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King Charles III pictured at Bombardier, Royal Crown Derby and Toyota

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The former Prince of Wales has made many visits to Derby and the surrounding areas over the years

The new reigning monarch of England, King Charles III, was proclaimed King by the Accession Council on Saturday (September 10). He automatically became king when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died on September 8, but a number of official ceremonies take place over the days and months afterwards to mark the beginning of his reign.

Over his 69 years as heir apparent, the King visited Derby and the surrounding areas on many occasions, for a variety of reasons. As next in line to the throne, he was responsible in many situations for representing the Queen.

His most recent trip to our city was in 2012 when he visited Bombardier and actually had a go at driving a train during a tour of the premises.

He was present at the opening of the Toyota factory in Burnaston in 1993, visited Derby College in 2003, came to the Royal Crown Derby in 2011 and was seen at Kedleston Hall in 1988.

The Royal Family’s official website states that the Prince of Wales’s (as he was known) duties included supporting Her Majesty the Queen as “the focal point for national pride, unity and allegiance and bringing people together across all sections of society, representing stability and continuity, highlighting achievement, and emphasising the importance of service and the voluntary sector by encouragement and example.’

Take a look at our photo gallery below of our new king’s times in Derby.

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