The Prince and Princess of Wales to visit Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter

The Prince and Princess of Wales Credit: PA Images

The Prince and Princess of Wales will visit Birmingham on Thursday to meet future leaders in the arts and creative industries.

William and Kate will host designers, artists and playwrights at The Rectory restaurant on the edge of the city’s historic Jewellery Quarter.

The royal couple will hear about how the sector is growing and their guests’ experiences of opening and running a business in the city.

The Chamberlain Clock in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham Credit: Stephen Pond/PA

They will then join guests for a game of interactive darts downstairs in the 180 Club before greeting members of the public outside.

Birmingham is home to a thriving creative industries sector, which features a vast array of creative trades from the historic artisan jewellery sector to innovative, cutting-edge filmmaking and gaming.

The Jewellery Quarter is a hub for artistic businesses in the city which produces up to 40% of all jewellery made in the UK.