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The Prince of Wales And The Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Southend-on-Sea

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The future King and Queen-Consort visited Southend-on-Sea to celebrate the town receiving city status. It was announced the town would receive city status following the murder of conservative MP, Sir David Amess. He had served as a Member of Parliament since 1997 for Southend West. Amess was killed last October after being stabbed multiple times in a terrorist incident. He was treated at the scene but died from his injuries, his murderer will stand trial this month

was known for being at the centre of a long-running campaign to make Southend-on-Sea, the main town of his constituency, a city. On 18 October 2021, it was announced that Southend will be granted city status in his honour. He also campaigned for animal welfare, honouring Raoul Wallenberg and support for those suffering from endometriosis.

Prince Charles presented letters patent to the mayor of Southend to mark its city status. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended. an official council meeting to mark Southend-on-Sea becoming a City. The pair also met with members of the public who had gathered. Following the meeting, Their Royal Highnesses unveiled Southend-on-Sea’s new eco-friendly Pier Train, which has been named in after Sir David Amess MP.

Letters Patent are legal instruments issued by the monarch granting an office, right, title (in the peerage and baronetage), or status to a person and sometimes in regards to corporations and cities.

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