BBC Sussex is today pleased to announce a list of 50 gifts for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, on the day of the couple’s first visit to the County.
The 50 gifts idea came about as part of our celebration of 50 years of BBC Local Radio from Brighton.
The items all have a connection to East and West Sussex and include a signed cricket bat from Sussex Cricket Club, a copy of the classic 1948 movie Brighton Rock, two engraved wine glasses from Arundel Castle and a book charting the history of Butlins in Bognor Regis. Bognor Regis is one of four stops for the royal couple today, along with Chichester, Brighton and Peacehaven.
Assistant Editor and presenter Mark Carter, who came up with the idea, said “As soon as the news came through that Sussex was to have a new Duke and Duchess, we wanted to do something to welcome them to our County in style. I’m hugely grateful to the many listeners who got in touch to share their suggestions and to all of those who donated the gifts.”
The items will soon be going on public display before being delivered to Kensington Palace.
Pictures of all of the items can be found here: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06msb5f/p06msc7f
BBC Sussex has coverage of the royal visit across the day, including presenter Allison Ferns following the couple on their journey around the County.