Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, was greeted with an enthusiastic reception by pupils when he paid a visit to Seal Primary Academy in Selsey.
The duke visited the school on Tuesday to mark its first anniversary as an academy.
Pupils sang to their special guest before he unveiled a plaque. He chatted to the students, and met a number of notable figures in the Selsey community.
Head teacher Matt Batchelor said the school was ‘proud’ to welcome the Duke of Kent.
He also visited Rolls-Royce in Westhampnett and the Weald and Downland Museum in Singleton.
For a full story and pictures of the royal visit, see this week’s Observer (Thursday 18).