Royal touch as Earl and Countess of Wessex visit Canine Partners

C120774-1 Mid Earl  phot kate'' The Earl and Countess of Wessex saying farewell to Janet Whipp with Kelda who fell asleep before the end of the visit.C120774-1
C120774-1 Mid Earl phot kate'' The Earl and Countess of Wessex saying farewell to Janet Whipp with Kelda who fell asleep before the end of the visit.C120774-1

Puppies starting their training at Canine Partners made a new friend when the Earl and Countess of Wessex visited the charity’s national centre at Heyshott today (Friday)

The countess got up close and cuddly to the young students and asked: “Which one am I going to have?”

The royal couple were in West Sussex on behalf of the Queen to mark her diamond jubilee. They were introduced to Canine Partners officials, staff and volunteers as well as disabled people who told them how their lives had been changed by having an assistance dog.

The Earl and Countess went on to the Weald and Downland Museum at Singleton, and two engagements in Chichester this afternoon.