On Friday, 20 January, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla paid a visit to Bolton to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Bolton Town Hall. On this occasion, the royal couple met, among others, with members of the Polish community.
Charles and Camilla were warmly greeted by an enthusiastic cheering crowd waving Union Jacks. As they went off their limousine, the Polonez folk dance group was giving a performance of traditional Polish dancing.
The royals watched the short performance of the Polonez group from Manchester, and later took part in a meeting with representatives of local communities and organisations, including the local Polish community.
The King praised Poles for their inspiring attitude of solidarity toward war-torn Ukraine and thanked them for keeping Polishness alive in Britain. He and his wife were then welcomed by the mayor, local deputies, councillors, and by the consul general of the Republic of Poland in Manchester, Michał Mazurek.
Camilla and Charles later visited Bolton’s Kellogg’s in the context of the centenary of the American cereals giant on the British market. They also visited one of the offices of the electronic intelligence agency GCHQ in Manchester.
Thank you Bolton for a wonderful welcome for The King and The Queen Consort!
It was lovely to meet so many Boltonians and celebrate the work you do in the local community. pic.twitter.com/pTHtjhaLaZ
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 20, 2023
Images: Facebook Zespołu Pieśni i Tańca Polonez Manchester
Author: Sébastien MeuwissenBez kategorii Poles in UK