Procession route for Queen’s visit to Leicester announced

The procession route has been announced for the Queen’s visit to Leicester next week.

On the morning of Thursday 13th April, the Queen will enter the city centre at Humberstone Gate and go pass the Clock Tower, before travelling up the High Street to Jubilee Square.

Her Majesty will then attend a Royal Maundy service at Leicester Cathedral.

Maundy Thursday is a religious service held the day before Good Friday. At the service, the Queen distributes special Maundy money to local pensioners.

Her Majesty will mark the occasion by handing out special coins to recognise peoples service’s to the church and the community.

The royal visit will be the first by the Queen since her visit in 2012. Thousands of spectators are expected to turn out to see her.

Sir Peter Soulsby, City Mayor said: “It is wonderful news the Queen is coming back to Leicester for this Maundy ceremony at the heart of our historic city.”

He added: “We were honoured that she chose to begin her Jubilee tour here in Leicester and this will be a wonderful opportunity to show her how we and the Cathedral have reburied King Richard III with dignity and honour.”

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