Chichester Celebrates the Royal Wedding
Chichester joined in the celebrations for the marriage of Prince Harry and Megan Markle today with street decorations, parties and royal wedding promotions! To add to the celebrations, the news that the newlyweds would take the Duke and Dutchess of Sussex titles made it feel even more special. In a statement, the Lord Lieutenants of East and West Sussex said, “We are delighted to learn that HM The Queen has bestowed upon HRH Prince Harry and Miss Meghan Markle the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex. “This gift restores a direct link between the Royal Family and our counties that lapsed in the mid 19th century, and we know that this will be welcomed throughout West and East Sussex. “It is our hope that the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex will soon come to share the affection we hold for our counties.
The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, commenting on the news from The Palace said, “The Diocese of Chichester is delighted that Her Majesty the Queen has given the title of Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Prince Harry and Meghan, his new wife. “Their unself-conscious and caring attention for those who are so often overlooked, veterans, young people from every walk of life, and those who live with mental illness, will be a great example and encouragement to us. “We assure them of our very best wishes for the future and that they will have a special place in our hearts, here in Sussex.”
We'd like to wish the happy couple our very best wishes and our delight at their new association with the county.