Charles and Camilla Pay Visit to Hull, UK City of Culture For 2017

  February 8, 2017 at 3:18 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall spent Wednesday in Hull, the city which has been named as the UK’s City of Culture for the year 2017.

Beginning at the newly refurbished Ferens Art Gallery, the royal visitors were given a tour of several exhibitions, one of which featured the 14th century painting Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter by Pietro Lorenzetti. Camilla also stopped in at the Education Gallery and met local schoolchildren taking part in gallery-run activities.

Charles and Camilla then separated and undertook solo engagements for the rest of the day: the Prince went on a tour of Holy Trinity Hull (which is set to be re-dedicated as Hull Minster later this year) to learn about the church’s regeneration project. The Duchess meanwhile visited one of her patronages, the Emmaus centre in Hull. The organisation provides housing and jobs in social enterprise to homeless people. Camilla spent time speaking with people taking up the organisation’s services, and stopped by their Superstore (and picked up a bag of goodies!).

The couple’s lasts stops in Hull were, respectively, to the rehearsal of the theatre production ‘The Hypocrite’ for Prince Charles, and to The Deep for a First Story children’s creative writing workshop for the Duchess, who encouraged the children to “keep on writing.”

Filed under The United Kingdom
Tagged , , , .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Royal News to your Email

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox. Just sign up below and we will send you an email when the latest royal news is posted.

Close [X]