Do you remember when Prince Philip visited Havering?

PUBLISHED: 14:21 05 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:21 05 May 2017

Prince Philiip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philiip, Duke of Edinburgh


As news broke yesterday that the Duke of Edinburgh will no longer be carrying out royal engagements, the Recorder looks back at when he visited the borough.

Her Majesty meeting 12-year-old former Towie star Amy Childs during her visit to Havering in 2013.Her Majesty meeting 12-year-old former Towie star Amy Childs during her visit to Havering in 2013.

The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, made a special trip to Havering in 2003 where they were greeted by thousands of cheering residents for Her Majesty’s first tour of Romford and Hornchurch.

The royal couple visited Romford Market and greeted well-wishers, schoolchildren and stallholders.

Among the crowds of people was former The Only Way is Essex star Amy Childs when she was 12-years-old, who met and presented the Queen with a bouquet of flowers.

During their tour, they also visited Redden Court School, in Cotswold Road, Harold Wood, Queen’s Theatre, in Billet Lane, Hornchurch, to unveil a plaque which launched the theatre’s 50th celebrations and the new HQ for the Havering Association for Voluntary and Community Organisations, in Eastern Avenue, Romford.

Do you remember meeting Prince Philip when he visited Havering? Send us your pictures and memories to

Related articles

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Romford Recorder