CORNWALL MARKS 25th ANNIVERSARY OF PRINCESS DIANA’S VISIT TO THE AREA; MORE RARE PHOTOS OF HER TIME IN CORNWALL BELOW

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May 18, 1992 marks 25 years since Truro welcomed a very special visitor to the city.

In 1989 Princess Diana was in Cornwall to visit Freshfield drug counselling centre where she was a patron.

Crowds gathered along the streets outside the office, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Duchess of Cornwall.

Dozens of children had a holiday from school to welcome the royal guest and handover handmade posies.

More than 50 Cornish cadets were also in Truro to mark the occasion, as the Princess was also patron of the British Red Cross Youth.

During her visit to Freshfield, the Princess met the Bishop of Truro, Reverend Peter Mumford and other civic dignitaries.

At the end of the hour long visit, Princess Diana signed the visitor’s book and a photograph of herself.

Afterwards staff at Freshfield called the visit a “prestigious event”.

Freshfield administrator, Stephen Large, said at the time: “Having the Princess here has given Freshfields respectability and credibility.”

As well as visiting the capital, Princess Diana opened a disabled centre at Saltash and inspected a housing association development at Torpoint during her five hour trip to the Duchy.

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