Nostalgia: Prince Charles visits Chichester Cathedral

031897-5_Chi_Prince2_LA''Prince Charles introduced to the Mayor of Chichester Jean Le Bourlier-Woods, flanked by Andrew Tyrie MP .031897-5'Louise Adams

031897-5_Chi_Prince2_LA''Prince Charles introduced to the Mayor of Chichester Jean Le Bourlier-Woods, flanked by Andrew Tyrie MP .031897-5'Louise Adams

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HUNDREDS of Cicestrians gathered in the rain ten years ago this month for a special day in the city’s history.

Prince Charles visited Chichester in early June, 2003, and the Chichester Observer naturally covered the event in great detail, with numerous pictures, which are reproduced here.

031897-7_Chi_Prince2_LA''Margaret Johnson Chairman of West Sussex County Council.031897-7

031897-7_Chi_Prince2_LA''Margaret Johnson Chairman of West Sussex County Council.031897-7

The prince viewed extensive refurbishment work at the cathedral and met individuals who had donated thousands of pounds each towards its restoration.

Prince Charles met members of the restoration team, including stonemasons, and congratulated them.

“Thank God there are still skilled tradesmen like you. Well done,” he said.

He was visiting the cathedral as patron of the Chichester Cathedral Millennium Endowment Appeal.

031897-3_Chi_Prince2_LA''Leaving the Cathedral and recieving a rose from the Northgate House School.031897-3''Louise Adams

031897-3_Chi_Prince2_LA''Leaving the Cathedral and recieving a rose from the Northgate House School.031897-3''Louise Adams

He was shown the most recent restoration work by the dean of Chichester, the Very Rev Nicholas Frayling.

As he left the cathedral, he was greeted by dozens of cheering children from Prebendal School and hundreds of members of 
the public.

031898-15_CHI_PRINCE  ks  6 June''Meeting people outside the Cathedral.031898-15

031898-15_CHI_PRINCE ks 6 June''Meeting people outside the Cathedral.031898-15

031898-28_CHI_PRINCE''On arrival.031898-28

031898-28_CHI_PRINCE''On arrival.031898-28

031898-1_CHI_PRINCE  ks  6 June 03''Prince Charles chatting to residents and employees at the new alms houses in Chichester.031898-1''Helen

031898-1_CHI_PRINCE ks 6 June 03''Prince Charles chatting to residents and employees at the new alms houses in Chichester.031898-1''Helen

031898-14_CHI_PRINCE  ks''Receiving gifts.031898-14

031898-14_CHI_PRINCE ks''Receiving gifts.031898-14

031898-3_CHI_PRINCE ks  6 June''Prince Charles enjoying his trip to Chichester Cathedral.031898-3

031898-3_CHI_PRINCE ks 6 June''Prince Charles enjoying his trip to Chichester Cathedral.031898-3

031898-12_CHI_PRINCE  ks 6 June''Prince Charles signs the books.031898-12

031898-12_CHI_PRINCE ks 6 June''Prince Charles signs the books.031898-12

031898-18_CHI_PRINCE  ks''Talking to the choir.031898-18

031898-18_CHI_PRINCE ks''Talking to the choir.031898-18

031898-8_CHI_PRINCE  ks  6 June''Chatting to the public outside the Cathedral.031898-8

031898-8_CHI_PRINCE ks 6 June''Chatting to the public outside the Cathedral.031898-8