Tyne & Wear

Prince of Wales to visit Northumberland coast

The Duchess of Cornwall and The Prince of Wales
Image caption The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall had a two-day tour of north-east of England in 2006

The Prince of Wales is to spend two days visiting the Northumberland coast.

Prince Charles will spend 23 and 24 July in the county staying at Alnwick Castle as a guest of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland.

He will visit a number of coastal locations including Warkworth, Amble, Lindisfarne, Bamburgh and Seahouses.

During the visit he hopes to highlight the work of small family businesses and community volunteering throughout the area.

The Prince will meet charity and community volunteers, fishermen, artists, lifeboat crew and RAF personnel as well as visiting a number of family-run businesses.

He will be greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of the county, the Duchess of Northumberland.

His Royal Highness will visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and also Low Newton-by-the-Sea on his two-day visit.

He will meet young people who have benefited from Prince's Trust programmes and from the Cheryl Cole Foundation which helps young people in the North East.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall had an official two-day tour of north-east of England in 2006.

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