Prince Charles is to visit Ironbridge, Telford and Ludlow next week, his office confirmed today.
The Prince of Wales is making a surprise visit to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum on Monday as part of a golden summer of royal visits for the county.
The Prince will arrive at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale – marking its 10th anniversary this year – for a reception where he will also take a look at the furnace remains.
Then the Prince, who is patron of the Museum Trust, will unveil a fountain made by the old Coalbrookdale company for the Great Exhibition and which has now been restored. The Boy and Swan fountain is a unique example of what the company produced in its heyday.
During the day the Prince will also visit one of his own charities, in Kind Direct, based at Stafford Park.
The charity, which the Prince helped set up in 1996, redistributes surplus goods from manufacturers and retailers to UK charities.
The Prince will start his visit in Ludlow, where he will take a walk around the market, visit St Laurence’s Church and launch the work on the town’s Jubilee Gardens.
Members of the public can gather from 12.30pm. Town centre roads High Street, King Street and Castle Street will be closed to traffic from 12pm until about 2.00pm.
Meanwhile , on Friday the Duke of Gloucester is at Telford, Bridgnorth and Attingham Park.