YOUNG voices greeted the Duke of Gloucester when he came to Honley.
The Duke was the first Royal visitor in the village for 91 years and he was warmly received by dozens of onlookers and children from Honley CE Junior and Infant and Nursery schools.
His busy afternoon included opening a new community hall in Roundway and chatting with residents at the Burhouse Court elderly people's complex.
He was welcomed to the infant school by head teacher Mrs Beryl Smith.
Children performed songs on a harvest theme.
Mrs Hazel Tyler's class performed Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow and all 216 pupils at the school sang songs including I Can See Cherries, Can You Hear and the Honley School song.
The Duke was also presented with a set of African print notelets, designed by pupils, a CD of Honley Male Voice Choir and a large card.
The presentation was made by six-year-olds Haydn Crowther, Alice Moore and Jack Kirk, all from year two.
Assistant headteacher Mrs Christine Kirton said: "It is a huge honour for the school to receive the Duke and we are delighted by his visit."
During his two-hour stay in Honley he planted a yew tree at St Mary's Church to mark the 500th anniversary of the opening of the first church in the village.
The Rev David Barnes, vicar of Honley and Brockholes said: "It has been a long year of celebration and it is very special to be able to mark this anniversary with a royal visitor.
The Duke, who is an architect, was particularly interested in the structure of the church building.
He was presented with a book about Honley, specially produced to mark the anniversary.
At the church the Duke, who was wearing a dark grey three-piece suit, striped shirt and maroon tie, met churchwardens, lay readers and other dignitaries.
Children from Brockholes CE Junior and Infant School sang two harvest songs in the church.
The Duke saw displays by local groups about activities based at the former Roundway youth club building - now a facility for the whole community.
Honley Village Community Trust has spent thousands of pounds doing it up after it was closed as a youth club by Kirklees Council.
King George V and Queen Mary were the last royals to visit Honley in 1912.