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Charles and Camilla: a full day in The West Midlands

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have a full day scheduled on Tuesday, 25 November in The West Midlands. The Royal couple is scheduled for event in Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

President, The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, Prince Charles will be accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall as they visit The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University.

Whist there, Charles and Camilla will meet students, view their work and learn more about the regeneration of the area following preliminary work executed by the Prince’s Foundation.

Prince Charles will go on to tour Thomas Fattorini Ltd gold and silversmiths where he will meet staff, apprentices and craftsmen working on an array of badges and insignia, including medals presented in investiture ceremonies. The business also made such celebrated trophies as the FA Cup and the Rugby League Challenge Cup

As Patron, The Samaritans, Charles will visit the charity’s Wolverhampton branch where he will meet the Samaritan’s youngest Branch Director. He will also meet a group of long serving volunteers. Founded by Vicar Chad Varah, the Samaritans began in London in 1953. The idea was to help people in trouble who had no one to turn to. They have over 201 offices across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Also slated on the calendar for Tuesday, The Prince, who is President, National Trust, will tour Wightwick Manor and will attend a reception for staff, supporters and volunteers. Wightwick Manor is only a few surviving examples of a house built and furnished under the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement. Heirs of the family hold rooms in the manor.

Camilla will attend an event as Patron of Elmhurst School of Dance. There she will meet students and tour the school, including the jazz, contemporary and ballet studios, before viewing a performance in the Auditorium. After the performance, she will attend a Reception, and unveil a plaque to commemorate the school’s 10th anniversary at its Birmingham site.

The Royal couple together will mark the fortieth anniversary of Interfaith Wolverhampton by attending a cultural performance and meeting guests at a Reception, the Royal School.

Featured Photo Credit: Ra’ed Qutena via photopin cc

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