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Royal seal of approval for new citizens
10:00am Wednesday 9th May 2012 in News
PEOPLE from nations across the world were officially welcomed as British citizens by the Duke of Kent yesterday.
The Duke was joined at the naturalisation ceremony, held at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, by the palace’s owner the Duke of Marlborough, and the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, John Harwood.
Among those who were made citizens at the event were Jittu Abraham, his wife Swapna and their 17-month old son Axcel and their five-year-old daughter Angelin, who live in Greater Leys.
The family, who live in Greater Leys, moved from India to Oxford in 2005.
Mrs Jittu, a staff nurse at the John Radcliffe Hospital, said the family were extremely proud to become British citizens. She added: “It was really a fantastic day. The Duke of Kent was very nice and wished us all the best for the future.”