The Countess of Wessex will be in the region to officially open Hartlepool College today (November 13th).
Just one stop on her tour around the region, the Countess of Wessex will be meeting with students, governors, staff and guests when she officially opens the college in Hartlepool.
The Countess is also expected to take a tour of the college.
Other guests at today's opening include the Mayor of Hartlepool and Hartlepool MP Ian Wright.
The college's aim is for students to be at the very centre of the opening - with admissions on the rise ever since Hartlepool College was founded three years ago.
More top news
It's been confirmed that the Marks and Spencer stores in both Stockton and Darlington will close in August.
It's part of the investigation into the disappearance of Donna Keogh from Middlesbrough in 1998 when she was just 17 years old.
The move is likely to lead to the loss of more than 1,500 jobs.