At the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, The Prince and The Duchess saw a spectacular performance of ‘Defying Gravity’ by artists involved in the Coventry UK City of Culture. Following this, Their Royal Highnesses were taken to see the ‘2 Tone: Lives and Legacies’ exhibition, which features fan and band memorabilia, documentary photography and even clothing worn by the groups.
As Royal Founding Patron of the British Asian Trust, The Prince of Wales then met local members of the Indian Community who have been fundraising for the charity’s Oxygen For India campaign, an emergency appeal in response to the Covid-19 crisis in India.
The next stop of the day was Bond’s Hospital Almshouses. As Patron of The Almshouse Association, The Prince joined celebrations for the Association’s 75th anniversary.
Meanwhile, at Coventry Central Library, The Duchess launched launched ‘One Million Reads Coventry’, a challenge for library visitors to read one million books by 2022. Her Royal Highness met teenagers from Eden Girls School, who are involved in encouraging youngsters to use the library, and staff involved in ‘Reading Friends’, a project which helps to support older members of the community.