Pippa Middleton officially opens the new-look Royal Berkshire shop
Following a major 4-week refurbishment, the all-new shop at the Royal Berkshire was officially opened by Pippa Middleton on Tuesday 21 April.
The award-winning shooting school, which was founded in 1991, has completely overhauled its 1,000 square feet shop to incorporate new and unusual brands such as pheasant feather artist Clare Brownlow, jewellery from BVS, personalised vintage maps from Atlas & I plus tweed clothing from Really Wild, luxury leather goods from Pioneros, Croots and Life of Riley and handmade scented candles from Josephine Montagu. The shop also stocks stalwart brands such as Schoffel, Le Chameau and photographer Charles Sainsbury-Plaice.
On cutting the ribbon, Pippa said: “I am thrilled to be able to attend this event. The shop is a great asset to Berkshire and I am immensely thankful to the RBSS team for supporting the Mary Hare School for deaf children, as their donation will go towards the Sink or Swim Appeal to renovate the swimming pool and changing facilities. ”
Mary Hare’s principal Peter Gale added: “I am pleased to receive a cheque for £1000 from the Royal Berkshire Shooting School. We depend on fundraising and donations to support the maintenance and development of the facilities, which meets the needs of 230 deaf young people from around the UK. I would like to thank Miss Middleton and the Royal Berkshire Shooting School for their continuing support.”
Managing Director Dylan Williams added: “We are delighted that Pippa was able to attend today. She lives locally and is a great ambassador for the rural community. Many of the brands we are now stocking are exclusive to RBSS and not available on the high street – we wanted to offer something exceptional and have worked hard to create a unique shopping experience.”