The King of England, King Charles III, is coming to Yorkshire next week for a two-day visit. Charles and Camilla will visit Bradford, York and Doncaster.
The King’s itinerary for the trip is as follows:
Tuesday 8th November – Bradford & Leeds
The King will visit Morrisons Head Office in Bradford before attending a reception with young leaders from across Bradford at Bradford city hall
He will then visit Leeds Central Library where he will view a number of “The World Reimagined Globes” which explores the history and impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. His majesty will then meet young achievers, including the Leeds Children’s Mayor to make the 10th anniversary of ‘Child-Friendly Leeds’ before being introduced to the Jamaican and wider West Indian community and touring the Jamaica Society Leeds’ Rebellion to Romance exhibition
He’ll finish the day by meeting a range of representatives from the Leeds financial sector, which is the second largest after London in the UK.
Wednesday 9th November – York & Doncaster
The King and Queen Consort will be greeted at Micklegate Bar before visiting the York Minster to attend a short service and meet people before unveiling a statue of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
King Charles will then confer the city status on Doncaster at Mansion House.
The King and The Queen Consort will confer city status on Doncasterin a special ceremony at Mansion House.
Civic Mayor, Cllr Ian Pearson said: “On behalf of the good people of Doncaster, I would like to thank His Majesty King Charles III for honouring our city by coming to bestow this honour upon us. November 9 will be an historic day in the long and wonderful history of Doncaster and I look forward to welcoming him and The Queen Consort to the Mansion House. This is tremendous news.”
Mayor Ros Jones added: “Doncaster’s bid firmly highlighted why we believe we should be a city – we act, think, look and feel like a city and to be made one of the newest in the country is indeed an accolade. To have their Majesties come to Doncaster to honour us in this way is very exciting and I am looking forward to sharing this day with so many local people and communities.”