Royal train schedules trip to Yarmouth for Prince Charles visit

Prince Charles will step off the royal train to waving flags and excited crowds when he visits Great Yarmouth for an historic day that will be remembered for generations.

His Royal Highness is to visit the town on Monday, February 27, and leaders across the borough say they are honoured.

The Prince of Wales will spend a full day at the seaside - arriving at Vauxhall Station by royal train - as fervour for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations grows.

He will visit the directors and staff of Palmers Department Store in the Market Place to launch their 175th Anniversary Celebrations of being in the town.

Following this the prince will call in on St George's Chapel to see the building works in progress and to find out about how the building is being turned into a centre for the arts later in the year.

Prince Charles will also visit Seachange Arts Trust in their new premises at York Drill Hall.

Seachange Arts came about following a visit by the prince in the early 1990s.

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Before leaving the borough the prince will visit Great Yarmouth College to meet students and staff before joining in a discussion with participants in the Prince's Trust Team Programme.

Barry Coleman, Great Yarmouth's mayor, said 'This is a fantastic opportunity for the people of the borough to come along to the Market Place to give The Prince of Wales a Great Yarmouth welcome.

'We are very honoured to have a visit from His Royal Highness in this very special Diamond Jubilee year.'

The man at the helm of Palmers department store, which was founded in 1837, say staff could not hope for a better way to mark their business' 175th anniversary.

Bruce Sturrock, chairman of Palmers, said: 'We are delighted that Prince Charles has agreed to honour us with a visit for this very special occasion.

'All the staff are very excited at the prospect of meeting the prince and are looking forward to the 175th anniversary celebrations.'

Richard Packham, managing director of the borough council, added: 'Great Yarmouth has some very exciting times ahead.'

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