The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Coventry to celebrate the city being the UK’s City of Culture 2021. After first visiting Coventry Cathedral to mark the 59th Anniversary of its Consecration year, Their Royal Highnesses toured the 2 Tone music exhibition at the Herbert Gallery and heard more about how the genre has roots in the city.
As founder of The British Asian Trust, The Prince met members of the Indian community who have been fundraising to help those in India affected by Covid-19 and toured the old Daimler Powerhouse, which has been converted into a hub for artists. Finally, The Prince met representatives from the Canal River Trust and heard about the work being done to transform the canal into a hub for artists. Finally, The Prince met representatives from the Canal River Trust and heard about the work being done to transform the canal into a community space where local people can spend time being next to the water and close to nature.
The Duchess of Cornwall meanwhile met members of the local community who make use of the activities on offer at Coventry Library, and visited a woman’s refuge centre.
During Tuesday’s service, the prince sat in the chair the Queen used during her visit nearly six decades ago. Charles – visiting the cathedral for the first time – and Camilla was met by the Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Rev Dr. Christopher Cocksworth, and the Dean of Coventry, the Very Rev John Witcombe.