Duchess tries out being a 'spy' at Bletchley Park

The Duchess of Cambridge was sent signals similar to those sent out by the enemy and interpreted at 'spy school' Bletchley Park during the Second World War.

The Duchess of Cambridge tries her hand at being a spy at Bletchley Park.
The Duchess of Cambridge tries her hand at being a spy at Bletchley Park. Credit: ITV News

Her grandmother Valerie Glassborow worked at the famous site as a civilian member of staff, probably a duty officer, with her twin sister Mary.

The Duchess is sent a signal and attempts to decode radio messages sent from the enemy as she tours the Park.
The Duchess is sent a signal and attempts to decode radio messages sent from the enemy as she tours the Park. Credit: ITV News

Kate's visit marked a year-long restoration project at the Buckinghamshire site.

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Duchess meets grandmother's colleague at Bletchley Park

The Duchess of Cambridge has visited Bletchley Park today where she met a code-breaker who worked with her grandmother. Valerie Glassborow, Kate's grandmother, worked at the famous 'spy school' during World War Two.