Duke to Mark 50th Anniversary of Milton Keynes

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THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE WILL JOIN CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MILTON KEYNES

Tuesday 26th September, 2017

The Duke of Cambridge will visit Milton Keynes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the town. His Royal Highness will join a celebratory event showcasing the best of Milton Keynes in Campbell Park, one of Milton Keynes’ finest parks in the centre of the town.

The Duke will attend a festival demonstrating MK50’s themes of business & innovation, community, culture and the green environment. His Royal Highness will have the opportunity to meet the Milton Keynes founders and local community leaders, faith groups and representatives from the public sector at a reception in the park.

Afterwards, The Duke will view the Milton Keynes Rose – a public installation and focal point for the community, with pillars commemorating and celebrating groups and events important to the residents of Milton Keynes. At the Rose, The Duke of Cambridge will join a ceremony to commemorate the 50th Anniversary, at which His Royal Highness will make a short speech before unveiling a new pillar celebrating Milton Keynes’ founders.

Milton Keynes, Britain’s most famous and successful product of the new town movement, was designated as a new town on 23rd January 1967. Its purpose was to help alleviate London’s chronic housing problem and to provide a commercial centre for the region. Milton Keynes Council is coordinating a programme of community-organised events for MK50 throughout 2017, which aim to tell the story of 50 years of Milton Keynes, celebrating its history, landscape, architecture, culture and people.

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