The King and Queen of Lesotho will be at Durham County Cricket Club to watch Durham Jets take on Yorkshire Vikings in the Natwest T20 Blast tonight.

Their Majesties King Letsie III, who is an avid cricket fan, and Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso will be making an official visit to Emirates Riverside to watch Durham's crunch match against their arch rivals.

The King and Queen - who will carry out the official coin toss for the match - will be presented with a range of signed shirts before they enjoy the show-stopping cricket action.

Michelle Carney, Durham's Commercial & Community Director, spent 18 months in Lesotho before returning to the North East. She said:

We are privileged that Their Majesties have chosen to come and visit us here at Emirates Riverside as part of their short trip to County Durham.

Michelle Carney

The visit celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Durham Diocese-Lesotho Link, a registered charity established in 1986.

The Revd Margaret Bianchi, Executive Director of the Durham-Lesotho Link said:

I am delighted that their Royal Highnesses have been able to accept Bishop Paul’s invitation and be with us to celebrate thirty years of the Link.

The Revd Margaret Bianchi

The Natwest T20 Blast encounter between Durham Jets and Yorkshire Vikings is scheduled to start at 6:30pm.