The Duke of Kent officially opened Rotherham United’s New York Stadium yesterday.
As part of a visit to the area, the royal unveiled a commemorative plaque next to the pitch and was given a tour of the community stadium by honorary ambassador Howard Webb.
Millers Chairman Tony Stewart said: “He showed a great interest as he was told about the activities that take place here.
“He got the message that this is more than a football stadium.”
As well as the football club, the Duke visited the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ nature reserve at Old Moor, ASOS and Kostal Ltd.
To see video of the royal visit, see www.thestar.couk/video