HRH The Duke of Gloucester welcomed by Audley Mote House

Posted in News on 4th April 2014

HRH The Duke of Gloucester welcomed by Audley Mote House

  • The Duke is the latest in a stream of prestigious Royal visitors and occupiers of Mote House and the Park in which it sits

     

    Audley Mote House, the luxury retirement village in Bearsted Kent, welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester to the village and the surrounding Mote Park. The Duke was invited to meet the Mote Park Fellowship volunteers in the Grade II* listed manor house and was hosted by the CEO of Audley Retirement Villages, Nick Sanderson.

     

    During his visit The Duke planted a commemorative tree in front of Mote House to mark his visit. The Duke chose to visit The Mote Park Fellowship at Audley Mote House as part of a tour which took in three establishments around the Borough on 2nd April, including the opening of the new Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery.

     

    Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley Retirement said: “It is a great honour to have welcomed a member of the Royal family to Audley Mote House to meet the invaluable Mote Park Fellowship volunteers. We trust that The Duke enjoyed his visit and would be privileged to welcome him back in the future.”

     

    The visit is the latest in a long line of royal occupiers and visitors of where Mote House is now situated. Most notably, Elizabeth Woodville, the Queen during 1465 until 1483, who lived on the site where Audley Mote House now sits, and the beautiful countryside of Mote Park offered her refuge. The house has also had visits from King George III and Prime Minister William Pitt who inspected troops gathered there ahead of an invasion by Napoleon I in 1799.