The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth, has expressed his delight at the upcoming Royal Visit by Her Majesty The Queen.
Buckingham Palace has announced that The Queen, who is also the Duke of Lancaster, will visit Lancaster Castle and Myerscough on Friday, May 29.
The visit marks the 750th Anniversary of the creation of the Lancaster Inheritance. In 1265, King Henry III granted land to his son, Edmond, beginning what would become the Duchy of Lancaster.
Lord Shuttleworth KCVO, who is The Queen’s representative in Lancashire, will officially greet Her Majesty when she arrives in Lancaster and escort her during the official visit to the castle and a number of private visits to Duchy estate-owned farms in the Myerscough area.
He said: “I am delighted to be able to welcome Her Majesty The Queen to Lancashire to mark the 750th Anniversary of the creation of the Duchy of Lancaster Inheritance.
“I’m sure that people will want to turn out to witness this wonderful occasion for themselves, which will take place in front of the majestic John O’Gaunt Gatehouse.
“Those wishing to see the visit in Lancaster should be in the area in front of the castle by 10am.
“Lancaster Castle is undoubtedly one of the historic treasures of our wonderful county, so this should be a very memorable occasion.”
During the visit a number of roads will be closed and barriers in place, but people will be able to see the Royal car from a pavement or other suitable area along the A6, as it travels to the Duchy estate farms.
The Queen last visited Wyre in 2006 as part of her 80th birthday celebrations and Lancaster in 1999, when she visited the castle to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Royal Charter.