The Queen to visit Manchester

Tuesday November 5, 2013

The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, will visit Manchester on Thursday 14 November.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will attended the Co-operative Group's flagship building in the centre of Manchester, where they will meet staff, see displays of the diverse work of the organization and unveil a plaque to mark the formal opening of the building.

The visit comes as the Co-operative Group marks the 150th anniversary of its founding as the Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS) in Manchester in October 1863.

After finishing up at the Co-operative group the royal party will continue to the Factory Youth Zone, Harpurhey to view a number of sporting activities before meeting staff and supporters.

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