Prince William and Duchess Catherine

Prince William and Duchess Catherine

Prince William and Duchess Catherine will visit Manchester later this month.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will head to the north west of England for a day of engagements on October 14 which will see them visit the National Football Museum and they will head to a hospice opened by the prince's late mother, Princess Diana, in 1991.

Francis House cares for those with life-limiting conditions and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

William and Catherine - who recently underwent an eight-day tour of Canada with their children, Prince George, three, and Princess Charlotte, 17 months - will also meet young locals from the Manchester area at a reception, as well as visit The National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester.

What's more, they will seal a time capsule at the university's Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD), which is under construction.

Part of the pair's day of engagements will involve the couple attending a ceremony to lay paving stones at the Cenotaph to mark the city's six Victoria Cross recipients after World War I.

Following the couple's visit of Canada, William has admitted they felt "lucky" to have been able to take George and Charlotte to the country.

He said: "Catherine and I are incredibly grateful to the people of Canada for the warmth and hospitality they have extended to our family over the last week.

"We have loved our time in British Columbia and Yukon and will never forget the beautiful places we have seen and the many people who have been kind enough to come to welcome us in person.

"We feel very lucky to have been able to introduce George and Charlotte to Canada. This country will play a big part in the lives of our children and we have created such happy memories for our family during this visit."