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Prince Charles arrives in Newcastle to meet the LNER railway bosses and visit the headquarters of the charity Changing Lives

Watch the gap! Prince Charles cautiously steps off the platform at Newcastle Central Station as he prepares to meet Girls Aloud star Cheryl

  • The Prince of Wales spends the day in the North East for royal engagements
  • Arrived at Newcastle Central Station this morning for a first meeting with representatives from London North Eastern Railway (LNER)
  • Later, he visits the headquarters of the charity Changing Lives
  • Last week the royal family attended the first week of the Cop26 summit in Glasgow


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The Prince of Wales joined a large number of commuters this morning as he arrived at Newcastle Station ahead of a day in the north east – in which he will meet Girls Aloud star Cheryl.

Charles, 72, visits the city to meet with representatives from London North Eastern Railway (LNER) before heading to the headquarters of the charity Changing Lives.

Dressed in a light gray suit with a light blue shirt and patterned tie – next to a poppy on his lapel, the heir apparent looked cheerful as he strode across the platform.

Watch your step!  The Prince of Wales joined a large number of commuters this morning as he arrived at Newcastle Station ahead of a day in the North East

Watch your step! The Prince of Wales joined a large number of commuters this morning as he arrived at Newcastle Station ahead of a day in the North East

Charles, 72, looked cheerful as he strode alongside Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Susan Winfield (pictured left)

Charles, 72, looked cheerful as he strode alongside Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Susan Winfield (pictured left)

Charles, 72, looked cheerful as he strode alongside Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Susan Winfield (pictured left)

On time!  Prince Charles donned a light gray suit with a light blue shirt and patterned tie - next to a poppy on his lapel, when he arrived in the northeastern city

On time!  Prince Charles donned a light gray suit with a light blue shirt and patterned tie - next to a poppy on his lapel, when he arrived in the northeastern city

On time! Prince Charles donned a light gray suit with a light blue shirt and patterned tie – next to a poppy on his lapel, when he arrived in the northeastern city

The Prince then boarded another train - this time the Tube, as he helped Newcastle City Service celebrate 40 years of Nexus Tyne & Wear

The Prince then boarded another train - this time the Tube, as he helped Newcastle City Service celebrate 40 years of Nexus Tyne & Wear

The Prince then boarded another train – this time the Tube, as he helped Newcastle City Service celebrate 40 years of Nexus Tyne & Wear

The prince pictured heading for his first engagement, with the unveiling of a plaque on Haymarket to mark the Metro's 40th anniversary

The prince pictured heading for his first engagement, with the unveiling of a plaque on Haymarket to mark the Metro's 40th anniversary

The prince pictured heading for his first engagement, with the unveiling of a plaque on Haymarket to mark the Metro’s 40th anniversary

Get off at Haymarket Station after a short ride from Newcastle Central Station

Get off at Haymarket Station after a short ride from Newcastle Central Station

Get off at Haymarket Station after a short ride from Newcastle Central Station

The Prince was greeted by Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Susan Winfield and the couple walked onto the platform together for their first engagement of the day.

It was straight to a different type of train, when the Royal Family hopped on the Tube to travel from Newcastle Central Station to Haymarket Station.

Charles was wearing a face mask and heard the sound of a fellow passenger shouting ‘Good morning Prince Charles! Welcome to Newcastle.’

There, Charles unveiled a plaque on Haymarket to mark the 40th anniversary of the Nexus Tyne & Wear Metro.

His most glamorous encounter probably comes through a meeting with Cheryl, former singer of pop band Girls Aloud. The star is a patron of the charity Changing Lives, which helps people experiencing homelessness through hostels and day centers.

Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Susan Winfield greets Charles as he disembarked

Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Susan Winfield greets Charles as he disembarked

Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Susan Winfield greets Charles as he disembarked

While railroad workers watched, a radiant Prince Charles strolled across the platform

While railroad workers watched, a radiant Prince Charles strolled across the platform

While railroad workers watched, a radiant Prince Charles strolled across the platform

The heir has a busy day ahead of him in Newcastle with two appointments on his schedule

The heir has a busy day ahead of him in Newcastle with two appointments on his schedule

The heir has a busy day ahead of him in Newcastle with two appointments on his schedule

It’s been a week of bumping with celebrities. Last week the royal met Leonardo DiCaprio and Stella McCartney at COP26 in Glasgow.

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