The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Coventry

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today were in Coventry to celebrate the beginning of their year as the UK City of Culture.
Firstly, Their Royal Highnesses toured Coventry Cathedral in what marks the 59th anniversary of its Consecration year. Her Majesty The Queen attended the Consecration in 1962.

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.

“What a wonderful day. So honoured to have been part of such an incredible, affirming visit for our city by HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.”
Fleur Sexton DL
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