The Princess Royal visits Stephen Walters & Sons and David Walters Fabrics in Sudbury
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The Princess Royal was presented with a one-of-a-kind scarf during her visit to an historic silk mill in Sudbury.
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.”