Royal Visits


  HRH The Prince of Wales visits Ouseburn

A Royal visit is a special and exciting occasion that takes very careful planning to ensure the day runs smoothly and is successful. Each year The Queen and other members of the Royal Family carry out approximately 3000 engagements.

Such engagements can include visits to schools, hospitals, factories, military units, art galleries, sheltered accommodation for elderly people, hostels for the homeless, local community schemes in inner city areas, and other British and Commonwealth organisations. They may also attend to open events and buildings, give speeches, unveil plaques and meet people and organisations.


  HRH The Countess of Wessex December 2009 - Visit to Tynemouth RNLI Station

The Royal family may visit one region for an entire day and attend a range of venues.

It is the role of the Lord-Lieutenant to host The Queen or members of the Royal family when they visit Tyne & Wear.