Duke of Cambridge will not visit region following death of nanny (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Duke of Cambridge will not visit region following death of nanny
4:35pm Monday 8th October 2012 in News
THE Duke of Cambridge has cancelled a planned visit to Teesside - although the Duchess will still attend.
William and Kate had both been due to visit Stockton on Wednesday as part of a tour of the North-East.
But William will not visit the area as he is to attend the funeral of he and his brother’s Prince Harry’s nanny Olga Powell.
A spokesman for the Duke said: “Given the significant role that Mrs Powell played in the princes’ lives, the Duke wishes to pay his respects in person.”
The Duchess of Cambridge will still conduct the North-East visit, including a trip to CRI Stockton Recovery Service.
The centre, which supports people aged 18 and over who are using drugs, is a partner of Action on Addiction of which Kate is a patron.
Before coming to Stockton, she will also visit the Newcastle Civic Centre, followed by Elswick Park in Newcastle and charity Keyfund at Gateshead Youth Council, in Gateshead.