On Wednesday, 20 September, Sharon and Bernice joined volunteers from various charities across Devon to receive a Royal commendation from HRH Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, at a special breakfast event held at Coldharbour Mill in Uffculme.
The event was hosted by the Lord Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon, the King’s representative in the county. The event aimed to bring together some of the 4,000 Devon charities to discuss their challenges and how the Lieutenancy Office can help them.
The Duchess of Edinburgh, a patron of several charities, thanked the volunteers for their invaluable contribution to society and urged them to network with each other and local authorities and businesses to find solutions to some of the problems they face.
Here we have some photos of Sharon and Bernice from the day (see if you can spot them), as well as a lovely picture of HRH Sophie Duchess of Edinburgh with Martin Halse, CEO of Coldharbour Mill.
I can also spy Olympic 3-day Eventer Mary King in one of the pics too!