Prince Harry will later today make a visit to Nottingham and excitement is already building for the royal’s visit.
The Prince is set to follow in the footsteps of his late mother today when he opens a new home for brain injury charity, Headway.
The Princess of Wales was a previous royal patron of the association from 1991 until 1996, and now with her son’s visit, it is set to highlight the charity’s work once again.
Along with his visit to the brain injury charity, he will also visit Russell Youth Club, in St Ann’s, and the Confetti Institute, in Beck Street.
The city is already buzzing with its latest royal visit, which comes only a year after The Queen along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour.
A spokesman for tourism organisation Experience Notts said: “We’ve seen the huge media spotlight a royal visit can bring to our city and the Prince Harry is visit is sure to help raise the profile of Nottingham even further.
“We can’t wait to experience the city abuzz with excitement for his visit later this month.”
Especially excited for the Harry’s visit are school children at Blue Bell Hill Primary School in St. Ann’s, who are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the cheeky royal. The third-in-line will meet the children at the nearby Russel Youth Club, where he will also met other local organisations supporting youth work.
Head teacher of the school, Jo Bradley, said: ‘The children missed out on seeing the Queen when she came [last year], so they are very excited.
‘He is popular among young people, and the staff are all excited too.’
Members of the community are also looking forward to the royal’s visit and have praised his efforts to visit the area.
Susan Davis, 59, of Old Basford said: “I think it’s brilliant, absolutely brilliant,” she said. “I tried to go and see Prince William and Kate when they came, but the crowds were so huge I couldn’t get near them.
“But it’s nice that they are taking the trouble to come and I especially admire Prince Harry for going to the lesser-known parts of the city like St Ann’s.
“I’m quite one for the royals, so I’ll certainly be making a note of the visit to go and catch a glimpse of him.”
Tomorrow’s visit will hold a special moment for the Prince as he will visit the charity his mother supported during the early nineties. “Princess Diana’s
Andrew Green, chair of Headway, said: “We are thrilled and delighted that Prince Harry has agreed to visit us in our new home in Nottingham to learn of the work we do to support people affected with brain injury.
“Princess Diana’s support of the charity greatly enhanced its profile and made more people aware not only of brain injury and its effects, but also of the help that was available.
“It will be a momentous day in the history of the charity.”