The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ visit to Birkenhead

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Birkenhead on Monday 14th January and visit a number of local organisations that support and empower groups within the local community according to Kensington Palace.

Prince Harry and Princess Meghan accepted an invitation from local MP Frank Field. The young royal couple will learn first-hand about initiatives to fight poverty, empower and help young people within the community.

During their visit to Birkenhead, Prince Harry and Princess Meghan will undertake the following engagement:
– meet war veterans
– visit the Wilfred Owen World War I memorial in Hamilton Park
– visit the Tomorrow’s Women Wirral
– visit the Hive, Wirral Youth Zone
– meet the Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Geoffrey Watt and council leader Phil Davies

Wilfred Owen World War I memorial in Hamilton Park

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)

About Wirral Youth Zone

According to the their website:
“Wirral Youth Zone, named by young people as ‘The Hive’, is a purpose-built facility for the city’s young people aged 8 – 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities.

The Youth Zone is located next to the new fire station on Bright St, in the centre of Birkenhead and opened on 8th April 2017. You can see the latest pictures of the Youth Zone here.

This infrastructure of facilities is based upon our 21st Century Youth Facility Model and young people from across Wirral have access to fantastic facilities for a cost of £5 for an annual membership and 50p per visit. The Youth Zone provides a safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves and enables young people to raise their aspirations and confidence to create a happier and healthier generation.” Read more

Tomorrow’s Women Wirral

According to their website:
“TWW is a project designed to benefit all women aged 18+ in the community and is committed to reducing female imprisonment, offending, and to provide assistance to those women who want to make positive lifestyle changes.

The women who attend TWW are not judged and integrate with women who want to share their own skills and experiences. We are open Monday – Friday (9.00am to 4pm with late night opening on a Tuesday evening until 7pm) and have a full timetable of courses that address women’s needs, including the only female medical walk-in centre in Wirral.” Read more

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit ‘Tomorrow’s Women Wirral’ Charity on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlotte Graham – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visit Tomorrow’s Women Wirral – an organisation that supports women in vulnerable circumstances, during their visit to Birkenhead, northwest England on January 14, 2019. (Photo by Charlotte Graham / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHARLOTTE GRAHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit ‘Tomorrow’s Women Wirral’ Charity on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlotte Graham – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

BIRKENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during their visit to the Hive, Wirral Youth Zone as part of a visit to Birkenhead on January 14, 2019, in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Danny Lawson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

BIRKENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch a dance troupe perform during their visit to the Hive, Wirral Youth Zone as part of a visit to Birkenhead on January 14, 2019, in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Danny Lawson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan officially open ‘Number 7, a citizen’s supermarket and community café

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to officially open ‘Number 7’, a ‘Feeding Birkenhead’ citizen’s supermarket and community café, on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England. Feeding Birkenhead is a coalition of churches, food banks, community groups, and other organisations working together to eliminate hunger in Birkenhead. The supermarket enables local families to buy their weekly shopping at a discounted price, and provides advice and advocacy on benefits, looking for work, debt, budgeting, and cooking. (Photo by Anthony Devlin – WPA Pool /Getty Images)

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex officially open ‘Number 7’, a ‘Feeding Birkenhead’ citizen’s supermarket and community café, on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England. Feeding Birkenhead is a coalition of churches, food banks, community groups, and other organisations working together to eliminate hunger in Birkenhead. The supermarket enables local families to buy their weekly shopping at a discounted price, and provides advice and advocacy on benefits, looking for work, debt, budgeting, and cooking. (Photo by Anthony Devlin – WPA Pool /Getty Images)

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speak with local people at ‘Number Seven’, a ‘Feeding Birkenhead’ citizen’s supermarket and community cafe, on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England. Feeding Birkenhead is a coalition of churches, food banks, community groups, and other organisations working together to eliminate hunger in Birkenhead. The supermarket enables local families to buy their weekly shopping at a discounted price, and provides advice and advocacy on benefits, looking for work, debt, budgeting, and cooking. (Photo by Anthony Devlin – WPA Pool /Getty Images)

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