STUDENTS from across Wrexham had the chance to show off their skills when Prince Edward paid a visit to Yale College.
Schools and organisations visited the college for the celebration of the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) award scheme, which the prince is now the patron of.
Demonstrations of carriage driving, climbing, judo and street dance were among the activities on show for the Earl of Wessex.
Mounted police and members of St John’s Ambulance and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were also there to chat to students about their work.
Firefighter Chris Roberts said: “The prince talked to us about what we were doing. He was very nice and said that fire safety was very important to him.”
Yale College student Ramone Nelson, who is currently working towards his bronze DofE award, said: “The prince had a chat with me about what I was studying. It’s been an interesting day, very different from a normal day of lessons.”
The event was organised by Rose Hislop, DofE development officer for Wrexham.
She said: “His Royal Highness spent time talking to everyone involved. With 700 to 800 involved across the county, Wrexham has the largest number of people involved in DofE in North Wales.
“Prince Edward has not been to Wrexham for a number of years, so it was fantastic to showcase Wrexham’s DofE activity to him.”
College principal Paul Croke added, “We are delighted His Royal Highness was able to join us in this celebration of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
“Yale College has always been proud of the important part it plays in making the scheme a success’’.
As well as the college, the prince visited the Toyota factory in Deeside, Castell Alun High School in Hope and Wrexham Police Station.