The Duke of Cambridge will be the very special guest at a celebratory MK50 event in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes on 26 September.
His Royal Highness will meet a number of community leaders before joining a ceremony at the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park to commemorate Milton Keynes’ fiftieth anniversary, at which The Duke will make a short speech before unveiling a pillar to celebrate the city’s founders in the early afternoon.
The Milton Keynes Rose features a calendar of days important to local people represented by 105 pillars arranged in the geometric design of a flower.
The Duke will also attend a festival zone in the park showcasing the city’s innovations, diverse communities, cultural aspirations and green heritage.
Campbell Park is cared for and maintained by The Parks Trust, an independent charity that looks after more than 6,000 acres of green space in Milton Keynes.
Local people are welcome in Campbell Park on a first come, first serve basis, and around 1,200 public viewing spaces will be available at the Milton Keynes Rose including a dedicated area for wheelchair users/
The Milton Keynes Rose viewing area opens at 8am and will be wristband controlled. Security searches will be in place. Wristbands will be available from 7am at the park entrance closest to the centre:mk (over the bridge).
A second public area slightly further from the Milton Keynes Rose (not wristband controlled) will have capacity for an additional 2,000 people.
There will be no public parking in Campbell Park on the day. Please visit www.milton-keynes.gov.uk or www.theparkstrust.co.uk for a list of security restricted items and for more information.