THE VISIT OF HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to the High House Production Park in Purfleet gave a royal seal of approval to the jewel in the Thurrock renaissance’s crown.
The royal couple visited the whole site including the National Skills Academy (NSA) and the the Royal Opera House Workshops during their visit.
They arrived and were met by a number of dignitaries including Thurrock MP, Jackie Doyle-Price, Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh, chief executive of the High House Production Park, Andrea Stark, chief executive of Thurrock Council, Graham Farrant and many others.
From there, the royal couple went into the NSA and saw first hand, the work of the students from South Essex College as well as the magnificent facilities on hand.
They were then introduced to members of key organisations that are part of the infrastructure of the HHPP including the Royal Opera education team, Thurrock Council, Thurrock Community Chorus and the HHPP artists.