Published 1 February 2019

The Duke and Duchess and Sussex visited Bristol to meet members of the public, learn more about the city’s rich cultural history and visit organisations that support communities most in need.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Bristol

Ahead of their visit to the Bristol Old Vic, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took the opportunity to meet members of the public gathered outside.

At the Old Vic — built in 1766 as a place where the people of Bristol could come together, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex toured the recently renovated facility, finding out more about the theatre’s unique history and links to the local community.

The Duke and Duchess dropped in on a workshop attended by local school children, which is part of the Bristol Old Vic's outreach programme.

Next The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited One25, who specialise in helping women to break free from street sex-work, addiction and other life-controlling issues.

One25 provides women with practical and emotional support; from basic needs (such as a hot shower, free clothing, or nutritious lunch) to expert advice and crisis care from a caseworker or visiting professional.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Bristol

The Duke and Duchess's final visit in Bristol was to Empire Fighting Chance, which aims to fight the impact of deprivation on young people’s lives through boxing.

Royal visit Bristol

At any one time Empire Fighting Chance works with around 200 children aged 9 to 18 and runs programmes which help instil discipline, self control, and respect, whilst building self-confidence, life skills, and improving both physical and mental health and fitness.