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Duke’s royal visit

PUBLISHED: 17:48 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:26 25 August 2010

A DUKE visited a bombed-out chapel to raise awareness of the rich and varied heritage of the capital.

A DUKE visited a bombed-out chapel to raise awareness of the rich and varied heritage of the capital.

The Duke of Gloucester, Richard Alexander Walter George, visited St George's Chapel, Grand Depot Road, Woolwich, last Wednesday afternoon.

The youngest grandson of George V and first cousin to the Queen, visited four sites in the capital, as part of his role as commissioner for English Heritage.

The Woolwich chapel was bombed in 1944 and remains as the Royal Artillery Victoria Cross and George Cross Memorial.

The design of the original chapel was based on the Italinate parish church in Wilton, Wiltshire, which was the brainchild of the neo-Gothic British architect James Wyatt.

Now the Heritage of London Trust has given a grant to help towards the restoration of the mosaics, which form the Victoria Cross and George Cross Memorial.

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