His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales praised choir singers at Warwick School for what he described as their “truly exceptional” performance when he visited the school this afternoon (Monday).
The future King signed the same visitor book that his grandmother, the Queen Mother, had signed when she visited the school - which is, along with Warwick, celebrating its 1,100th anniversary this year - and he unveiled a special plaque to commemorate his visit today.
Addressing pupils, who gave him three cheers as he stood on a balcony overlooking the school’s sports field, the Prince of Wales said: “What a great pleasure it is to join you all and what a special year it is for the school.
“I am still trying to work out if it really is 1,100 years old, but I have been reliably informed that this is the case!
“My grandmother came here in 1958 when I was ten years old, so it is a pleasure for me to see it for myself.
“On this occasion, I wanted to wish the whole school every possible success in the future, in the hope that by coming here I have not caused much disruption in terms of your academic studies.
“I do hope you have great successes. Nothing could give me greater pleasure than to unveil this plaque. Many happy returns on your anniversary.”
The Prince then went on to visit Warwick Castle, before making his way to Stratford.
See this Friday’s Courier for more in-depth coverage of Prince Charles’s visit to Warwick.