Do you remember when Prince Harry visited Suffolk?
- Credit: Andy Abbott
He is in the news after Buckingham Palace confirmed he and his wife Meghan would not return as working Royals - but do you remember the times the Duke of Sussex visited Suffolk?
Prince Harry visited the county several times as part of his official Royal duties, not least in his role as Honorary Air Commandant at RAF Honington, near Bury St Edmunds.
Photos from our archives show he visited the base several times, with the Army veteran dressed in uniform to watch a training exercise in 2010 before presenting service commendations to personnel a couple of years later.
He also visited Honington in 2017, where he was pictured inspecting a Guard of Honour.
However, his duties also saw him visit other parts of the county.
You may also want to watch:
He met local dignitaries on a visit to the young person's charity Inspire Suffolk in 2014, where he stayed to play a game of rugby with the children.
In 2017, he also visited the Headway brain injury charity and, in 2014, he made a memorable visit to the Suffolk Show.
- 1 Derelict Suffolk railway crossing cottage up for auction
- 2 East Suffolk village garage to be rebuilt as part of homes plan
- 3 Map reveals raw sewage overflow into Suffolk rivers
- 4 Kieron Dyer in hospital undergoing tests
- 5 West Suffolk restaurant named among best in the country
- 6 Rail services affected after person hit by train
- 7 'I'm just gobsmacked': east Suffolk pub receives £96,000 grant in Budget
- 8 Asda and Amazon urgently recall items due to safety concerns
- 9 A14 reopens after HGV crashes into central reservation
- 10 Donacien's 'feeling the love' after returning from the Ipswich Town shadows
It is no longer clear when the Duke will next return to Suffolk now that he has relinquished his military and Commonwealth patronages, as he and Meghan earn their own money in the United States.
The Queen has confirmed the pair will not "continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service".
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "Following conversations with the Duke, the Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.
"The honorary military appointments and Royal patronages held by the Duke and Duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of The Royal Family."
Military veterans in Suffolk have spoken of their sadness at Prince Harry losing his honorary RAF Honington role in particular, with Ken Rowbottom, chairman of Suffolk RBL, saying: "It's rather sad that he's had to give up all these titles, which he loved doing."
If these photos bring back memories, email email@example.com
To order photos, visit our website or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.