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Buckinghamshire to host King and Queen Consort

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King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will visit Milton Keynes on Thursday 16 February and well-wishers are welcome to catch a glimpse of the royal family, according to The Bucks Herald.

The purpose of the visit is to “formally mark” MK’s newly conferred city status, its council has announced.

Milton Keynes Council leader, Councillor Pete Marland, said: “We are delighted that The King and Queen Consort are able to join us to formally mark Milton Keynes becoming a city, and to meet some of the people who were instrumental in making it happen.

Milton Keynes was named a city as part of celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in May last year.

Milton Keynes Mayor, Councillor Amanda Marlow, said: “It was an honour for Milton Keynes to have the Proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III read, for the first time as a city, having not been in existence for the accession of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. It is with enormous pride that we will welcome Their Majesties to our city of Milton Keynes. We look forward to introducing them to an array of charities and community groups that help make our city such a wonderful place to live, work and play.”

The council brought together more than 50 knowledgeable people and organisations to develop the bid, which also had a wealth of public support with hundreds of residents submitting photographs of their favourite local places, and a competition for pupils to design a flag for Milton Keynes running in schools.

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