Kate and William to visit BLACKPOOL where Prince was once warned ‘leave our WOMEN alone!’

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Kate and Wills will travel up the iconic Blackpool Tower, visit the Comedy Carpet and walk along the promenade next Wednesday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also meet huge royal crowds in the town which popular for its stag and hen parties.

And the Prince will remember Blackpool very well from his previous visit when he joined a friend’s stag do.

He snuck into the resort in 2010 where he took in a Premier League football match – when Blackpool were in the top flight – and a private party on the Pleasure Beach.

The Prince, then 28, was spotted watching Blackpool beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 from one of the hospitality areas with friends.

Prince Harry and Kate Middleton, Blackpool

OFF TO THE SEASIDE: Wills and Kate will visit Blackpool next week (Pic: GETTY)

Blackpool

ROYAL DAY OUT: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Blackpool Tower and the promenade (Pic: GETTY)

Prince Harry and Kate Middleton

GOOD FUN: The pair will enjoy touring one of Britain’s most popular seaside resorts (Pic: GETTY)

“I told him to leave our women alone if he goes out tonight”

Ian Holloway, former Blackpool manager

At the game he met with then-Blackpool manager Ian Holloway who told him “what a cracking lady his mum Princess Diana was” and joked: “Leave our women alone”.

Holloway said at the time: “I had the privilege of meeting him. I spoke to him and shook his hand.

“I told him what a cracking lady his mum was and how much we all miss her, and how proud I am of him and his brother.

“I am a common bloke and he reminds me of an ordinary bloke you would meet in the street. Well done sir, it must be difficult.

“Then I told him to leave our women alone if he goes out tonight.”

Prince William watching Blackpool FC in 2010

PARTY PRINCE WILLS: The Duke joined a pal’s stag do in Blackpool nine years ago (Pic: GETTY)

Prince William in Blackpool in 2010

STAG DO: The Prince attended a private stag do party on Pleasure Beach in 2010 (Pic: WENN)

He then added: “It’s just fantastic, isn’t it? I never thought I’d be watched by royalty.

“The future King of England was watching us today.”

Kensington Palace say William and Kate’s trip will see then “visit a series of innovative projects that are focused on investment and regeneration, as well as learning how the resort is leading the way in tackling some of the social and mental health problems faced by people in Britain today”.

A spokeswoman said: “Their Royal Highnesses will first visit the iconic Blackpool Tower. In the surroundings of one of the UK’s most famous landmarks, The Duke and Duchess will join a roundtable briefing about the town’s recent history, the challenges, and the investment and regeneration efforts that are currently underway.

“As they depart Blackpool Tower they will spend time on ‘Comedy Carpet’ on the promenade to meet with members of the public gathered outside.

Prince William in Blackpool in 2010

WARNED: Blackpool manager Ian Holloway joked he told the Prince to say away from the women (Pic: GETTY)

Prince William in Blackpool in 2010

ROYAL PARTY: Wills pictured on the party bus for the stag do in Blackpool in 2010 (Pic: WENN)

Prince William in Blackpool in 2010

PARTY TIME: Venue of stag do Wills attended on Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach (Pic: WENN)

“Their Royal Highnesses will travel to Blackpool Central Library where they will join two separate discussions focussing on issues and initiatives of particular relevance to each of their ongoing charitable interests.

“The Duchess will continue her work on early childhood and join people involved in Blackpool’s ‘A Better Start’ programme, including health visitors, practitioners from the Family Nurse Partnership, and parents.

“The Duke will meet people affected by problems around mental health, including issues such as homelessness and addiction, and meet people making a difference through the innovative work locally.

“For the final stop of the day, Their Royal Highnesses will visit Revoe Park, a recently revamped community garden and park that has been transformed thanks to involvement from ‘A Better Start’.”

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