The King will Celebrate Milton Keynes

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King Charles III leaves Castle Rising Church in Norfolk, after attending a morning church service. January 8, 2023.
King Charles III leaves Castle Rising Church in Norfolk, after attending a morning church service. January 8, 2023.

HIS MAJESTY THE KING WILL VISIT MILTON KEYNES

Thursday 16th February 2023

Engagement 1:

The King will celebrate Milton Keynes’ new status as a city, awarded as part of the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, at a reception for members of the local community and organisations.

At the Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Hos Majesty will attend a reception to mark Milton Keynes’ new status as a city with the local community, including volunteers, innovators and faith leaders. The Church of Christ the Cornerstone, the first ecumenical city centre church in the United Kingdom, was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992.

Inside the church, His Majesty will meet a range of community groups representing charitable, business, faith, environmental and arts organisations in Milton Keynes. Some of the organisations represented will include MKIAC (Milton Keynes Islamic Arts, Heritage and Culture), Milton Keynes Theatre, Bletchley Park, the Open University, the local Council of Faiths, and Ride High, which aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged children through opportunities to ride and look after horses locally.

His Majesty will also meet representatives from Starship Technologies. First piloted in Milton Keynes in 2018, the Starship programme is the first emission-free autonomous delivery service in the UK. The robots continue to play a key role in the lives of Milton Keynes’ residents by delivering groceries and other commodities to locations all over the city. At the reception, His Majesty will hear how Starship Technologies encourage young people to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

His Majesty will unveil a commemorative plaque and sign the Church Book, previously signed by Queen Elizabeth during Her late Majesty’s visit in 1992. Before departure, a rendition of Amazing Grace will be performed by Milton Keynes-based soloist Emily Haig.

Engagement 2: to be announced.

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