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North Yorkshire Police has proudly supported the visit to York and North Yorkshire of His Majesty King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla over the past two days.
Their Majesties arrived in Malton town centre yesterday (Wednesday 5 April 2023) and then visited York city centre today (Thursday 06 April 2023).
In Malton, the Royal Party visited businesses in Talbot Yard before attending a charity event at Yorke House. Many local people and dignitaries were lucky enough to meet The King and Queen Consort on their walk around the town.
Today the Royal party visited York to distribute Maundy money at an Easter Service at York Minster. Large crowds lined the streets in the city joined by our officers. Several local dignitaries attended the service including North Yorkshire Police’s Chief Constable, Lisa Winward and Senior Commander for York, Superintendent Fran Naughton. The Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Zoë Metcalfe, was also in attendance.
This two-day operation has involved several of the force's specialist departments. These include the roads policing group, the dog section, the armed response unit and the operational support unit.
The operation was successful and no arrests were made in connection with the visit in Malton or York.
A number of roads were closed to allow the Royal convoy to pass and to ensure the safety of spectators. North Yorkshire Police worked closely with partners at the Highways Agency to minimise disruption.
Silver Commander for today’s operation Charlotte Bloxham from North Yorkshire Police, commented:
“As public servants, and servants of the Crown we at North Yorkshire Police have been extremely proud to host The King and Queen Consort on their latest visit to North Yorkshire.
“Officers and staff have put a tremendous amount of effort into the planning and preparation of this two-day visit to ensure that it has run smoothly.
“It’s also been a huge partnership effort to make the last two days successful and I would like to thank all the partners who we have worked with on the visit.
“I would also like to thank the residents, public and motorists in Malton and York for their patience during the visit.”
Silver Commander Charlotte Bloxham with Martin Dodd the Tatical Commander from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service in the Force Control Room.
The breifing for officers on the ground this morning
Hostile vehicle mitigation barriers were used as part of today's operation
(Police outriders that were responsible for escourting The Royal Convoy)
A police outrider with a PCSO outside York Minster.