Royal Visit to Birkenhead

7 January 2019, 15:52 | Updated: 7 January 2019, 16:04

Harry and Meghan

Harry and Meghan will travel to the Wirral on Monday (January 14) to see a number of organisations which support and empower groups within the local community.

The Duke and Duchess, who are expecting their first child in the spring, will visit Tomorrow's Women Wirral, an organisation that supports women in vulnerable circumstances.

It was set up in 2011 to support women on their release from prison, and now offers a range of training courses and workshops for more than 6,000 local women, including support groups around mental health issues, domestic abuse and addiction.

Harry and Meghan will hear from some of the women about their experiences.

The couple will also visit the Hive, Wirral Youth Zone, created by the charity OnSide Youth Zones, which is developing 21st century youth facilities across the UK.

The Hive aims to provide a safe environment for young people to help them build key skills and raise their aspirations and confidence.

They'll also meet members of the public in Hamilton Square when they view a new sculpture marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Birkenhead war poet Wilfred Owen.