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Charles and Camilla to visit Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

On Tuesday, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have a full schedule during their visit to the West Midlands.

One of the highlights of their day will include a stop at the Birmingham School of Jewellery to see the transformation taking place after the school was awarded £2 million in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Funds have been used to renovate the Newman Brothers’ Coffin Works, which has developed into the area’s latest heritage attraction.

Charles and Camilla will be presented matching hand-crafted silver fountain pens from graduate of the school and award-winning goldsmith Jack Row.

“While Prince Charles attends a briefing to discuss the Jewellery Quarter’s regeneration, the Duchess will be escorted around the school. She will have the chance to meet current staff, students and alumni, while viewing some of the exquisite work currently on display,” Vice-Chancellor Prof Cliff Allan commented.

Gaynor Andrews, acting head of the school, noted: “The Royal visit is also an opportunity for us to thank The Prince of Wales for his ongoing support for the area.”

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