The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited Hull to mark its UK City of Culture status.

The Duchess and the Prince Wales

The Duchess and the Prince Wales

The royal couple visited a number of community-based projects on Wednesday (08.02.17), including Ferens Art Gallery, where they met the staff who have worked on the recent refurbishment, which cost £5.2 million.

As part of their packed itinerary, the Prince and his wife were introduced to members of the City of Culture team, including the chairwoman Rosie Millard and Martin Green, a director.

Subsequently, the Prince visited the city's Holy Trinity Church, while his wife greeted volunteers at the homeless charity Emmaus Hull and East Riding.

Thereafter, the Prince paid a visit to the Royal Shakespeare Company's outreach programme, where he took the time to watch rehearsals of 'The Hypocrite'.

The Duchess, on the other hand, presented a series of awards to five young winners of Hull's 100-word writing competition, which was organised by the literacy charity First Story at The Deep.

The royal visit came shortly after Prince Charles and his 69-year-old wife attended a dinner for supporters of the British Asian Trust.

The duo joined 450 guests at a reception in central London earlier this month in support of the charity, which aims to transform lives by investing in making an impact on poverty in South Asia and the UK.

The dinner was also attended by a host of famous faces from the worlds of entertainment, politics, business, and sport, including actor Hugh Bonneville, DJ Naughty Boy and entrepreneur Michelle Mone.

Prince Charles and a group of Asian business leaders set up the British Asian Trust in 2007 to take action against widespread poverty and hardship in South Asia.