Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will accompany the Queen during her visit to Leicester for the Diamond Jubilee Fest.

Queen Elizabeth and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, along with Kate, will travel to Leicester on March 8 by rail. In Leicester, the Queen will be attending various charity and faith projects.

According to the schedule, the Queen and Kate will also interact with students of the De Montfort University (DMU), while the Duke visits the Square Mile Project - a programme run by the aforementioned university to help local communities.

"The excitement and anticipation felt around our campus since this visit was announced is a measure of the great affection our students and staff have for the Queen," the Vice Chancellor of DMU, Dominic Shellard, was quoted as saying by the BBC.

The royal personalities will also attend a Christian service and the city of Leicester will also celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi - a celebration welcoming the spring season.

"I am very proud that Leicester will be the first stop on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour. Leicester has an excellent reputation for hosting celebrations and I am confident we will give the royal party a day to remember," the city's Mayor, Peter Soulsby, was quoted as saying by STV.

The Queen's tour of the UK finishes on July 25.