Prince Edward at Uni of Bath

Prince Edward will present an honourary degree to Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds in his first role as the new chancellor of the University of Bath.

Honours at University of Bath

Four-time gold medallist Ellie Simmonds is best known for her achievements in the swimming pool but today the face of the Paralympics received an altogether different honour.

It came courtesy of the University of Bath which has awarded her an honorary degree. Prince Edward made the presentation - his first duty as the university's new chancellor.

Richard Payne reports.

Honorary degree for Paralympic swimming star

Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds outside Bath Abbey this morning. Credit: ITV News West Country

Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds has received an honorary degree from the University of Bath.

The four-times gold medallist joined hundreds of dignitaries at Bath Abbey.

Prince Edward made the presentation in his first role as the new chancellor of the university.

Prince Edward outside Bath Abbey. Credit: ITV News West Country

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Prince Edward arrives for ceremony

Prince Edward arrives at Bath Abbey. Credit: ITV News West Country

Prince Edward has arrived at Bath Abbey ahead of his installation as University of Bath's Chancellor.

One of his first roles will be to present an honorary degree to Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds.

Countess of Wessex arrives at Bath Abbey

Countess of Wessex (third from left) arrives at Bath Abbey ahead of her husband's installation as University of Bath's Chancellor.

The Countess of Wessex has arrived at Bath Abbey ahead of her husband's installation as University of Bath's Chancellor.

Prince Edward is to present an honorary degree to Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds.

Paralympian Ellie in Bath

Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds is to receive an honourary degree from the University of Bath later this morning.

The four-times gold medallist will join hundreds of dignitaries at Bath Abbey. Prince Edward will make the presentation in his first role as new chancellor of the university.

Ellie Simmonds