Bletchley Park had a royal visitor this morning

HRH Prince Michael of Kent visited Bletchley Park, the site of World War Two codebreaking, this morning.

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 2:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th April 2016, 3:43 pm

He spent two hours touring the huts and blocks where the Government Code and Cypher School broke enemy codes and ciphers throughout WW2, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict.

“It was an honour to welcome Prince Michael of Kent. Like all visitors to Bletchley Park, His Royal Highness felt strongly the significance of what happened here during WW2,” said Sir John Scarlett, Chairman of the Bletchley Park Trust.

“It inspires the entire site.”

Prince Michael also took the opportunity to tour three exhibitions in Block C; Secrets Revealed, which gives visitors an overview of the Bletchley Park story, Secrecy and Security - Keeping Safe Online, an exploration of cybersecurity in partnership with McAfee, and The Road to Bletchley Park which delves into the untold story of codebreaking during World War One, soon to be extended.

The royal visit also took in the iconic Victorian Mansion and restored wooden huts, where visitors immerse themselves in wartime atmosphere, walking in the Codebreakers’ footsteps while learning about their remarkable achievements.