North Yorkshire Police were today (Monday 12 June 2023) honoured to be a part of the operation that welcomed King Charles III to North Yorkshire.
In The King’s latest visit to the county, he spent time on the North York Moors Railway to mark its 50th anniversary and visited the town of Pickering.
Today, King Chares travelled on the Royal train which was pulled by the famous Flying Scotsman locomotive to celebrate its centenary. His Majesty was escorted along the picturesque North York Moors Railway where he enjoyed the sunny sites of Goathland and Levisham before arriving on platform one at Pickering train station.
In Pickering, His Majesty was greeted by local school children, dignitaries and members of the public who had been waiting patiently for The King’s arrival. After meeting crowds at the train station, The King made his way into the town centre. He stopped on the high street to sample produce at a local butchers and a chocolatiers before visiting St Peters Church to see the spectacular wall paintings.
His Majesty then attended several private engagements before departing the county by train from Scarborough.
Police officers from North Yorkshire Police provided a visible and covert presence across the county to ensure the safety of The King and members of the public.
No arrests were made in connection with today’s visit.Police officers did assist the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) with several medical incidents that were caused by today's hot weather.
The operation’s Gold Commander, Assistant Chief Constable Scott Bisset commented:
“It has been a special day for both the town of Pickering and the North York Moors Railway.
“An enormous amount of planning goes into a Royal visit to ensure that it’s safe for all involved. I would publicly like to thank our officers and staff for their outstanding efforts to ensure The King’s safety and security throughout today’s visit.
“I would like to extend my thanks to the many partners that we have worked with as well as members of the public for their patience during today’s road closures. “