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Royal joy for Brighton school pupils
11:31am Thursday 5th July 2012 in News
Buy this photo » Sophie Countess of Wessex meets Lana Cracknell at Brighton College
Little Lana Cracknell was overjoyed to meet Sophie, Countess of Wessex during a royal visit to Brighton.
Lana, six, is a Year 1 pupil at Brighton College’s pre-prep school.
She joined her friends and fellow pupils at the college’s new Diamond Jubilee Pavilion at New Ground in East Brighton Park.
When Sophie and her husband, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, heard about it they were eager to open it.
A school spokeswoman said that they were delighted the couple visited.
She said: “Lana was so pleased she managed to curtsy properly and hand over her posy.
“The Countess of Wessex and the Earl of Wessex were lovely and we were pleased they visited.
“We were very grateful and everyone had a wonderful time.”