Prince Charles makes first visit to Northumberland Coast

The Prince of Wales meets visitors at Auckland Castle Credit: ITV

Prince Charles will meet members of the public in the North East as he begins a two-day tour of the North East. The visit is the first time he has been to the Northumberland coast.

Auckland Castle

The Prince of Wales starts his day in County Durham, where he will view the Zurbaran paintings at Auckland Castle. Prince Charles will be accompanied by the Bishop of Durham and by young people from his charity, The Prince's Trust.


His visit continues to Warkworth, where he will meet residents and staff at Abbeyfield House, a charity which provides sheltered accommodation and support for older people. Prince Charles is a patron.


His next stop will be Queen Street in Amble, meeting local artists, performers and fisherman. He will visit the Pride of Northumbria Country Shop, which sells local produce and exhibits local artwork. He will then try the ice cream at Spurreli ice cream shop.

Red Row

Prince Charles will meet Stephen Lunn, a blacksmith whose workshop in Red Row was founded by his grandfather in the 1920s. The Forge specialises in metal artwork, including the gates of Alnwick Castle.

RAF Boulmer

Airmen at RAF Boulmer will give the Prince of Wales a demonstration of their plan for air security during the Olympic Games.


The royal visitor will end the day in Alnwick, where he will sample puddings at a farmhouse kitchen. He will then spend the night as a guest of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, at Alnwick Castle.

The Prince of Wales continues his visit through the North East on Tuesday, in Holy Island, Bamburgh, Seahouses, Low Newton and Alnwick.

Some road closures will be in place over the two days of the royal visit. Read more here.