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Road closures as city prepares to welcome The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen Photo: PA

Leicester city centre is preparing to welcome Her Majesty The Queen tomorrow (13 April).

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are visiting the city to attend the Royal Maundy Service at Leicester Cathedral.

The Royal parade route will go through the city centre, starting at Humberstone Gate, travelling past the Clock Tower and along High Street, with the parade ending appropriately at Jubilee Square.

At Jubilee Square itself, Her Majesty will be met by the Bishop of Leicester, the Right Revd Martyn Snow, who will take the Royal couple the short distance to Leicester Cathedral for the Royal Maundy Service, which begins at 11am.

From 8pm tonight (April 12), a series of road closures will come into effect.

Streets closed to traffic include:

  • Humberstone Gate West
  • Clock Tower area
  • East Gates
  • High Street
  • Jubilee Square
  • Apple Gate
  • Peacock Lane, between St Martins and Apple Gate
  • New Street
  • Guildhall Lane

Other closures will also be in effect on the day, including Peacock Lane from St Nicholas Circle to Southgates slip road, Haymarket and a section of Churchgate, as well as a possible temporary closure at the junction of Charles Street and Humberstone Gate.

The Royal visit will be the first by the Queen since her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

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