A Royal visit for MK50
On Tuesday 26 September 2017, Milton Keynes was honoured to welcome a very special guest, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, as part of the MK50 celebrations.
His Royal Highness was invited to Campbell Park to unveil a commemorative plaque at the Milton Keynes Rose. HRH was guided around a ‘festival’ area which showcased MK’s outstanding business, innovation, community and cultural groups. Of course, we couldn’t resist showing off our driverless pods, electric vehicles, Festive Road’s mechanical elephant (named Harminder) and much more. There were also representatives from MK organisations including some of MK’s ‘founders’, and those from business, community and charity sectors, including MK Foodbank, Ride High and MK Snap.
Members of the public gathered at the Milton Keynes Rose and were entertained with performances and demonstrations from different organisations in MK representing our heritage and what we’re proud of in MK. At midday HRH was welcomed by the crowds and led to the Rose to give a speech about Milton Keynes as we celebrate its 50th Year and revel the plaque on The Founders pillar.