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Prince Charles takes in a bit of The Bard

The Prince of Wales visited Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick on Monday 2 June.


Prince Charles made a series of scheduled visits to mark historic anniversaries in towns. This year Warwick is celebrating its 1,100th anniversary and of course the commemoration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.

The day began at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford where the Prince met young people and view a short performance of Henry IV by Stratford students.

The Prince then visited King Edward VI School to view the classroom where Shakespeare studied. Chalres also unveiled a plaque to re-open the Guild Chapel. The chapel has undergone recent repairs costing £250,000 and installed a new organ complete with gold leaf pipes.

At lunchtime Charles visited Shakespeare Hospice in Stratford. The Shakespeare Hospice’s Young People’s Services offers support and care for 16 to 24-year-olds. The Prince met staff and volunteers at the hospice, which is this year commemorating its 15th anniversary.

After, Charles stopped at Warwick School and then to Warwick Castle which are both celebrating their 1,100th anniversaries this year.

Later, Prince Charles attended a performance of Henry IV Part One by the RSC in Stratford. The Prince of Wales is President and The Queen is Patron of RSC.

photo credit: chego-chego via photopin cc

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