2014 was a big year for Wyedean as it saw it celebrating 50 years of manufacturing in Haworth. To commemorate this special occasion, Wyedean received a royal visit from HRH Princess Anne on the 27th February 2015. This memorable event was greeted with open arms from the staff at Wyedean, who were most honoured to meet The Princess Royal. Princess Anne and many local dignitaries were given a guided tour of Wyedean, many of whom showed particular interest in the traditional textile mill from which Wyedean has operated for many years. The Princess Royal spoke knowledgably to Wyedean’s Managing Director, Robin Wright and impressed with her enthusiasm and vast knowledge of Wyedean’s products, many of which she has actually worn. Princess Anne expressed a particular interest in the saddlery items and hand embroidery. If you are interested to see more information from the royal visit. Check out the newspaper article in the Telegraph and Argus here.
In 2001 the Duke of Kent came to visit Wyedean. It was a great honour for the company to receive a Royal Visit, which was also attended by many local dignitaries. The Duke of Kent was given a tour around the factory by Managing Director, Robin Wright and was able to see many items in production such as waist sashes, which he himself has worn for events such as the Queen’s Birthday Parade. This special occasion was the first Royal Visits to Wyedean, and has recently followed by a visit from HRH Princess Anne in 2015.