The Princess Royal visits Stephen Walters & Sons and David Walters Fabrics in Sudbury

Jenny Kipling speaking to The Princess Royal during her tour of Stephen Walters & Sons and David Wal

Jenny Kipling speaking to The Princess Royal during her tour of Stephen Walters & Sons and David Walters Fabrics. Picture: ANT JONES PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

The Princess Royal was presented with a one-of-a-kind scarf during her visit to an historic silk mill in Sudbury.

The Princess Royal is presented with a gift at Sudbury silk mill. Picture: ANT JONES PHOTOGRAPHY

The Princess Royal is presented with a gift at Sudbury silk mill. Picture: ANT JONES PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

The Royal guest, who is president of the UK Fashion and Textiles Association, was taken on a tour of Stephen Walters & Sons and David Walters Fabrics today.

The company, which is coming up for its 300-year anniversary, has a long-standing relationship with The Royal Family.

Silk woven by the firm was used in the Princess Royal and Princess Diana’s wedding dresses, as well as The Queen’s Coronation robes and coach in 1952, and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s robes which he wore for the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Julius Walters, managing director and the tenth generation of the Walters family to run the business, said: “We’re very proud of our lengthy and illustrious heritage, our place at the forefront of luxury textile production and cutting-edge design capabilities.”

Kevin Murcott, The Princess Royal and Julius Walters. Picture: ANT JONES PHOTOGRAPHY

Kevin Murcott, The Princess Royal and Julius Walters. Picture: ANT JONES PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

The Princess Royal with Jim Boyles, Marina Boyles, Julius Walters, the Princess's Lady in Waiting, D

The Princess Royal with Jim Boyles, Marina Boyles, Julius Walters, the Princess's Lady in Waiting, Deputy Lieutenant Mark Pendlington and Sarah Thornely. Picture: ANT JONES PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant


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