THOUSANDS of Beckenham school pupils were delighted last week when a member of the royal family dropped in for a visit.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, came by Langley Park School for Boys, South Eden Park Road, to unveil a new building worth £38 million.
The prince enjoyed a tour of school, including a display put together by the history society, followed by an unveiling ceremony in the performance hall.
Head teacher Steve Parsons said: "It was a fantastic occasion, very fitting for what is a fantastic new building.
"The prince seemed to enjoy himself very much. He said he was very impressed with what he had seen.
"It was a fantastic occasion for the pupils to meet him. He was a very friendly and very supportive guy."
- UPDATE: Met Office issue warning of snow and ice today across south east England
- Girl, 17, hit by Mercedes car in Wickham Lane, Plumstead
- Vintage film sparks hunt for mysterious Crayford ladies pictured in the 60s
- Vivienne Westwood comes to Bexley
- Woman, 65, released without charge after Sydenham DJ murder