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Prince becomes theatre's patron
Hall for Cornwall stage
The theatre attracts about 180,000 people a year
The Earl of Wessex has become the new Royal Patron of the Hall for Cornwall in Truro.

Prince Edward's appointment follows his attendance at the venue's 10th anniversary gala last October.

The prince, the youngest child of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, works with a number of charities, particularly the arts, sport and young people.

The venue is used for a wide variety of shows and attracts about 180,000 theatre and concert-goers a year.

Hall Director Tim Brinkman said: "We are absolutely delighted that the Earl of Wessex has agreed to be our patron.

"His support of the arts is well known and I can think of no-one better to be our patron."

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