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Town plans warm welcome for William
Memories are still fresh of the last time Prince William honoured this part of Lancashire with a visit.
Locals recall the day William toured the area and dropped in on St Aidan's Primary School, Blackburn, in 2008.
The prince visited the school in his capacity as president of the Football Association to check on the football skills of pupils who were involved in an FA coaching programme.
Recalling the royal visit, school administrator Karen Probert said: "It was fantastic for the school and a great boost for children, parents and the staff.
"Everybody was so excited the school was chosen in the first place.
"Prince William played with the football team and stuck around for over two hours. You could tell he really wanted to be here.
"He made time for everyone and took all the questions that the children had."
Ms Probert said locals are in for a treat on Monday when William visits with Kate Middleton.
"It's great to see Prince William coming back to the area but even more exciting that his bride-to-be will be with him," she added.
"It's a very prestigious visit with it being the last one before they get married and it's a really positive thing for the area."