The King this morning arrived at Manchester Victoria Railway Station and was received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester (Mrs Diane Hawkins), the Lord Mayor of Greater Manchester (Councillor Donna Ludford) and the Mayor of Greater Manchester (Mr Andrew Burnham).
His Majesty drove to the Northwest hub of Government Communications Headquarters, Heron House, Albert Square, Manchester, and was received by the Director (Sir Jeremy Fleming), before meeting members of staff and viewing a school class taking place.
The King afterwards visited Kellogg’s factory, Park Road, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester, to mark the Company’s Centenary in the United Kingdom, and was received by Mr Christopher Silcock (Managing Director of the United Kingdom and Ireland), Mr Timothy McKnight (Manchester Plant Director) and the Mayor of Trafford (Mr Christopher Boyes).
His Majesty toured the Culinary Centre viewing a cooking demonstration before visiting the factory floor.
The King and The Queen Consort this afternoon attended a Reception for representatives from the local community at Bolton Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton, and were received by the Mayor of Bolton (Councillor Akhtar Zaman).
Their Majesties later visited Norbrook Community Centre, Withenshawe, Bordley Walk, Wythenshawe, Manchester, and were received by the Owner (Mr Gavin Evans) and Mr Adam Beech (Youth Worker and Programme Lead).
The King and The Queen Consort toured the renovated outdoor area of the Community Centre and the sports facilities before watching young people playing sport and meeting members of the Centre.
The Prince of Wales this morning spoke via video link to residents of Australia who have been affected by the recent flooding.
St James’s Palace
Today is the Anniversary of the Birthday of The Countess of Wessex.
St James’s Palace
The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Logistic Corps, this morning visited 9 Regiment at Buckley Barracks, Lower Stanton St Quintin, Wiltshire.