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Cheryl draws a crowd as she returns to her native Newcastle for a meeting with Prince Charles

The homecoming Queen! Cheryl draws a crowd as she returns to her native Newcastle in a form-fitting burgundy dress for a youth charity meeting with Prince Charles


Cheryl drew a crowd on Tuesday as she made an appearance in her native Newcastle ahead of a meeting with Charles, Prince of Wales. 

The former Girls Aloud star, 38, offered a smile to onlookers as she made her way into Newcastle Centre, the industrial city’s Prince Trust headquarters. 

Cheryl joined forces with the Royal youth charity in 2017 to develop the state-of-the-art centre in the heart of her hometown, with the aim of assisting disadvantaged children across England’s North East.  

Here she comes: Cheryl drew a crowd on Tuesday as she made an appearance in her native Newcastle ahead of a meeting with Charles, Prince of Wales

Wearing an oversized burgandy and light pink checked jacket with co-ordinated dress and knee-high boots, the singer greeted photographers as she arrived at the charity’s offices.

She added to her look with a pair of distinctive gold hoop earrings, while rich make-up drew further attention to her instantly recognisable features.  

Charles, 72, is visiting the city to meet representatives the from North Eastern Railway (LNER) before heading to Cheryl’s Trust Centre and the headquarters of Newcastle’s Changing Lives charity.

Upbeat: The former Girls Aloud star, 38, offered a smile to onlookers as she made her way into Newcastle Centre, the industrial city's Prince Trust headquarters

Upbeat: The former Girls Aloud star, 38, offered a smile to onlookers as she made her way into Newcastle Centre, the industrial city’s Prince Trust headquarters

Looking good: Wearing an oversized burgandy and light pink checked jacket with co-ordinated dress and knee-high boots, the singer greeted photographers as she arrived at the charity's offices

Looking good: Wearing an oversized burgandy and light pink checked jacket with co-ordinated dress and knee-high boots, the singer greeted photographers as she arrived at the charity's offices

Looking good: Wearing an oversized burgandy and light pink checked jacket with co-ordinated dress and knee-high boots, the singer greeted photographers as she arrived at the charity’s offices

Finishing touches: She added to her look with a pair of distinctive gold hoop earrings, while rich make-up drew further attention to her instantly recognisable features

Finishing touches: She added to her look with a pair of distinctive gold hoop earrings, while rich make-up drew further attention to her instantly recognisable features

The charity marked its 50th anniversary in 2020 after it was founded in 1970 in response to a rising number of people sleeping rough in the city.

In a message to staff, Prince Charles said that the charity might not have expected to be facing the current situation we do when they began, saying: ‘The particular challenges we are currently facing as a society could never have been foreseen when Changing Lives began its journey in 1970.’

Charles joined a host of commuters on Tuesday morning as he arrived at Newcastle Station ahead of his day in the North East. 

Good cause: Cheryl joined forces with the Royal youth charity in 2017 to develop the state-of-the-art centre in the heart of her hometown, with the aim of assisting disadvantaged children across England's North East

Good cause: Cheryl joined forces with the Royal youth charity in 2017 to develop the state-of-the-art centre in the heart of her hometown, with the aim of assisting disadvantaged children across England’s North East

Surprise passenger: Prince Charles joined a host of commuters on Tuesday morning as he arrived at Newcastle Station ahead of his day in the North East

Surprise passenger: Prince Charles joined a host of commuters on Tuesday morning as he arrived at Newcastle Station ahead of his day in the North East

Wearing a facemask, he arrived to the sound of a fellow passenger shouting ‘Good morning Prince Charles! Welcome to Newcastle.’

There, Charles unveiled a plaque at Haymarket to mark the 40th anniversary of the Nexus Tyne & Wear Metro.

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