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Schedule released for Rutland’s royal visit

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

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall make several stops during a tour of Rutland on Monday.

The Royal couple will arrive in the county at lunchtime and will start their tour at the St John and St Anne Almshouses in Oakham, where they will be greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Dr Laurence Howard, before being shown two Almshouse apartments and meeting their residents.

They will also be shown the Royal Charter and the plaques that commemorate the restoration and rededication of the chapel 30 years ago, before unveiling a plaque to celebrate the visit.

Their second stop will see Their Royal Highnesses meeting invited market stall holders and local businesses in Oakham town centre.

As patron of the Step up to Serve campaign, the Prince of Wales will also meet young people involved in the campaign, which aims to double the number of young people taking part in volunteering and campaigning by 2020.

Prince Charles and Camilla will then walk the grounds of Oakham Castle, where they will meet military personnel from Kendrew Barracks and St Georges Barracks, as well as scout and guide groups.

Their Royal Highnesses will watch about 30 children from local primary schools singing in the castle, before the Duchess of Cornwall presents a decorative horseshoe to the Lord of the Manor Mr Hanbury to be displayed at Oakham Castle.

The final stop on the tour will consist of a visit to the Rutland Water Nature Reserve, where the Royal couple will meet Wildlife Trust volunteers and tour some of the wildlife sanctuary.

Here the Royal couple will split up - the Duchess of Cornwall will meet children taking part in a day of wildlife exploration in the education centre, while the Prince of Wales will meet Jean Spencer from Anglican Water and see the newly created wetland lagoons.

They will also meet a group of around 60 children and volunteers involved in the Prince’s Countryside Fund initiative Walk a Country Mile, before leading a mile long walk around the reserve before ending the tour.

 

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