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More details about The Queen’s visit to Cheshire


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As announced earlier this week (read more) Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex will visit Cheshire on Thursday 14th June.

More details about the visit have been announced today, including details of who will get to meet The Queen and The Duchess during the visit.

Her Majesty’s engagements in Cheshire include opening the Mersey Gateway Bridge and Storyhouse in Chester.

The Queen and The Duchess will arrive in the county at Runcorn Station by Royal Train and will depart by car for the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

On arrival they will be introduced to architects, planners and community representatives.

The Queen and The Duchess will view the bridge and then watch a performance by local school children called ‘Bringing Communities Together: Halton’s river crossings over the ages.’

After this, The Queen will unveil a plaque to mark the official opening of the bridge.

The Queen and The Duchess of Sussex will then depart by car for Storyhouse in Chester, where they will be taken on a tour of the building to visit the children’s library, stopping to meet a Syrian settlement group engaged in craft work.

The royal party will watch a performance by ‘Fallen Angels’, a dance theatre company for people in recovery from addiction,  before moving to the theatre to see a medley of songs from Storyhouse’s latest production, ‘A Little Night Music.’

On the ground floor they will see schoolchildren from local primary schools perform songs alongside actors from ‘Swallows and Amazons.’

Her Majesty will then unveil a plague to mark the official opening of Storyhouse.

Concluding their visit, The Queen and The Duchess will walk to Chester Town Hall where they will attend a lunch as guests of Cheshire West and Chester Council

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