Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit Croydon today

13:05 20 September 2012

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Croydon today. File picture: Ian Gavan/PA

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Croydon today. File picture: Ian Gavan/PA

PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, are visiting Croydon today.

The royal couple toured businesses that were badly hit by the riots last year, meeting volunteers at the Croydon Voluntary Action, on London Road.

They were also due to speak to Croydon College staff and students this afternoon before unveiling a plaque at the newly opened University Centre.

Charles and Camilla last visited the borough shortly after the riots in August last year. Much of the town centre was set alight during the unrest, with the House of Reeves furniture store, a family-run business, burned to the ground.

Today the pair will see how their charities are helping to make a difference and rebuild the riot-hit area.

Croydon College principal Frances Wadsworth said he was “delighted” by the royal visit.

She added: “Staff and students are thrilled that we have such an opportunity to showcase the impact that Croydon College makes on its local community in a range of ways. The opening of University Centre Croydon is a real positive not just for the college but for Croydon as a whole.”

Latest Stories

12:44
American journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria (AP Photo/freejamesfoley.org, Nicole Tung, File)

The SAS is closing in on the man known as ‘John’, suspected of being from London, who brutally executed US journalist James Foley.

Read more
Ishak Ayiris is set to study at Eton College.  Photograph by Lucy Ray

A schoolboy who secured top marks in his GCSEs is set to follow in the footsteps of David Cameron and Boris Johnson after winning a scholarship to Eton worth £76,000.

Read more
18:49
The student was caught trying to board a flight at Stansted Airport with eight flares in his luggage (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

A student from north London was caught trying to board a plane at Stansted Airport with eight explosive flares and a terrorist manual.

Read more

Quirky London

Quizzes

James Bond is Britain’s most famous secret agent, and the capital is its most famous city, so it makes sense that 007 would live and work here when he isn’t gallivanting around the world.

Read more
Can you find the animals hiding in London station names? (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

You may not realise it but there are animals hiding in stations across London? Play our quiz and see if you can you find them:

Read more
Can you guess the Tube station just from the outside? (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

How well do you know your Tube stations? Can you guess these Underground stops from the pictures taken outside them?

Read more