Royals set to visit Styal and Congleton


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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are to visit Cheshire later this month.

The royal couple have a number of official engagements in the county on Wednesday 24th January 2018 where they will be visiting projects in Styal, near Wilmslow, and in Congleton.

The Prince of Wales, as president of the National Trust, will visit Quarry Bank Mill in Styal as well as Styal Primary School and Norcliffe Unitarian Chapel.

The Duchess of Cornwall, who is patron of The National Literacy Trust, will meanwhile visit The Clink restaurant at HMP Styal.

She will meet women who are receiving work-based training and education and she will also hear more about the work that The Literacy Trust carries out at HMP Styal.

After this, it is understood that the royals will head to Congleton where they will stop by a number of initiatives in the town.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit The Old Sawmill, a community hub run by a group of volunteers, where they will meet local groups who use the facilities – which include crafts and dance sessions.

They will then stop by the Treo Memorial Statue, dedicated to a local army dog who was awarded the Dickin medal (the highest award any animal can receive whilst serving in military conflict).

Whilst in Congleton, they will also attend a reception for local charities and community representatives as part of a Town Hall celebration marking 700 years of the mayoralty of Congleton.