HRH The Duke of Gloucester joins children in Wembley to ‘Clean for the Queen’
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A park in Wembley got a royal clean up with a visit today from HRH The Duke of Gloucester to encourage residents to ‘Clean for the Queen’.
Prince Richard joined pupils from Park Lane Primary School in Park Lane, to pick up litter in King Edward Park as part of a campaign by Keep Britain Tidy to clear up the country ahead of The Queen’s official 90th birthday in June.
The Duke, who is a first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II and 24th in line to the throne, said: “If we can use Clean For The Queen to make people think about the damage that litter can do, it will be a very valuable exercise.
“I know it will give great pleasure to Her Majesty to know that her birthday has created something so wonderful which will help us to all look after our beautiful country.”
Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of the council, who with Brent mayor Cllr Lesley Jones joined the Duke and pupils, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the Duke to Brent and showcase what is taking place in Brent to mark The Queen’s official 90th birthday.
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“The school children loved him. He gave them a small talk about keeping their home town clean and tidy. He also had the opportunity to try out one of our great outdoor gyms too.”
The Duke’s visit coincides with a number of clean-up events this weekend organised by individuals, volunteer groups, local councils and schools, including a litter pick tomorrow on Willesden High Road.
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Those interested in attending should meet outside Sainsbury’s at 2pm on the High Road.
Cllr Eleanor Southwood, Brent Council’s cabinet member for the environment, said: “It’s great to see Brent residents doing their bit this weekend to Clean for the Queen. Making our streets cleaner and greener is a key aim of our ‘Love where you live’ campaign to put the pride back into Brent.
“Residents can also help to keep Brent clean and tidy by downloading our Cleaner Brent app at brent.gov.uk/cleanerbrent to report litter and illegally dumped rubbish.”