Swindon to welcome Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall will be coming to Swindon to officially name ‘Sir Daniel Gooch Place’, which is located at the front of Swindon Railway Station.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. © Twitter/HrhQueenCAMILLA
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. © Twitter/HrhQueenCAMILLA

The ceremony will be held at 11am on Thursday, 20 October where Her Royal Highness will unveil a specially designed nameplate, honouring the man who is regarded as the father of New Swindon.

The Mayor of Swindon, Cllr Eric Shaw, accompanied by civic leaders from across the town, will be there to welcome The Duchess, and pupils from Robert Le Kyng Primary School will present a posy of flowers.

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Swindon175 Project Manager, Caroline Black, said: “We are thrilled and honoured that the Duchess of Cornwall will be attending one of the highlights of the Swindon175 year. We wanted to give Sir Daniel Gooch the recognition he deserved and what better place to do this but at the gateway to the town.”

“For The Duchess of Cornwall to accept our invitation is absolutely wonderful. Swindon has so much to be proud, and for Her Royal Highness to share this important day is a testament to that and a fantastic legacy for the town and the man who put us firmly on the map.”