HRH The Countess of Wessex officially opened luxury bed manufacturer Vispring’s new showroom at its Devon factory last week.

VispringHRHThe visit saw Sophie, Countess of Wessex given a tour of the Plymouth firm’s mattress plant and meet a number of its staff as well as unveil a plaque commemorating the visit and showroom opening.

Her presence was also to promote the Campaign for Wool, with the premium beds producer a big supporter and user of British wool for its mattress fillings.

Vispring's md Mike Meehan said: "We are very grateful to The Countess of Wessex for taking the time to visit our factory. We are devoted to using only the finest natural materials and highest standards of craftsmanship to make our bespoke beds and mattresses, so it has been a great honour to have the opportunity to show Her Royal Highness the process first hand."

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