Gallery: Royal visit to the gorge

PUBLISHED: 13:30 13 June 2014

Children from Fairlands Middle School, unclueding their own Edward and Sophie(seated centre) waiting to see the Prince and Countess.

Children from Fairlands Middle School, unclueding their own Edward and Sophie(seated centre) waiting to see the Prince and Countess.


THE royal couple visited a Somerset tourist attraction as part of their county-wide visit.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex were greeted by crowds when they arrived at Cheddar Gorge and caves, where they went on an open-top bus tour of the scenic spot.

Children from Fairlands Middle School and dignitaries from the area were there to greet Prince Edward and Countess Sophie.

They were given a 45-minute tour by gorge and caves director Hugh Cornwell, which included Stone Age demonstrations.

They also met with cave divers who led an exploration of an underground river and discovered the largest cave chamber in Britain at the gorge.

At the end of the tour, the couple were given Cheddar strawberries and jam.

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