Royal visit for theatre birthday and college opening

The Duke of York at Hartlepool College of Further Education
Image caption The Duke of York was joined by Princess Eugenie during his royal visit

The Duke of York has launched Newcastle Theatre Royal's 175th celebrations and opened the new Hartlepool College of Further Education.

Prince Andrew was given a tour of the new £53m facility in Hartlepool before unveiling a plaque to commemorate the visit.

The duke then officially opened the new Nifco UK factory in Eaglescliffe.

He was then joined by Princess Eugenie for the launch of the Theatre Royal's birthday celebration.

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