Colchester will welcome Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort on Tuesday, 7 March, as part of the Year of Celebration to mark the first year of modern city status.
Senior figures at Colchester City Council have welcomed news of the historic visit of Their Majesties.
The Mayor of Colchester, Councillor Tim Young, said: “It is with enormous pride that we look forward to welcoming The King and The Queen Consort to Colchester as part of our Year of Celebration of modern city status. It will certainly be one of the highest honours of my time as Mayor.
“Their Majesties’ first visit will be a proud moment for Colchester, and I know that local residents will share our delight that The King and Queen Consort are visiting our city.
Councillor David King, Leader of Colchester City Council, said: “We are delighted that The King and Queen Consort are able to join us in celebrating Colchester as a modern city, and we look forward to introducing them to an array of charities and community groups that help make our city such a wonderful place to live, work and visit.
“My thanks and congratulations go to the whole team at Colchester City Council for the work they have done and are doing to make this historic occasion possible as part of the Year of Celebration activities.”
Further details on the Royal visit will be confirmed in due course. Colchester City Council will publish further information, including road closures and public access, on its website www.colchester.gov.uk in the coming week.
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