Luton Airport - By Royal Appointment

30 July 2019, 19:09 | Updated: 30 July 2019, 19:12

Princess Anne

HRH The Princess Royal visited the airport today to look around the newly transformed Luton Airport terminal and meet staff.

During the visit, Her Royal Highness unveiled a new mural to mark the building's regeneration.

The mural creates a set of wings with each feather representing every woman who works at Luton Airport.

The mural was presented to the Princess by a group of local Girl Guides, Brownies and Rainbows.

Her Royal Highness also met women who work across the airport and met with members of the airport’s Protective Security Team, and their dogs.

HRH was given a tour of the airport’s control tower, retracing her steps of 24 years ago, when she came to mark its completion in 1995.

Alberto Martin, CEO of London Luton Airport said:

"We were delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness to the airport. The visit was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the transformation of the airport, and it’s a testament to the hard work of all our staff that the airport is as successful as it is today."

HM Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis said:

"We are proud of the work being carried out at our airport to transform the experience for visitors and it is a genuine pleasure to welcome HRH The Princess Royal to meet some of the people who are involved in this important transformation.

Her visit is a great honour and has caused great delight to both the adults and children she met."

Princess Anne's schedule also included a visit to the Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park at Marston Vale forest.

The day included meeting members of the Forest Team and Volunteers, before planting a tree and unveiling a plaque in their new Forest Shelter.