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Prince Charles and Camilla to visit Rutland

The Prince of Wales arrives at Stamford Endowed Schools in 2009. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire EMN-140716-120813001

The Prince of Wales arrives at Stamford Endowed Schools in 2009. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire EMN-140716-120813001

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Rutland later this month.

Prince Charles and Camilla will tour the county on Monday, July 28. The Prince, who is patron of the Almshouse Association, will visit St John and St Anne Almshouses in Oakham to meet residents and look around the facilities.

They will then tour Oakham and meet business owners and members of the public. The Prince, as patron of the Step Up To Serve campaign, will then meet young people involved in the programme before visiting Oakham Castle, where the Duchess will present a horseshoe to mark her first official visit to Oakham. Prince Charles gave a horseshoe in 2003.

The Royal couple will then travel to Rutland Water, where they will meet Wildlife Trust volunteers and tour the nature reserve and wildlife sanctuary. Finally they will meet children taking part in the Walk a Country Mile initiative, aimed at raising funds for rural communities. The Prince is patron of The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland Dr Laurence Howard, said: “It is a tremendous honour to welcome The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Rutland.

“I am delighted they have chosen to visit our small and beautiful county and very much look forward to this special day.”

Chairman of Rutland County Council Charlotte Vernon added: “This is a special day for Rutland and I’m sure that our local community will be eager to catch a glimpse of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

“The council is looking forward, in particular, to the traditional presentation of a horseshoe at Oakham Castle.”

Rutland’s last Royal visitor was Princess Anne in 2008. Charles last visited the area in 2009, when he met the public in Red Lion Square, Stamford, toured Browne’s Hospital and Stamford Town Hall. The most recent visitor to the area was Princess Beatrice, who visited Charles Read Academy in Corby Glen last month.

 

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