Prince Charles set for busy day in Durham

Prince Charles will be travelling north on Thursday 15th February as he is set for a day of engagements in Durham. While in the city, The Prince of Wales will visit Durham Cathedral to open a new exhibition as well as a trip to Durham University.

In a day full of engagements, Prince Charles’s first stop will be Durham Cathedral where he will take a tour of the new Open Treasure Visitor Experience and unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening. Whilst at the Cathedral, His Royal Highness will be treated to a special Durham Cathedral concert honouring Sir Hubert Parry, a 19th and 20th century English composer, whose music Charles has long admired.

Durham Cathedral was founded in 1093 and is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Durham.

From the Cathedral, Prince Charles will make his way to Durham University where he is set to visit the Durham Light Infantry Collection Gallery at the University’s Palace Green Library. The Courage, Comrades and Community exhibition tells the history of the regiment through the stories of soldiers and Prince Charles will take his time touring this exhibit.

The University will also offer Prince Charles another engagement to carry out. At the Church of St Mary the Less at the Chapel of St John’s College, His Royal Highness will unveil a plaque commemorating the life of Dame Elizabeth Bowes, who lived in Durham and incidentally is an ancestor of his Grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

The Reverend Professor David Wilkinson, Principal of St John’s College, commented on the visit, “We are privileged that he is taking the time to honour the life and work of his ancestor Dame Elizabeth Bowes. His visit will be a proud day in the history of St John’s College.”

In a day that is promised to be busy, Prince Charles will move from Durham University to meet with members of the police, fire, ambulance and Mountain Rescue Services at the new Emergency Service Centre at Barnard Castle and The Bowes Museum.

Photo Credit: chego-chego

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