HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, will be opening the University of Lincoln’s Engineering Hub on Thursday 19th January 2012.
The Engineering is the first purpose-built engineering school to have been built in the UK for more than 20 years and welcomed its first intake of students in September 2011. It is the result of a joint effort between the University and Siemens who have a major presence in the city.
Princess Anne will be arriving at the Engineering School on the Brayford campus at lunchtime, where she will be invited to tour the facilities before unveiling a plaque to mark the occasion.
This is by no means the first royal visit Lincoln has seen recently: in November The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Lincoln Cathedral as part of a day-long Lincolnshire tour.
During his visit Prince Charles accepted the Cathedral’s invitation to become Patron of the Cathedral Fabric Fund and the individuals who had spent time in the Cathedral works department (as part of the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment) got the chance to meet the prince in person.
Meanwhile, Camilla toured the Cathedral works department and met craftsmen and women involved in masonry, glazing, lead-work and carpentry.
Prince Edward visited Lincoln Pelican Trust back in June to unveil a plaque and to see the work that the charity undertakes.
When the Princess Royal comes to Lincoln later this month it will be her second visit to the city in just two months: she also attended a service at Lincoln Cathedral in December for some festive Christmas carolling.
What a great year 2011 was and we look forward to many more royal appearances in Lincoln throughout 2012!