Last Friday was a wonderful day for Dents! HRH The Princess Royal honoured the company by visiting our brand new £4 million factory complex in Warminster, Wiltshire, and officially opening the new head offices with the unveiling of a plaque. 

After days of rain and biting winds, the skies cleared and at 9.50am sharp the Royal helicopter soared over the building. Minutes later HRH The Princess Royal arrived at Dents and the visit had begun!

HRH The Princess Royal visiting Dents' new head offices

Our Creative Director Deborah Moore hosted the visit, and after early introductions, she accompanied the Princess Royal to various departments within the company, including the factory, the design department and our fascinating museum.

The Princess Royal stopping to talk to Dents members of staff

The Princess Royal stopped to talk to many members of staff, and was particularly interested in meeting the leather selectors and hand sewers in the factory, and learning about Dents 2012 Collections from the design team. She chatted to many of Dents’ longest serving employees, and met a number of guests, including Dents overseas agents Mr Nagabuchi from Japan, Mr Kenny Kang from Korea and Ms Carole De Schepper from Belgium.

The Princess Royal speaking to Dents' overseas agents

The museum was of particular interest to The Princess Royal, especially the photograph of the visit of His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, to Dents in 1923, the Coronation Glove made for Queen Elizabeth II, and also the gloves worn by Queen Elizabeth I and Lord Nelson.

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