Britain's Duchess of York

Britain's Duchess of York

The Duchess of York and her daughter Princess Eugenie helped celebrate the 90th anniversary of Stowe School.

Sarah Ferguson - fondly known as Fergie - and the 23-year-old British princess joined in the fun at the public school on the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire border on Friday (24.05.13), joining 2,500 guests at a music event where Supertramp frontman and former pupil Roger Hodgson performed.

All the money from the fund-raising was donated to the education facility's chosen charity Children in Crisis, which was celebrating its 20th anniversary since the duchess - who is the life president of the foundation - founded it.

Speaking to the crowd, she said: "Eugenie and I were both so moved by Stowe School and Roger Hodgson for giving us such a wonderful evening.

"Stowe School's 90th and Children in Crisis' 20th anniversaries. What better way than joy, laughter and happiness, all uniting for education of children, and for giving every child the right to be educated. I was and am deeply grateful for everyone that contributed to make it an evening not to forget."

The school's headmaster, Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, was thrilled at how well the concert went and was happy to see Roger again after the musician had attended Stowe as a child.

He said: "It was wonderful to welcome back one of most illustrious and creative musicians and Roger was thrilled to support Children in Crisis. When he sang 'Give A Little Bit' the audience stood up as one and everyone danced - including me."

On the Saturday (25.05.13), Prince Michael of Kent visited Stowe to give a speech and presented an award to his friend, sculptor David Wyne.