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Prince Edward thanks local emergency services for ‘Operation London Bridge’

Prince Edward lauded the local emergency services for flawlessly carrying out ‘Operation London Bridge’

By Web Desk
October 07, 2022

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Prince Edward lauded the local emergency services for flawlessly carrying out ‘Operation London Bridge’ following Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

The Earl of Wessex recently visited Newcastle city centre to greet locals who provided their services during the funeral procession of the monarch.

He spent time with five pupils from Hotspur Primary School during his tour of Newcastle City Library, Northumberland Street and Brunswick Methodist Church.

Prince Edward met with the police, ambulance, fire and rescue services as well as charity figures in links with the Salvation Army and the British Red Cross.

During her conversation with ChronicleLive, local authority figure Helen Hinds said: “We are all part of the local resilience partnership and we have been working for years to prepare for Operation London Bridge.”

She added: “He asked whether the plan had worked well and we were able to tell him that all of the hard work that had gone into it had definitely paid off.

“We also told him of the reaction from our communities, with lots of people of all ages having attended the proclamation.”