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We have been covering the remarkable story of the little village that got a visit from Royalty today, and just because they asked.
When volunteers were fixing up the garden at Langley Park Primary in County Durham, they decided to aim high in trying to get someone to officially open it - and it worked.
You can watch the full report from Gregg Easteal below.
The Duke of Edinburgh declared himself to be "the world's most experienced plaque unveiler" as he officially opened a school garden in County Durham.
Prince Philip made the trip to Langley Park Primary School in County Durham by helicopter and was greeted by cheering children and parents.
The Duke came to open the school's Royal Garden, which has been completed by pupils and volunteers.
After being given a tour he was asked to unveil a plaque, and turned to the children and said:
He was also presented with a book compiled by the children as well as a lamp, which he said would be useful to him in the dark.
The visit was arranged after a teacher at the school wrote to the Duke and asked if he would visit.
The Duke of Edinburgh has arrived in Langley Park for a royal visit to a local primary school.
The Duke of Edinburgh is visiting the North East to open a new 'Royal Garden' at a primary school in Langley Park.
He has been invited to Langley Park Primary School to open the garden, which has been built by volunteers, and to meet children from the school.