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The Princess Royal to visit Grimsby and Skegness

The Princess Royal will visit Grimsby and Skegness on Thursday, 7th April for a day of engagements.

She will fly in to the East Lincolnshire town of Grimsby to officially open Citizen Advice, a premises in Town Hall Street.

This used to be the location of the Regional Advice Bureau until 2014 when it moved locations. The visit on Thursday will not only mark this reopening, but it will give The Princess Royal the opportunity to meet and recognise long-standing volunteers from the community.

Many of the Princess Anne’s official visits involve meeting and recognising volunteers. On her previous visit to East Lincolnshire in July 2013, Her Royal Highness was taken on an hour-long tour of the Cherry Garth campsite in Humberston.

During this last visit, she met 90 St. John Ambulance cadets and around 30 adult leaders who were all holding their summer camp at the site. Some of the youngest volunteers of the st. John’s Ambulance were badgers, children between the ages of 5 and 10 and the cadets, children between the ages of 10 and 17. These children were granted the privilege of meeting the Princess Royal.

With the birth of her third grandchild, Mia Grace in January 2014, Her Royal Highness has went to Brigg, a town near Grimsby, but has since to pay an official visit. Her Royal Highness isn’t the only member of the Royal Family to visit east lincolnshire. The Duchess of Cambridge also went to Grimsby in March of 2014.

Also on Thursday, Her Royal Highness will travel to popular British holiday destination, Skegness, where she will visit the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre (DCHC).

The DCHC is a charity established in 1891 to provide Derbyshire children having troubles in their home lives with a holiday in Skegness. The charity, which is celebrating it’s 125th anniversary this year, currently provides 450 holiday places per season.

Princess Anne will be the first royal visitor to the centre since the Duchess of Gloucester visited back in 1993.

In neighboring Ingoldmells, HRH will also open a new entrance and reception building on Skegness Water Leisure Park, Walls Lane.

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