Prince Andrew pulls out of school trip due to bad weather
Britain’s Prince Andrew was forced to pull out of his trip to Sevenoaks School in Kent yesterday morning (01.03.16).
The 56-year-old royal – the second eldest son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip – was due to fly by helicopter to the school for its Science Week, which attracts visits from around 9,000 school children in the area, but had no choice but to cancel his visit due to “adverse weather conditions.”
According to the Sevenoaks Chronicle, the Prince was set to appear with iDEA, an initiative to support young digital entrepreneurs, but was told he couldn’t fly due to heavy rain.
The royal was no doubt devastated he couldn’t get to the school as he had tweeted just the day before saying he couldn’t wait to jump in on the science action.
He wrote on his official Twitter account: “Looking forward to attending @SevenoaksSchool @WeekofScience #InnovationWeek2016 with @idea_award tomorrow! (sic).”
Meanwhile, although he wasn’t able to make it to Sevenoaks, it’s believed Andrew will still manage to make his other engagements in the south-east region – Medway and Brighton – today (02.03.16) as the weather has cleared.