Prince Andrew, Duke of York Visits York And Tadcaster And Speaks To Flood Victims



Story by Victoria Prest and Alex Ross in The Press.


WHEN Prince Andrew walked into Zoe Devine’s butchers it would have been hard for him to imagine the devastation which greeted the town on Boxing Day.

Dressed in warm clothing and surrounded by bare counters and salvaged equipment, the owner of Devine Meats put on a brave face as the Duke of York visited her Tadcaster shop.

The sixth in line to the throne was visiting the stricken town as part of a tour of flood hit areas, and brought a much-needed boost to a place which has been through so much trauma in the last 13 days.

“It’s very uplifting for a town that’s on it’s knees,” explained Mrs Devine. “It gives people a lift in hard times.”

“He was absolutely lovely and a pleasure.

“He asked us about the floods and how everybody has pulled together, and was genuinely interested about what was going on.”


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