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Broken leg can’t stop Duchess of Cornwall visiting housing estate

PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 May 2010 | UPDATED: 15:59 05 October 2010

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EVEN a dodgy leg and being confined to a wheelchair wasn’t enough to stop the Duchess of Cornwall visiting a social housing estate to join tenants celebrating its 60th anniversary

By Mike Brooke

EVEN a dodgy leg and being confined to a wheelchair wasn't enough to stop the Duchess of Cornwall visiting a social housing estate to join tenants celebrating its 60th anniversary.

She arrived in her wheelchair at Isleden House, a City of London Corporation housing complex.

The Duchess, who injured her leg while hill walking, was shown round the estate by Billy Dove, chairman of the City Corporation's Community & Children's Services who is a tenant himself in nearby Petticoat Lane at Aldgate.

She popped in to see 80-year-old Dolly Wren, who has lived on the estate for the whole 60 years and remembers when Queen Mary, Prince Charles's Great Grandmother, came to open it in 1949.

"We were a special building then," Dolly told the Duchess. "That hasn't changed over the years. After 60 years, we are still a special community."

The Duchess was presented with flowers by Megan and Lily Griffin, the youngest members of four generations of a family living in three flats on the estate.

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