Peter Jones, businessman and entrepreneur

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:48:00 BST

Peter Jones, businessman and entrepreneur...

...offered his congratulations to HRH The Duke of York, KG, on his installation as Chancellor of the University.

The installation of His Royal Highness took place during the second of the day’s graduation ceremonies.  First, the Duke of York received an Honorary Doctorate of the University and he received a tribute from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan CBE.

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.

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!

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