Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh along with His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visited Lancashire as part of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations on May 16, 2012.
During today’s visit the Her Majesty and the duke attended a luncheon at the Burnley Football club, toured the Accrington Market Hall as well as the Accrington Town Hall and much more.
A highlight of today’s event included a visit to Burnley, “… see the regeneration efforts by The Prince’s Charities.”
According to the official website for the Prince of Wales:
Six of The Prince’s Charities have collaborated to make a difference in Burnley, Lancashire in a bid to revitalize the former world centre of the cotton industry.
The Prince of Wales has been a regular presence in the town which has suffered from economic decline and social deprivation in recent years. This was Her Majesty’s first visit since 1987.
Accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh as part of her nationwide Diamond Jubilee tour, The Queen was greeted with a warm welcome by hundreds of well-wishers as the royal party boarded a barge which took them along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
The short journey took them to the Weavers’ Triangle which takes its name from the cotton workers who were housed and worked there in the 19th century.
Together with His Royal Highness they met young people and organizations who have worked with The Prince’s Charities.
They then attended the start of The Prince’s Charities Regeneration Summit at the heart of the planned multi-million pound regeneration plans for the Weavers’ Triangle which The Prince believes has huge potential and could be ‘the real making of the town’.
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Sources: Royal.gov.uk and princeofwales.gov.uk