A royal touch on the Star's button
BUSINESS leaders and young self-starters from across East Suffolk met the Queen and Prince Philip during her visit to Felaw Maltings.And during her visit there she was able to catch up on all the latest news, watching the early editions of today's Evening Star being printed.
BUSINESS leaders and young self-starters from across East Suffolk met the Queen and Prince Philip during her visit to Felaw Maltings.
And during her visit there she was able to catch up on all the latest news, watching the early editions of today's Evening Star being printed.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh spent 45 minutes at the new business centre on the west bank of the River Orwell.
After officially opening the building, which has been in operation since 2000, the Duke toured high-tech business Smart 4-2-1 which is based there.
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Meanwhile the Queen met young people from across Suffolk who have started their own businesses with help from the Princes Trust.
She was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of both youngsters and older people who had special tickets to watch her visit to the Maltings.
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The weather was perfect for the visit – although everyone was happy to shelter from the strong sun in a marquee.
The Duke managed to resist the temptation of trying a drop of his favourite tipple – rumoured to be Greene King's Old Speckled Hen – which was offered to him during the trip.
The Queen watched an audio-visual link showing the Star being printed as the paper's role in the community was explained by editor Nigel Pickover and Peter Dodds, managing director of Archant Print.
The link was set up by the AV Unit and was shown off in a floral display prepared by Christines' Florists of Bramford Road in Ipswich.