There’s a chance for you to meet William and Kate in Blackpool this week, at the Comedy Carpet on 6 March.
**PLEASE NOTE SLIGHT CHANGE TO TIMINGS**
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet members of the public on Blackpool’s famous promenade as part of their visit to the resort on Wednesday.
Their Royal Highnesses are due to arrive at the iconic Blackpool Tower at around 12.15pm for a roundtable discussion. They’ll learn about the town’s history, its challenges, and the investment and regeneration efforts that are currently underway.
Meet William and Kate in Blackpool
After leaving The Tower at around 1.15pm, the couple will step outside, onto the Comedy Carpet, the UK’s biggest public outdoor artwork. This is your chance to meet William and Kate in Blackpool during their 20-minute walkabout with the crowds outside.
The Royal couple will then travel to Blackpool Central Library to join two separate discussions around their ongoing charitable interests.
The Duchess will continue her work on early childhood and join people involved in Blackpool’s ‘A Better Start’ programme. She’ll meet health visitors, practitioners from the Family Nurse Partnership, and parents.
The session, led by Merle Davies, the Director of Blackpool’s Centre for Early Child Development, will discuss the impact of long-term investment in mothers, fathers and children in their early years.
The Duke will meet people affected by problems around mental health, including issues such as homelessness and addiction. He’ll meet people making a difference through innovative local work. He’ll also meet representatives of the emergency services and first responder community to find out how they’re helping people with complex mental health needs.
For the final stop of the day, Their Royal Highnesses will visit Revoe Park, a recently revamped community garden and park that has been transformed thanks to involvement from ‘A Better Start’.
The park is in an area of significant deprivation and had previously been a known location for drug use. It’s now a great example of how a long-term, community-led initiative can transform lives and provide new opportunities.
The Duke and Duchess will be able to see how the park is helping young children experience gardening and the outdoors, as well as providing space and activities that allow parents, particularly men, to talk about mental health.
Please note a road closure is likely to be in place on the Promenade. From approximately 11.30-2.30pm, between New Bonny Street and Talbot Road. Any closures will be kept to a minimum.
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