Prince Andrew in Sheffield Jubilee visit

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PRINCE Andrew is to visit Sheffield on Monday ahead of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations across the country.

He will tour a variety of city organisations, meeting business and community leaders, and be accompanied by The Lord Lieutenant of Sheffield David Moody.

Prince Andrew, the Queen’s second son and the Duke of York, will first meet leaders at the Sikh Temple on Warren Street, Attercliffe.

There he will learn about the £1.2 million new building project where money has been raised thanks to big-hearted members of the community.

He is then to tour the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Catcliffe, Rotherham.

Prince Andrew will officially open the facility - which brings together the expertise of the University of Sheffield with Boeing, industry leaders and other experts.

He will see work taking place and enjoy a factory tour.

Nearby the AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre will be officially unveiled as the Diamond Jubilee Knowledge Transfer Centre.

The facility provides dedicated meeting and training space for work with engineering businesses.

Representatives from three firms which celebrate 60 years in business this year will also meet Prince Andrew.

The prince’s final call will be to the Sheffield Islamic Centre, Madina Masjid Trust, on Wolseley Road, Sharrow.

There he is to learn about the £4.5m building, also paid for thanks to the community, and its supplementary school where 450 children study Islamic prayer and Arabic.

Committee secretary Waheed Akhtar said: “Two children will give short speeches about what the Jubilee means to them.

“He will also meet three generations of people who have contributed to the economy of the city through heavy industry, their own businesses and now moving in different professional jobs.”