Britain's Princess Anne lends name to London education centre

Britain's Princess Anne has officially opened Capel Manor College's school of animal management and saddlery, which the education establishment has chosen to name after her.

Britain's Princess Anne lends name to London education centre

Britain's Princess Anne has lent her name to an education centre in London.

The 65-year-old royal was guest of honour at the official opening of Capel Manor College's school of animal management and saddlery yesterday (25.11.15).

In a statement on their website, the college's principal Dr Steve Dowbiggin said: "We are delighted by this honour. It really gives Capel students kudos, we know we are one of the best Colleges in the country but this underpins that.

"The renaming of our School recognises the interest shown by Her Royal Highness in this aspect of our activities and the encouragement she has given us over the years to invest in this area to ensure Londoners have access to the best facilities in the country if they are interested in studying animal management, saddlery or related industries."

On her tour of the new centre - which cost £3.6 million - the Princess Royal was shown the reptile housing, the classrooms and laboratories, as well as the teaching veterinary unit.

Vice principal Malcolm Goodwin added: "These new facilities will give those studying at Capel vocational opportunities equal to the best in the world - our horticultural, floristry and garden design facilities are already second to none."

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