The Prince and Princess of Wales are set to return to their royal duties this week after spending the Easter holidays with their children. Kensington Palace confirmed that Prince William, 40, and Princess Kate, 41, will visit Birmingham on Thursday 20th April. The couple's joint outing will be to celebrate the city's diverse culture and heritage and to meet with future leaders in the creative industries.
The event will take place at The Rectory in the city's historic Jewellery Quarter, which was opened five years ago as a pub and restaurant with a rich history spanning back decades. The couple will host local business owners, designers, artists, and playwrights. During the event, the Prince and Princess will learn about the sector's growth and the experiences of the local entrepreneurs in opening and running their businesses in the city.
The couple's visit is expected to showcase the city's diverse culture and rich heritage, with a focus on the future of the creative industries in Birmingham. The event will be an opportunity for the future King and Queen Consort to meet with local leaders, discuss their experiences, and explore new opportunities to promote the city's creative industries.
After the event, The Prince and Princess of Wales will join guests for an interactive darts game in the 180 Club, showcasing their competitive spirit. The couple's last public appearance was at the church service in Windsor on Easter Sunday, where Prince Louis made his debut.
Prince William's last official duty was on 23rd March when he visited Poland and met with groups of Ukrainian refugees who had fled their homeland and settled in Warsaw. The future King was also spotted in the crowd watching his beloved Aston Villa take on Nottingham Forest with his son, nine-year-old George.
Princess of Wales, meanwhile, was last on duty on 21st March when she hosted the inaugural meeting of the new Business Taskforce for Early Childhood in London. The royal family is just weeks away from celebrating the King's coronation weekend, with a palace reception confirmed for the day before the ceremony. The coronation ceremony will take place on 6th May at Westminster Abbey, with the Big Lunch and the coronation concert at Windsor Castle scheduled for 7th May. Bank Holiday Monday is being billed as the Big Help Out, encouraging people to volunteer in their local community.
In summary, the Prince and Princess of Wales' visit to Birmingham is an exciting opportunity for them to celebrate the city's diverse culture and meet with future leaders in the creative industries. The event will provide a platform for local business owners to share their experiences with the future King and Queen Consort, and explore new opportunities to promote the city's creative industries. The couple's competitive spirit will also be on display during the interactive darts game with guests in the 180 Club.