During his busy trip to Hull with his wife The Duchess of Cornwall earlier this week, The Prince of Wales received a personal, handmade prayer book from Ezmae Mukungurutse, a five-year-old little girl. While at Holy Trinity Church, The Prince was gifted ‘Prayers For Prince Charles’ by the local school girl when he was in Hull to celebrate the city’s status as the UK’s City of Culture for 2017.
During his visit to the Holy Trinity Church, His Royal Highness met with members of the catering team, volunteers, and youth groups. He was also welcomed by Dr John Sentamu Archbishop of York, the Rt Rev Alison White Bishop of Hull and the Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding Susan Cunliffe-Lister. The Prince also met contractors responsible for renovations at the church.
Rev Canon Dr Neal Barnes, the vicar of Holy Trinity, told Premier: “The Prince has brought such joy to everybody here and his visit is not just great for Holy Trinity, it’s great for Hull.
“It tells the rest of the country that exciting things are happening in Hull and the people of Hull are making it happen.”
The Reverend seemed quite appreciative that The Prince spent so much time with members of his congregation. Dr Barnes went on to say: “The Prince was in great spirits and took so much time to talk with many members of our congregation, our volunteers and representatives of the community that we work with.”
It seems when people have an opportunity to meet with, or see a member of the royal family; they consider it to be a very special moment in their lives. Dr Barnes recalled something a member of his congregation said after The Prince’s visit: “I spoke to one of our congregation afterwards, and she said she would remember this day for the rest of her life.”