HRH The Princess Royal will visit Leyland later this year to attend the launch of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in the North West of England, at the Faringdon Lodge Hotel, Stanifield Lane, on March 22.

Ahead of this visit the princess -- who is president of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers -- will visit the Youth and Community Centre, in Paradise Street, Accrington, near Blackburn, on March 9 to launch a new millennium refurbishment project.

And on Thursday, June 15, the princess will attend a lunch at Pontins Holiday Centre, in Lytham St Annes, near Blackpool, to launch the Pontins' Carers Breaks initiative.