BREAKING NEWS: Royal visit cancelled

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HIS Royal Highness Prince Andrew’s visit to Bridlington today has been cancelled.

The Prince was due to arrive in town by helicopter in time to present awards to the winners of the Duke of York’s Community Initiative at a ceremony at the Spa at 2pm.

But the weather has forced the Prince to remain grounded in London where he is due to attend a prior engagement tonight.

Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding, the Hon Susan Cunliffe-Lister will now present the awards at the ceremony which is still due to proceed as planned.

Prince Andrew has also been forced to cancel his visit the JSR Cookery School, at Southburn, near Driffield which had been due to happen at around noon today.

•For the full story see this Thursday’s Free Press.