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Duke of Edinburgh enjoys the great outdoors

The Duke of Edinburgh visited East Sussex on Monday morning to take part in a local charity’s anniversary celebrations.

The charity, Bowles, is an outdoor learning centre in the county. The 93 year old Duke has been a patron of it for 50 years.

The 93 year old has been patron of the charity since 1964 when it was founded.

The 93 year old has been patron of the charity since 1964 when it was founded.

The Prince helped celebrate and commemorate Bowles 50th anniversary, with more than 100 children from schools across the south east. Together they undertook an array of activities including absailing and rock climbing whilst the prince looked on.

To round up the Duke’s visit, he read out a speech to the centre’s visitors and cut the ribbon to a time capsule which will not be opened for another 50 years; when Bowles celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Richard Hardwick, director of Bowles, said: “Many people here today have put something in this capsule and in 50 years’ time we will be opening it. I hope everyone can be here in 2064 to dig it up because I’m sure you won’t believe some of the things you’ve written.”

The Charity aims to support children and young people to achieve their potential through the means of outdoor education. More than 12,000 people visited the centre in 2013.

Photo credit: Defence Images via photopin cc

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