HRH PRINCESS Alexandra of Kent visited Bromsgrove to officially open one of the country’s first joint police and fire stations.
The Queen’s cousin, who is also the great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, unveiled a commemorative plaque at last Thursday (October 30) after having a special tour of the new state-of-the-art, multi-million pound blue light centre on Slideslow Drive.
During the visit HRH met the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire Patrick Holcroft, Chief Constable David Shaw, Chief Fire Officer Mark Yates and Police and West Mercia’s Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore.
The princess also spoke to firefighters, viewed the fire engines and equipment before she went on to talk with volunteers and young firefighters about their work and roles.
As well as this she met those involved in youth engagement and cadet activities, North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership and officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team.
Councillors, police and fire officers celebrating the unveiling of the plaque.
The princess speaking with Bromsgrove residents. Pictures by Beth Sharp.