Prince Andrew pays a return visit to King’s Lynn Innovation Centre. Pictures: Paul Tibbs

Businesses in King’s Lynn welcomed a return visit from the Duke of York, Prince Andrew on Monday.

The prince toured King’s Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC) on  the same day his younger daughter Princess Eugenie’s engagement was officially announced.

It was his second visit having been to the centre at Innovation Way last year.

Prince Andrew is a keen supporter of entrepreneurship and works to support and raise the profile of start-up businesses.

KLIC opened in June 2016, delivered by enterprise agency NWES, and supports new and growing businesses in West Norfolk.

The building currently has 15 tenants, four co-workers, and 10 virtual tenants, who benefit from on-site business advice, access to business funding and events and networking opportunities.

Prince Andrew spoke to representatives of some of the businesses at the centre.

At the same time, the royal family’s official twitter feed posted: “The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr Jack Brooksbank.”

The couple got engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month and the wedding is set to take place in the autumn at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

NWES chief executive, Kevin Horne said: “We are delighted and honoured to welcome The Duke of York back to our flagship building.

“It is always a pleasure to share our enthusiasm for supporting start-up and growing businesses with those who have the same passion.

“We welcome the opportunity to showcase some of the local businesses supported through NWES.”