Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Newcastle as part of her tour of the North East this week.
She will be officially welcomed to the city by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Cllr Jackie Slesenger, and the Lady Mayoress when she visits the Civic Centre on Wednesday, 10 October at 10.30am.
During her visit Her Royal Highness will learn more about the city council’s Active Newcastle initiative which encouraged people across Newcastle to take up a new sport in the 500 days leading up to the start of the Olympic Games, and also outlining the legacy opportunities that are being taken forward.
She will also see Newcastle’s contribution to improving people’s lives through internationally renowned scientific research into new technologies, especially the city’s work into the study of ageing.
The Duchess will hear about the work of the NE1 Street Rangers and volunteers who will explain the work they do in helping visitors find their way around the city centre.
Newcastle’s international reputation in education and inward investment will be explained as Her Royal Highness will meet international students from our universities.
The Duchess will then be introduced to pupils and staff from the Percy Hedley School where she will see a boccia demonstration and learn about the school’s work with children who have cerebral palsy, motor disorders and those who have speech and communication needs.
Following this the people of Newcastle will have the chance to see Her Royal Highness who will take part in a short walkabout outside the civic centre.
There will be another opportunity to catch her as she travels along Blackett Street on her way to the next engagement at Elswick Park where she will learn about the parks involvement with the Queen Elizabeth II Field Challenge.
The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Cllr Jackie Slesenger, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome the Duchess of Cambridge to Newcastle on her first official visit to the North East. This is indeed an honour for the whole city and it will give us an opportunity to showcase our talents in education, sport and science as well as our international work.
“Newcastle has a global reputation for giving visitors a warm welcome and I am sure the people of our city will make her feel at home during their short visit to the city."
Unfortunately His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge will not be coming to the city as he is due to attend a private funeral.
Page last updated: 9 October, 2012