Details of Prince William's East Lancashire visit revealed

Details of Prince William's East Lancashire visit revealed

VISIT: The royal couple

ROYAL VISIT: Witton Park

ROYAL VISIT: Darwen Academy

First published in Royal Wedding news Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Health reporter

PRINCE William and Kate Middleton’s last royal engagement before their wedding will take be in Blackburn and Darwen.

The full itinerary of the visit was announced yesterday.

As the climax to a series of tours in the weeks leading up to their marriage on April 29, the couple will officially open the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy.

They will then go on to view recreational activities taking place in Witton Country Park, Blackburn, on Monday, April 11.

Prince William is visiting the park as Blackburn with Darwen Council has become the first borough in the country to sign up to the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge which aims to protect 2,012 outdoor recreational spaces.

The Prince will add his signature to the Deed of Dedication to protect Witton Country Park.

He is also using the visit to launch the SkillForce Prince’s Award, which aims to recognise the contribution that young people make.

The royal will also be given a tour of the academy.

Students, parents, governors, staff and local dignitaries, will gather to see Prince William unveil a commemorative plaque, and Miss Middleton will present a creative writing award.

At Witton Park, the Prince and Miss Middleton will meet participants and trainers in a football skills training programme and see youngsters taking part in disabled cycling activities.

Miss Middleton will be invited to start a 100-metre race and meet athletes and trainers.

It comes just two weeks before their wedding in Westminster Abbey on April 29.

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12:53pm Mon 28 Mar 11

happycyclist says...

Get in the Black Horse for a quick pint, Will!
Get in the Black Horse for a quick pint, Will! happycyclist
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1:18pm Mon 28 Mar 11

Mike Hock says...

happycyclist wrote:
Get in the Black Horse for a quick pint, Will!
Has Camilla been on the sunbed again?
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All da crims will keep away from east lancs on that day. If anybody looks remotely like they could pose a risk they will be at least looked at in a menacing way. Scrap metal hobbyists will have to be on their guard.
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: Get in the Black Horse for a quick pint, Will![/p][/quote]Has Camilla been on the sunbed again? . . All da crims will keep away from east lancs on that day. If anybody looks remotely like they could pose a risk they will be at least looked at in a menacing way. Scrap metal hobbyists will have to be on their guard. Mike Hock
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2:35pm Mon 28 Mar 11

jack daniels says...

Zzzzz Zzzzz Zzzzz.
Zzzzz Zzzzz Zzzzz. jack daniels
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2:37pm Mon 28 Mar 11

jack daniels says...

How much is this event cost to police?

Less than the EDL protest, I'm sure, but nobody voted for the Royals either.
How much is this event cost to police? Less than the EDL protest, I'm sure, but nobody voted for the Royals either. jack daniels
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2:40pm Mon 28 Mar 11

Viv says...

I've got nothing against the visit, but why is the offical school opening being carried out during the Easter school holiday rather than term time?
I've got nothing against the visit, but why is the offical school opening being carried out during the Easter school holiday rather than term time? Viv
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2:53pm Mon 28 Mar 11

notchuffed says...

Can somebody let me know what time they are passing my house then I can draw the curtains.
Can somebody let me know what time they are passing my house then I can draw the curtains. notchuffed
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7:19pm Mon 28 Mar 11

makaveli96 says...

Is William coming to help with the Catholic uprising!
Is William coming to help with the Catholic uprising! makaveli96
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7:22pm Mon 28 Mar 11

makaveli96 says...

Hes from London, a Villa fan, and is almost as Bald as Kean.

Should he be allowed in the towns borders?
Hes from London, a Villa fan, and is almost as Bald as Kean. Should he be allowed in the towns borders? makaveli96
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9:38pm Mon 28 Mar 11

he6rt6gr6m says...

Wonder if by "activities at the park" mean the cider drinking chavs that have nothing better to do than get **** in the sunlight...
Wonder if by "activities at the park" mean the cider drinking chavs that have nothing better to do than get **** in the sunlight... he6rt6gr6m
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10:32pm Mon 28 Mar 11

gudari says...

