Royal seal of approval for Jewellery Quarter

HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall made a visit to the Jewellery Quarter after being invited by the group tasked with spearheading its regeneration.

The visit organised by the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) saw the royal couple tour Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery and the Prince went on a tour of the area.

As a memento of their visit, the Royal Highnesses left with a glittering keepsake after alumnus Jack Row – who graduated in 2009 and continues to work in the Quarter – presented them with limited edition handcrafted silver fountain pens.

David Mahony of PCPT Architects is the chair of the JQDT and hosted the workshop and gave the Prince a tour of the area. David said: “The Prince of Wales is a long-standing supporter of the Jewellery Quarter so this was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the work going on at the School of Jewellery and across the wider Jewellery Quarter.”

“During the visit he applauded the progress we have made in the regeneration of the Quarter in recent years and pledged his continued support as we strive to achieve our long-term aspirations for this fantastic part of Birmingham.”