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Cornwall's Lord Lieutenant presents british empire medals to five local community heroes

Five people awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours attended a special ceremony at Mount Edgcumbe House on Monday 13 November where Colonel Edward Bolitho, The Lord Lieutenant and Her Majesty’s representative for The Queen in Cornwall thanked each of them for their service to their communities.

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During the ceremony in the beautiful surroundings of Mount Edgcumbe Country House and Park, hosted by the Chairman of Cornwall Council, Councillor Mary May, Colonel Edward Bolitho presented medals to people awarded the BEM in the Queen’s Birthday honours in front of their family and friends.  The ceremony was the first to be held in East Cornwall.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall made their annual visit to the South West of England from Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st July, 2017. Their Royal Highnesses carried out 13 engagements over three days and met hundreds of people from across Devon and Cornwall as they celebrated the work of local charities, businesses and community groups. The Prince also undertook a number of private visits to Duchy farming tenants and  view community developments. The public programme also included a number of highlights featuring the Duchy of Cornwall.