HRH The Duke of York installed as Chancellor

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:01:00 BST

Retiring Chancellor Sir Patrick Stewart receives Chancellor Emeritus title and welcomes The Duke to Huddersfield

WHEN he was ceremonially installed as Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, pledged that he would be “hands-on” in the role and that he would continue the legacy of his predecessor, Sir Patrick Stewart.  He finished by urging the ex-Star Trek actor to “Live long and prosper” – a catchphrase from the series – and even gave Mr Spock’s Vulcan salute!

At the same ceremony, Sir Patrick – who relinquished the Chancellorship after 11 years – received the title Chancellor Emeritus and said this was a “delightful and happy solution” that meant he could retain his close connection with the University.

In the video you can view highlights of the whole ceremony, the moment HRH The Duke of York, KG, was installed as the new University Chancellor and the Vulcan salute given to Sir Patrick Stewart from His Royal Highness.

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