HRH The Princess Royal’s former school celebrates Platinum Jubilee

Benenden School enjoyed a whole school street party in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Benenden School’s central green was awash with red, white and blue as hundreds of students and staff enjoyed a street party for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the final afternoon before half-term. Students were in non-uniform to raise funds in aid of Ukrainian refugees.

Her Majesty the Queen is the illustrious boarding school’s most famous former parent, having chosen Benenden School to educate her daughter, HRH The Princess Royal, in the 1960s. The School is honoured that HRH The Princess Royal is now the school’s Founders Patron and President of The Benenden Society.

With the Union Flag flying above the school buildings and, fittingly, the sun shining strongly, the school enjoyed a delicious barbecue, thanks to Benenden’s catering team, with the headmistress helping to serve the cake.

Benenden School pupils with cakes

Headmistress Samantha Price said: “We are incredibly proud of our association with the Royal Family and we would like to congratulate Her Majesty on her magnificent 70-year reign. As a girls’ school, we regularly aim to inspire our students with strong female role models and I can think of no better example than Her Majesty to inspire the next generation of young women.

“Friday’s party was a wonderful way to bid farewell to the students for half-term and was a joyous celebration of this historic occasion. The Platinum Jubilee celebrations were an occasion none of us will ever forget.”

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