Prince Andrew visits Castleford factory

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THE Duke of York made a flying visit to a Castleford factory today as part of a whistle stop tour of Yorkshire.

Prince Andrew paid Burberry’s Albion Street site a visit this afternoon in his role promoting British trade overseas and in the UK.

The royal helicopter landed at Pontefract racecourse at around 3pm to allow the duke to make the short trip to the fashion house.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The Duke of York is an official representative of international trade and investment which is a business role he continues to do.

“He is at Burberry as a senior member of the royal family promoting British business in the UK and overseas.

“He looks at helping to promote the idea of apprenticeships and as Burberry is a British manufacturer, he came to see what’s happening at the factory.

“It is a company he’s had a long term relationship with.”

The spokesman confirmed Prince Andrew made the stop as part of royal engagements across the region today, which included presenting medals to members of the 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment.