The Princess of Wales visits Kirkgate Market: HRH Princess of Wales

01 Feb 2023

The Princess of Wales visits Kirkgate Market

Markets Leeds City Council Visitors

We were delighted to welcome The Princess of Wales to Leeds yesterday (Tuesday 31 January) as she visited Kirkgate Market as part of the launch of The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood’s ‘Shaping Us’ campaign.


During her visit, The Princess of Wales enjoyed a market tour and spoke to traders and members of the public about early childhood. We hope you enjoy these pictures. 

Children's Lord Mayor

The Princess of Wales is welcomed to Leeds by the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Ed Anderson CBE, The  Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Robert W Gettings MBE JP, Mason Hicks, Children's Mayor of Leeds, and Deputy Leader of Council and Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education, Councillor Jonathan Pryor. 

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The Princess of Wales stops to meet the crowd in Kirkgate Market. 

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The Princess of Wales chats with the owner of Ada Proctor florists, Neil Ashcroft, a stallholder of 30 years. 

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The Princess of Wales chats with Joanne Johnson, the owner of Kirkgate Market's The Nut Shop.

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The Princess of Wales spoke to members of organisations that work closely with Child Friendly Leeds. 

Meeting Traders

The Princess of Wales met stallholders to discuss the importance of early-years development and speak about their personal experiences. 

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The Princess of Wales listens intently as she hears about personal experiences of childhood development. 

For media enquiries contact:

James Pawlowski
Communications Officer
Leeds City Council