William and Kate will join the Queen for a visit to Nottingham on Wednesday as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour of the country. Huge numbers of people are expected to welcome the Royal party. Nottingham City Council Leader, Councillor Jon Collins said
'As the Capital of the East Midlands, it's great Nottingham's playing host to this Royal visit. I'm sure that local people will give the Royal party a warm welcome and will be excited about getting to see The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as part of the Jubilee celebrations'.
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For those of you wishing to follow the visit live via televised coverage or planning to see the Royals in person, the itinerary is as follows
10.05 a.m. The Queen will arrive by train at Nottingham Train Station where they will be met by William and Kate. Both parties will travel by car to the Old Market Square.
10.10 a.m. The Royals are expected to arrive in the Old Market Square and will spend time greeting the crowds, before going into the Council House to meet the Lord Lieutenants of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and invited guests.
11.00 a.m. The Royals will arrive at Vernon Park for a rededication of Vernon Park under the auspices of the QE2 Fields in Trust Organisation, of which William is patron. Her Majesty will then unveil a plaque to mark the park's new status and the Royals will enjoy sporting and musical performances.
A look at Nottingham city centre.
It looks like it's going to be a very exciting visit. I should have a post ready as soon as photos emerge :)
Meanwhile, Kate is reportedly busy planning to throw William a 30th birthday party 'fit for a King'. She is thought to be discussing ideas with William's closest friends. Kate chose to celebrate her 30th with a low key family dinner. It will be interesting to see plans for William's come to fruition.
This week's issue of Hello! Magazine is a souvenir edition of the Jubilee events.