Duchess Of Cambridge Visits The North East

10 October 2012, 07:11 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

The Duchess of Cambridge will arrive at Newcastle Civic Centre at 10.30am, where she'll meet university representatives and pupils from the Percy Hedley School.

People can catch a glimpse of Her Royal Highness on Ceremonial Way, near to the Civic Centre.

There won't be any road closures in the city for the visit, but there will be security and a police escort for Kate, which could make parking in the city centre difficult.

After stopping off at the Civic Centre, Kate will then travel to Elswick Park, where she will meet schoolchildren and community groups at around 11.30am.

Elswick Park will remain open to the public during the visit.

She will then head to Gateshead Youth Council, where she's expected to arrive around 12.30pm.

Here Kate will visit Keyfund, a charity chosen to benefit from the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund.

Following her morning on Tyneside, the Duchess will then travel south to Stockton-on-Tees where she'll meet families involved in drug treatment programmes at the CRI Stockton Recovery Centre on William Street.

Road closures are in place in Stockton from 6am on the morning of the visit (Wednesday 10th October) and affect the following:

* Dovecote Street will be closed from the junction with Prince Regent Street alongside the ARC to the junction with Brunswick Street
* Albion Street will be closed at the junction with Brunswick Street and Lodge Street will be closed at the junction of Brunswick Street and Prince Regent Street.

There's limited space on William Street, opposite the CRI building, to catch sight of Kate.

Police will refuse entry if it;s too crowded though, so the advice is to arrive early.

The Duke of Cambridge won't be coming on the visit as he's going to the funeral of his former nanny.

Olga Powell cared for William and Prince Harry when they were young boys including the difficult period when their parents' marriage was breaking up in the early 1990s.

William will be attending the funeral on Wednesday in a private capacity and it is thought he will be passing on the condolences of his brother Harry who is serving in Afghanistan as an Apache helicopter co-pilot gunner.