Princess Anne to visit Leicester

Princess Anne will be visiting Leicester tomorrow to officially open the new Accident and Emergency Department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The chief executive of Leicester’s hospitals, John Adler, said: “The University Hospitals of Leicester is pleased to confirm that HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, will formally open our new emergency department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary on Wednesday, March 7.”

The new A&E department reopened after refurbishment in May of last year and is one of the newest Royal Colleges in the United Kingdom in emergency medicine.

Princess Anne became the Royal Patron of the hospital in 2015.


The construction of the new A&E, which began in 2015, came at a cost of £48million, the biggest in the country.

Her Royal Highness is expected to visit the hospital on Wednesday morning, taking a tour of the new Children’s and Adults A&E and then unveiling a plaque to commemorate the new department, meeting staff and other officials at the hospital.

Leicestershire has been proud to welcome a number of Royals in the past twelve months, including the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh who visited Leicester Cathedral for the Maundy Service. Prince Charles also came to the city to visit the Great Central Railway, followed by Prince William’s visit to Hinckley.