King Charles III and the Queen Consort are to visit east London next week, Buckingham Palace has revealed.

The royal couple will stop off at Altab Ali Park in Whitechapel and Brick Lane during the trip on February 8.

At the latter, the palace said they would visit "the heart of the British Bangladeshi community" and meet charities and businesses.

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They will also speak with people who were involved in the anti-racism movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

The visit is being hosted by British Bangladeshi Power and Inspiration in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council.

It will not be the first time the King has been to Brick Lane; then the Prince of Wales, he attended a Business in The Community meeting and visited employment projects in 1987.

The King will also visit University of East London in Stratford to mark the institution's 125th anniversary and open a new medical teaching hub.

The hospital and primary care training hub is "a European first in offering simulated health and social care practice", the palace said.