Cambridgeshire’s Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet takes part in royal visit

Eleanor Phipps spoke with Prince Charles while she was supporting the Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Julie Spence OBE QPM, during a Royal visit to a new laboratory.

Cadet Sgt Major Eleanor Phipps was appointed Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets in May last year, a role which has given her insights into civic life. 

“I had an amazing experience of meeting Prince Charles today. Being able to talk to His Royal Highness and explore the facilities and initiatives of the work of this ground-breaking laboratory was incredible,” said Eleanor. 

“I have so much gratitude for my appointment as a Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet and for opening these experiences to me,” she added.

The cadet, from the St Ives detachment of the Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force, supported the Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Julie Spence OBE QPM for the visit. 

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles visited the Whittle Laboratory in Cambridge as Royal Founding Patron of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). 

The Whittle Laboratory, based at Cambridge University, was opened in 1973 by Sir Frank Whittle, whose original designs led to the development of the systems used today to power huge aircraft over long distances. The New Whittle Laboratory will be home to the National Centre for Propulsion and Power and is due to open in 2022 with funding from the Aerospace Technology Institute.

Press coverage of the event by Cambridge Evening News and local TV included pictures and video featuring Cadet Sgt Major Phipps. 

Eleanor has attended a number of other visits:

  • The Duke of Gloucester’s visit to Radical Sportscars
  • HM The Queen’s visit to NIAB
  • The Duke of York’s Visit to the University of Cambridge’s Department of Civil Engineering
  • The Princess Royal’s Visit to Hotel Chocolat.

The Lord-Lieutenant appoints her Cadets from Uniformed Youth Organisations with a term of office lasting twelve months. 

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