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Another Royal adds to photographer’s collection

Published 16th Oct 2015 by Rebecca Walker

Local photographer and Chamber member, Bruce Fitzgerald took one step closer to his Royal photograph collection last month at the Orangebox Royal visit.

Bruce Fitzgerald, of Halifax is a well-known photographer in the area and is regularly commissioned by newspapers, PR and marketing agencies for his photography work. But last month’s event took him one step closer to achieving a personal goal. Bruce was appointed by Orangebox director, Emily Pearson to photograph the visit of Prince Edward. Bruce's photography was sponsored by independent department store, Harveys of Halifax.

Prince Edward visited Orangebox, a £3.9 million state-of-the-art young people’s Centre in Halifax on the 9th September. He arrived by helicopter and spent the afternoon being given an insight into young people’s engagement and a tour of the facilities at the award-winning Centre.

Bruce spent the afternoon capturing images of the Prince and other guests; he commented, “The Prince was pleasant and interesting. He came across well and I even asked him if he would like a go skateboarding!”

Emily Pearson, Director of Orangebox commented “We had a wonderful afternoon with Prince Edward and it’s a real honour to have him visit us.

Bruce did a fantastic job of capturing the visit and the shots show how relaxed and engaged the Prince was with the people and projects at the Centre.”

As a result of the event, Bruce almost has a ‘full set’ of the Royal Family, having previously photographed Princess Anne, Prince Charles and Princess Beatrice. 


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