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

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.


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"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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