Prince William and Kate Middleton visit East Lancashire

DARWEN Kate Middleton arrives

DARWEN Kate Middleton arrives

First published in Royal Wedding news

PRINCE William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton captured the hearts of the people of East Lancashire today in their last official engagement before their wedding.

Despite awful weather all morning, crowds waited excitedly at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy and Witton Park in Blackburn to see the glamorous royal couple.

And right on cue, after hours of downpours, the sun came out as they stepped from their luxury car for an extended walkabout in the park.

Visit to Darwen

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Visit to Blackburn

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Reporting team

David Watkinson, Nafeesa Shan, Catherine Pye, Simone Yates.

Don't miss tomorrow's Lancashire Telegraph newspaper for in-depth coverage and a full gallery of pictures.

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9:28am Mon 11 Apr 11

CapitaBackHander says...

What is actually happening at the park? Only thing I've seen about that is park and ride signs?
Re Darwen.... give us a clue re time. Pathetic re security.
What is actually happening at the park? Only thing I've seen about that is park and ride signs? Re Darwen.... give us a clue re time. Pathetic re security. CapitaBackHander
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10:04am Mon 11 Apr 11

burner says...

Times?? Route??? Anybody know owt?
Times?? Route??? Anybody know owt? burner
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10:06am Mon 11 Apr 11

Eileen Dover says...

burner wrote:
Times?? Route??? Anybody know owt?
Re times - the Telegraph said get to the park for 11 o clock and you can get a free bus from rovers
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: Times?? Route??? Anybody know owt?[/p][/quote]Re times - the Telegraph said get to the park for 11 o clock and you can get a free bus from rovers Eileen Dover
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10:09am Mon 11 Apr 11

Eileen Dover says...

I spoke to a policeman who said he did not know why people were turning up at Darwen as they are going to be inside the building. He said there will be plenty of room at Witton, hope he's right. As for you moaners, please stay at home no-one wants you there.
I spoke to a policeman who said he did not know why people were turning up at Darwen as they are going to be inside the building. He said there will be plenty of room at Witton, hope he's right. As for you moaners, please stay at home no-one wants you there. Eileen Dover
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10:10am Mon 11 Apr 11

Eileen Dover says...

Eileen Dover wrote:
burner wrote:
Times?? Route??? Anybody know owt?
Re times - the Telegraph said get to the park for 11 o clock and you can get a free bus from rovers
Well said!
[quote][p][bold]Eileen Dover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: Times?? Route??? Anybody know owt?[/p][/quote]Re times - the Telegraph said get to the park for 11 o clock and you can get a free bus from rovers[/p][/quote]Well said! Eileen Dover
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1:13pm Mon 11 Apr 11

happycyclist says...

Comment at the end of the video:
"Were that it?"
LOL!
Comment at the end of the video: "Were that it?" LOL! happycyclist
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2:07pm Mon 11 Apr 11

CapitaBackHander says...

The crowd must be freezing at Witton... Left Darwen at 1pm.
Get to Witton at 11.15 LOL !!!!
Daughter was happy to see them in Darwen.
Prince William: What bike to do you have? Man with Helmet Yamaha something or other. Prince William: ah just a Yamaha.... :)
Question to fanatics from London and Wales, do you think the Prince or Kate want flowers in a wraper from BP petrol station? In your gold bag you had a picture of you and you gave it to Kate - where do you think that picture is now?
The crowd must be freezing at Witton... Left Darwen at 1pm. Get to Witton at 11.15 LOL !!!! Daughter was happy to see them in Darwen. Prince William: What bike to do you have? Man with Helmet Yamaha something or other. Prince William: ah just a Yamaha.... :) Question to fanatics from London and Wales, do you think the Prince or Kate want flowers in a wraper from BP petrol station? In your gold bag you had a picture of you and you gave it to Kate - where do you think that picture is now? CapitaBackHander
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4:00pm Mon 11 Apr 11

useyourhead says...

It was lovely, thousands attended and i don't begrudge a penny of the money spent cleaning up for the visit, hoorah to the prince!
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there you got what you wanted LT - even if it is a big fat lie.
It was lovely, thousands attended and i don't begrudge a penny of the money spent cleaning up for the visit, hoorah to the prince! - there you got what you wanted LT - even if it is a big fat lie. useyourhead
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11:08am Tue 12 Apr 11

gudari says...

Who really cares LET? We've got enough problems up here with a tory government without having to worry about this couple of hooray-henrys! B****r of back down south where you belong!!
Who really cares LET? We've got enough problems up here with a tory government without having to worry about this couple of hooray-henrys! B****r of back down south where you belong!! gudari
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