponging off the people.
What a cretin you are, and what a riposte from Teucer2000. So you have proved you are a waste of space; What have you done for your Country and do you have a proper job? I bet you are one of lifes spongers? LOL.
[quote][p][bold]madmike[/bold] wrote: I didn't realise this waste of space was still around. What has he ever done for this country? I bet he's not struggling on next to nothing.Get a real job , Kent and stop sponging off the people.[/p][/quote]What a cretin you are, and what a riposte from Teucer2000. So you have proved you are a waste of space; What have you done for your Country and do you have a proper job? I bet you are one of lifes spongers? LOL. Sir Ad E Noid

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