King Charles and Queen Consort set to visit Dunfermline

King Charles is set to visit Dunfermline on Monday
King Charles is set to visit Dunfermline on Monday

THE King and his Queen Consort will visit Dunfermline on Monday in their first joint public engagement since the period of royal mourning ended.

The pair are visiting to mark the former town becoming a city.

Charles and Camilla will be welcomed to Dunfermline in Fife by community groups including a local pipe band and schoolchildren.

They will then attend an official council meeting at the City chambers where the King will formally mark the conferral of city status on Dunfermline and make a short speech.

After the ceremony they will visit Dunfermline Abbey to mark its 950th anniversary and will meet with representatives from Historic Scotland to learn about the area’s history and the conservation of the site.

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Eight places won city status as part of the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Dunfermline’s bid for the status was based on its heritage and its historic status as an ancient seat of royal power, but also one of the fastest-growing towns in Europe.

The King and his wife are set to host a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on Monday to celebrate British South Asian communities.

They will meet with between 200 and 300 guests of British Indian, Pakistani, Bangladesh, Sri Lankan, Nepalese, Bhutanese and Maldivian heritage from across the UK.

Charles will also hold an investiture ceremony for a small group of local people, his first as King.