Great Yarmouth: Royal Visit Date

10 February 2012, 07:25 | Updated: 10 February 2012, 07:37

Great Yarmouth in Norfolk is going to be getting a Royal visit at the end of the month when Prince Charles comes to town.

The date has been set for Monday 27 February.

His Royal Highness will be spending the day in Great Yarmouth, arriving to Vauxhall Station by Royal Train.  

The Prince will visit the Directors and Staff of Palmers Department Store in the Market Place to launch their 175th Anniversary Celebrations of being in the Town.

Following this His Royal Highness will call in on St George?s Chapel to see the building works in progress and to find out about the conservation and specialist trades are being carried out on turning the building into a centre for the Arts later in the year.

The Prince will also visit Seachange Arts Trust in their new premises at York Drill Hall.  Seachange Arts, which delivers circus and street arts events, came about following a visit by The Prince in the early 1990s.

Before leaving the Borough HRH will visit Great Yarmouth College meeting students and staff before joining in a discussion with young people taking part in The Prince?s Trust Team Programme in Great Yarmouth.

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Barry Coleman said 'This is a fantastic opportunity for the people of the Borough to come along to the Market Place to give The Prince of Wales a Great Yarmouth welcome. We are very honoured to have a visit from His Royal Highness in this very special Diamond Jubilee year.'

Richard Packham, Managing Director of Great Yarmouth Borough Council also said 'Great Yarmouth has some very exciting times ahead and I am sure that HRH will be very pleased to see all that is going on in the town, such as the plans for St. George?s Chapel to become an Arts Centre for the community of Great Yarmouth. We are very much looking forward to welcoming him.'