The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to leave Anglesey in the next month, after William finishes his secondment with the RAF, but the people of Anglesey do not want to let go of the Royal couple.
Local MP Albert Owen wants to build a garden to commemorate the Duke and Duchess, honouring their time living on the island. William and Catherine have been key in raising the profile of the small island off the north coast of Wales, bringing in an amazing 140,000 extra visitors per year. Local economy has also received a boost, with more exports from local businesses.
The garden will leave a lasting mark on Anglesey on behalf of the Duke and Duchess; the couple are known to be fond of the place where they first set up home after getting married, and were drawn to the beauty, seclusion and normality of the isle. The garden will hopefully ‘remind people of the beautiful isle of Anglesey’.
Mr Owen, MP said of the plans: “A designed garden of celebration could be established on the Island so that tourists could come and visit year on year. I will be exploring this with the Tourist Association and County Council, but it could include other bodies such as the RAF, RNLI and local charities.
“I shall be writing to the Royal Household hoping they will endorse it. I know from correspondence from the Royal Couple and St James’s Palace they have an affinity for Anglesey.
“It would be good for the Island to benefit as a tourist attraction thereby boosting the local economy and putting the Island on the map in a permanent way.”
Albert Owen is also a big supporter of the RAF and said it was a chance to ‘put safety before money’ after plans to privatise the RAF Search and Rescue were scrapped. The deal would have included RAF Valley, the base at which Prince William works.