The Prince of Wales will be visiting London Heathrow Airport next week to highlight the work done by security and airport personnel to help keep the airport and the country safe. Prince Charles will also join a reception at Terminal 5 to celebrate its tenth anniversary.
The heir to the throne will meet a range of people who work at the airport, including representatives from the Metropolitan Police and officers working with specialist sniffer dogs in the airport. The Prince of Wales will also meet a range of people who ensure the day-to-day running of the airport is carried out smoothing and safely.
This includes the running of essential services within London Heathrow, such as National Air Traffic services. Prince Charles will also have the chance to hear more about the UK Border Force’s work on biosecurity as well as meeting members of Heathrow Airports emergency and operational services.
Whilst at the airport, the Prince of Wales will also be celebrating the tenth anniversary of Terminal 5, which is the home of airline British Airways. The terminal was first opened on 27th March 2008, and cost around £4.2 billion pounds to build. In total, from conception to completion, the building of Terminal 5 took 20 years.
Prince Charles will attend a reception on board one of the aircraft where he will meet the crew as well as apprentices and young people working with British Airways. This includes those working on specialist apprenticeships and training programmes. The Prince of Wales is a longstanding advocate for getting more young people interested in STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering.