The Countess of Wessex spent several hours in Southwark on Monday morning visiting a hostel in Borough Road and on a guided tour of Southwark Cathedral.
The Countess arriving at Friendship House
The royal visitor is greeted by the Mayor of Southwark Cllr Anne Yates and Simon Hughes MP
The Countess prepares to unveil a plaque to mark the event
The Countess is greeted by the Very Revd Colin Slee, Dean of Southwark, and head verger Paul Timms
The Dean introduces the Countess to the assembled representatives of the Friends of Southwark Cathedral
The Countess examines the Shakespeare Memorial (Photo: Diocese of Southwark)
The Bishop of Southwark (left) chats to the royal guest in the Cathedral library (Photo: Diocese of Southwark)