Leicester gets ready to welcome Charles, Camilla, William and Kate

Senior figures from the royal family will be visiting Leicester and Leicestershire today.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will travel to Leicester on Tuesday 11 February, along with Prince William and Kate.

Charles and Camilla will head to the city to meet traders at the Leicester Market and then members of the Shama Women’s Centre, before moving on to Leicester’s award-winning food hall.

They will then be shown the bronze statue of suffragette Alice Hawkins – the Leicester shoe factory worker – before meeting two of her great-grandchildren.


They will then attend a performance of schoolchildren to celebrate the diversity of the city and unveil a commemorative plaque in the new market square, which is soon to be renamed Green Dragon Square.

Members of the public wishing to greet the Royal visitors are welcome to gather in the new square from early afternoon tomorrow. A programme of entertainment will get under way at 12.45pm.

Charles and Camilla, along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will also visit the Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center at Stanford Hall near Loughborough. They will meet service personnel recovering from injuries sustained on the battlefield .

The Prince of Wales will then attend a reception in the city to launch the Midlands chapter of the British Asian Trust. He will also take time out to visit Britain’s last remaining rattan workshops in Thurmaston, to see demonstrations from craftsmen and women at the Soane Britain Workshop.

The Duchess of Cornwall who is the President of the Royal Voluntary Service, will travel to Leicester General Hospital to take part in the Royal Voluntary Service’s “Big Trolley Push”.

Both Charles and Camilla will also visit The Cambridge Satchel Company workshop in Syston.

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