Getting ready for Royal visit on the east coast of Norfolk

Flashback: The Princess Royal on a walkabout in Great Yarmouth as part of the Charter 800 celebratio

Flashback: The Princess Royal on a walkabout in Great Yarmouth as part of the Charter 800 celebrations in 2008. Photo: Bill Smith. - Credit: Archant © 2008

Excitement is building ahead of the Princess Royal’s visit to the Great Yarmouth area next week.

The Queen’s daughter will learn about three local projects that change and save lives on the east coast when she comes to Caister and Gorleston on Tuesday.

She last visited the coastal region in June 2008 when hundreds of people turned out for her walkabout through Yarmouth town centre as part of the Charter 800 years celebration.

On this occasion, the Princess will visit East Norfolk Sixth Form College and the Louise Hamilton Centre for palliative care at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston and the independent Caister Lifeboat Station to name its new inshore vessel.

It will be the first royal visit to Yarmouth since February 2012, when Prince Charles went to Palmers Department Store to launch its 175th anniversary celebrations and took a closer look at the renovation work taking place at St George’s Theatre.

• See more about the Royal visit in today’s Great Yarmouth Mercury.