Prince Andrew visits Nelson and Colne College

Prince Andrew arrived in the Royal helicopter

Prince Andrew arrived in the Royal helicopter

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EXCITEMENT is in the air at Nelson and Colne College following a postponed visit from HRH The Duke of York.

Despite being forced to cancel a visit back in October, Prince Andrew managed to visit the Beacon College today to formally unveil a plaque acknowledging the college’s new STEM assured status.

He spent time talking to business students about their enterprise projects, and was given a tour of some of the college’s facilities by principal Amanda Melton. He was also greeted by some well-known Pendle faces, including MP Andrew Stephenson and Mayor of Pendle Coun. Asjad Mahmood.

Talking at the event, the Duke, who is the UK’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, said: “I am sorry I didn’t make it the first time.

“I am very glad I had the opportunity of getting here today, particularly to see you the students and what it is that the college is instilling in you.

“Remember that it doesn’t matter who you are. The word “can’t” does not exist in your vocabulary.”

For full coverage of Prince Andrew’s visit see the Leader Times newspapers on Friday December 7th.