Thursday, 19 June 2014

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge visits Bletchley

Bletchley Park was yesterday graced with the presence of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, as she came to visit the park and officially re-open it after an £8million renovation project. It was a visit of particular importance and poignance to Kate, as her Grandmother was a codebreaker during the war, and so as well as re-opening it she was able to see where her Grandmother would have worked. She was also introduced to a number of her Grandmother's colleagues, including Lady Body, who also worked alongside her as a codebreaker. They were part of the team, made up largely of women, who managed to unlock the secrets of the German Enigma machine, ultimately leading to Britain winning the war.

Kate was able to have a go at using morse code as she was shown around the Park, and saw a glimpse of how life may have been for those working during the war. Many well-wishers turned up to meet Kate, including groups of school children, officials from the Bletchley Park trust and a number of ladies who worked as codebreakers during the war. 

We're glad the sun was shining for the visit, it looked as though all involved had a great day!

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