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    Royal Wotton Bassett

    G Pollen

    by G Pollen

    Sunday 16th October 2011. The town was granted royal patronage in March 2011 by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of its role in the early 21st century military funeral repatriations, which passed through the town. This honour was officially conferred in a ceremony on 16th October 2011 by HRH The Princess Royal (Princess Ann) on behalf of HM The Queen - the first royal patronage to be conferred since 1909.