Who are these people? Southern parasites! If there is no money for important services how can anyone be remotely interested in what they do or where they go? Royalty has no place in a modern society. I did not vote for these people and therefore as far as I am concerned they can stay in London.
Who are these people? Southern parasites! If there is no money for important services how can anyone be remotely interested in what they do or where they go? Royalty has no place in a modern society. I did not vote for these people and therefore as far as I am concerned they can stay in London. gudari
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10:50pm Mon 28 Mar 11

red rose 2 says...

happycyclist wrote:
Get in the Black Horse for a quick pint, Will!
He's nipping into The Crown for a pint of Cumberland Ale first !
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: Get in the Black Horse for a quick pint, Will![/p][/quote]He's nipping into The Crown for a pint of Cumberland Ale first ! red rose 2
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11:48pm Mon 28 Mar 11

hasslem hasslem says...

red rose 2 wrote:
happycyclist wrote:
Get in the Black Horse for a quick pint, Will!
He's nipping into The Crown for a pint of Cumberland Ale first !
how do you know? you won't be there....unless there is free sandwiches.
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or are you gonna be a hypocrite like your hero lord prescott and start gladhanding wills n kate? she's a half-decent looking brunette - your type if i am not mistaken (maybe a bit too skinny).
[quote][p][bold]red rose 2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: Get in the Black Horse for a quick pint, Will![/p][/quote]He's nipping into The Crown for a pint of Cumberland Ale first ![/p][/quote]how do you know? you won't be there....unless there is free sandwiches. . or are you gonna be a hypocrite like your hero lord prescott and start gladhanding wills n kate? she's a half-decent looking brunette - your type if i am not mistaken (maybe a bit too skinny). hasslem hasslem
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7:39am Tue 29 Mar 11

samspence says...

gudari, Have you actualy looked at the ones you voted for?What a shower.
gudari, Have you actualy looked at the ones you voted for?What a shower. samspence
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8:24am Tue 29 Mar 11

happycyclist says...

gudari wrote:
Who are these people? Southern parasites! If there is no money for important services how can anyone be remotely interested in what they do or where they go? Royalty has no place in a modern society. I did not vote for these people and therefore as far as I am concerned they can stay in London.
To say "I didn't vote for them" is just stupid. All my life I've lived under governments that I haven't voted for, and that is true for the majority of people in this country.
You sound like you've been brainwashed into thinking Voting = Good. (aka 'democracy')
I'd much rather have unelected people leading the country who were wise and prudent and benevolent rather than clowns who were voted into power.

For all their faults, the Royal Family are what have held this country together for the last 1000 years. They're bound by duty to the country, not themselves or even the people. When all the self-serving, clueless, corrupt politicians have left the building, the Royal Family will be the ones left to turn the lights out -and they'll NEVER turn the lights out.
[quote][p][bold]gudari[/bold] wrote: Who are these people? Southern parasites! If there is no money for important services how can anyone be remotely interested in what they do or where they go? Royalty has no place in a modern society. I did not vote for these people and therefore as far as I am concerned they can stay in London.[/p][/quote]To say "I didn't vote for them" is just stupid. All my life I've lived under governments that I haven't voted for, and that is true for the majority of people in this country. You sound like you've been brainwashed into thinking Voting = Good. (aka 'democracy') I'd much rather have unelected people leading the country who were wise and prudent and benevolent rather than clowns who were voted into power. For all their faults, the Royal Family are what have held this country together for the last 1000 years. They're bound by duty to the country, not themselves or even the people. When all the self-serving, clueless, corrupt politicians have left the building, the Royal Family will be the ones left to turn the lights out -and they'll NEVER turn the lights out. happycyclist
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12:08am Mon 11 Apr 11

OBT2 says...

Viv wrote:
I've got nothing against the visit, but why is the offical school opening being carried out during the Easter school holiday rather than term time?
I completely agree with you Viv! How ridiculous to open a closed school. DUH! nice of them to visi though!
[quote][p][bold]Viv[/bold] wrote: I've got nothing against the visit, but why is the offical school opening being carried out during the Easter school holiday rather than term time?[/p][/quote]I completely agree with you Viv! How ridiculous to open a closed school. DUH! nice of them to visi though! OBT2
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9:57am Mon 11 Apr 11

mickdork says...

anyone know what DILLIGAF means ? because thats my response.
anyone know what DILLIGAF means ? because thats my response. mickdork
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