Royal visitor coming to Northumberland

Northumberland is to get a Royal visitor this month.

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 12:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 12:44 pm
Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, is visiting Amble next month. Here, she is pictured in Rothbury, during a visit a few years ago. Picture by Jane Coltman

HRH The Countess of Wessex is visiting the county on April 20 where she will be spending time in Amble, Blyth and Hexham.

The Countess will be starting her tour of Northumberland in Amble around 10am with a visit to the Coquet Shorebase Trust on The Braid.

She will then be visiting the Pride of Northumberland Shop on Queen Street and then possibly walking (weather permitting) through the town square to the Harbour Village.

Her final appointment in the town will be to officially open the new Amble Paddlers water feature in Amble Park.

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The Countess will then travel to Blyth, aiming to arrive there shortly after noon, where she will visit the Tall Ship Project on the Quayside before visiting the Isabella Centre in Ogle Drive for a tea party celebrating local residents who have 90th birthdays this year, the day before The Queen’s birthday.

Around 1.30pm The Countess will leave for Hexham, arriving around 2.30pm to launch the Big Story exhibition in Hexham Abbey, Beaumont Street.

The Countess will be at the Abbey for around 45 minutes before leaving the county.