Duchess of Cambridge visits Bletchley Park

The Duchess of Cambridge is meeting a code-breaker who worked with her grandmother when she visits Bletchley Park.

Duchess retraces grandmother's footsteps at Bletchley Park

The Duchess of Cambridge has been retracing her grandmother's footsteps during a visit to Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes.

She was there to mark the completion of an £8m, year-long restoration project to create a visitor centre and new exhibitions.

The Duchess's grandmother, Valerie Glassborow, worked alongside the codebreakers in the 1940s.

Matthew Hudson's report contains flash photography.

Duchess of Cambridge visits historic Bletchley Park

The Duchess in Milton Keynes today Credit: ITV News Anglia
The Duchess meeting Lady Marion Body Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Duchess of Cambridge has heard stories about her grandmother's wartime role at the famous Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes - home of the code-breakers.

Lady Marion Body, friend of Kate's grandmother Valerie Glassborow, described how as young women they worked together.

She confessed that their job was "tedious" but said they were young women who still managed to have fun.

The pair met when the Duchess toured Bletchley Park to see the results of a major £8 million restoration project that have returned the derelict huts back to their wartime appearance.

The Duchess listening to stories about her grandmother Credit: ITV News Anglia

Miss Glassborow, as she was known before marrying Kate's grandfather Peter Middleton, was a civilian member of staff along with her twin sister Mary at the Government Code and Cypher School and worked in Hut 16, now restored Hut 6.

Meeting and greeting children waiting outside Credit: ITV News Anglia

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Duchess arrives at Bletchley Park

The Duchess meeting and greeting at Bletchley Park. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at Bletchley Park to tour the site following a year-long restoration project.

The success of the centre's code-breakers are credited with shortening the war by two years.

The £8 million Heritage Lottery Fund restoration project has also created a visitor centre, and new exhibitions and interactive displays at the site.

Duchess of Cambridge visiting Bletchley Park

Some of the press awaiting the arrival of the Duchess of Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Duchess of Cambridge is meeting a code-breaker who worked with her grandmother at Bletchley Park when she visits the famous site.

Kate's tour of the park will mark the completion of a year-long restoration project which has also created new visitor facilities.

The Duchess' paternal grandmother Valerie Glassborow was a civilian member of staff at Bletchley Park where her twin sister Mary was also employed.

The success of the centre's code-breakers are credited with shortening the war by two years.

An £8 million Heritage Lottery Fund restoration project has also created a visitor centre, and new exhibitions and interactive displays at the site.