Crowds flock to the dock to catch a glimpse of Prince Charles

Prince of Wales visited the Albert Dock which  became the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool last year, an honour bestowed by the Queen ahead of its 175th anniversary in 2021

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Prince Charles mingles with the crowds on his visit to the Royal Albert Dock

 

Crowds flocked to Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock on Tuesday to catch a glimpse of Prince Charles who was visiting the waterfront attraction to mark its newly-acquired royal status.

The Grade I-listed site, which welcomes more than 6m visitors a years, became the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool last year, an honour bestowed by the Queen ahead of its 175th anniversary in 2021.

Charles, the Prince of Wales, was met by Dave Roscoe, chair of the board of directors, who are custodians of the historic estate, which attracts more than 6m visitors a year, long with chief executive of the dock, Sue Grindrod.

They escorted Charles around the dock to meet various stakeholders, local businesses and staff from some of the attractions, including a special tour of the International Slavery Museum.

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Prince Charles meets the founders of Leather Satchel Company, Keith and Gail Henshaw
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Prince Charles unveils a new plaque during his visit to the Royal Albert Dock

 

He also met the founders of Leather Satchel Company, Keith and Gail Henshaw, who had the pleasure of gifting Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis three satchels during a visit in 2018 from the Duke of Cambridge.

And he me Katherine Caldwell, talented illustrator and founder of craft gift shop, The Nest, as well as Peter and Elaine Kinsella, founders of Catalonia restaurant and deli, Lunyalita, which is the sister restaurant to award-winning Lunya.

The Prince himself reopened the regenerated dock in May 1988 with the opening of Tate Liverpool, following a full restoration after years of decline and near demolition. A new plaque will be unveiled in recognition of his visit and the dock’s new Royal status.

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