Royal Visit To St Eval Candle Company
April 19, 2013
We were thrilled to welcome the HRH the Duchess of Gloucester to our farm and workshop this Wednesday.
“We were delighted to show HRH The Duchess of Gloucester how we make our candles here at St Eval,” said managing director Ian Greaves. “The whole team were thrilled at the time and interest the she showed whilst here and it was a pleasure to hear how much she enjoys burning our candles at home.”
The Duchess spent more than an hour here and made a point of meeting all staff and learning about the processes used to create our candles. She even lent a hand to straighten wicks.
We first learned of the royal visit when we received a letter from Colonel Edward Bolitho, the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, in September of last year advising that the Duchess would like to pay a visit when she was next in the county. The visit is thought to be the first official royal visit that the St Eval parish has received.