The Duke of Gloucester Visited Wolverhampton Today!


The Duke of Gloucester came to Wolverhampton today to rededicate the statue of Prince Albert the consort to Queen Victoria, which has stood for 150 years in the City Centre.

The Duke declined to Knight the current City Mayor, as Queen Victoria had done  150 years ago!

I am sure our Mayor was disappointed at that! But the ceremony went well in cold damp weather. Wulfunians should be proud of our city, and its 1,000 years of history and the Duke of Gloucester’s visit representing the Queen was very much welcomed on this dark, dank and dismal day.


Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more