His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will visit Milton Keynes on Thursday 16 February to formally mark the newly conferred city status.
Further details on the Royal visit will be confirmed in due course to enable residents and other well-wishers to gather and welcome Their Majesties to the city. Milton Keynes City Council will publish further details of the visit on its website.
Milton Keynes was named a city as part of celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in May last year.
The council brought together more than 50 knowledgeable people and organisations to develop the bid, which also had a wealth of public support with hundreds of residents submitting photographs of their favourite local places, and a competition for pupils to design a ‘flag for MK’ running in schools. A free digital light parade and concert headlined by Sam Ryder to celebrate the honour was attended by thousands of local people in October.