Prince Charles awaits royal baby news on visit to Pontefract

Prince Charles�visiting�Pontefract's Prince of Wales Hospice to mark the building's 20th anniversary year.
Prince Charles�visiting�Pontefract's Prince of Wales Hospice to mark the building's 20th anniversary year.

The Prince of Wales will visit Pontefract today (Monday) as he waits for news on the birth of his first grandchild.

As interest in the royal baby focuses on St Mary’s Hospital, in London, Charles will be welcomed by farmers and staff at Dovecote Park in Stapleton this afternoon as part of a two-day tour of Yorkshire.

He will also visit the National Railway Museum in York and view the museum’s collection of royal carriages. He will see Queen Victoria’s favourite carriage, King Edward’s saloon and Queen Elizabeth’s saloon, used by the royal family during the Second World War.

The first day of his tour finishes with a reception for Prince’s Trust supporters at Harewood House, near Leeds.

For updates on the visit follow @PandCExpress and @PCExp_Sam on Twitter and see the Express website later today for a video.