rince Edward met a group of Exeter University students during his visit to Exeter last Saturday.
The Royal attended a military service at Exeter Cathedral in remembrance of the 43 Brigade’s efforts during the Second World War.
All members of Exeter University’s Officer Training Corps (EUOTC), the students had the opportunity to meet and speak with the Prince during his visit.
EUOTC member and third-year student Fleur Peoples told Exeposé: “It was a very unexpected and surreal experience but lovely to have the chance to talk to the Prince. He was very engaging and down to earth.”
The EUOTC officer cadets escorted the Lord Lieutenants in attendance at the ceremony and paid their respects to those that served in the brigade.
Tom Conlon, also a member of the EUOTC and in his second year at the University, commented: “I was able to have a really good chat with Prince Edward. He was interested in the EUOTC and how it fits into university life.”
Officer Training Corps operate in a number of UK universities and present university students with the opportunity to partake in military exercises and adventurous training alongside their studies.
Exeter is no stranger to royal visits this month, with Prince Harry having attended a Rugby World Cup match in Exeter’s Sandy Park just last week.