His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex, was a guest at Missenden Abbey Conference Centre recently, when he chaired the annual meeting of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation’s International Council at the Buckinghamshire venue.
The Royal visitor was chairing the two-day governance meeting at the conference centre in London Road, Great Missenden.
The Earl also met young apprentices working at the Abbey and Eva Neupauer-Jones, General Manager of the conference centre, said: “It was a great honour and pleasure to host The Earl of Wessex and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation.
“We value our work as a venue for training and also our work with young people, and this represented a wonderful opportunity for our apprentices to meet a distinguished figure. It was inspirational for them.
“Apprentices at Missenden Abbey carry out training with Aylesbury College in a link-up also involving Bucks New University, so we feel we are developing people to gain both vocational qualifications and experience in the workplace.”
Apprentices Eloise Chatwin, Alyssa Gallinero, Emma Quarmby, Abby Taylor and Dan Taylor met His Royal Highness, as did Ms Neupauer-Jones (pictured third left).
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation promotes and manages The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award worldwide.
Over the past 50 years more than eight million young people have participated in the Award in over 140 countries. The Award is available to young people aged 14-24 and is the world’s leading youth development programme.
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