Following the announcement of the King and Queen Consorts visit to Doncaster tomorrow, locals have taken to social media with hopes Their Majesties will ‘save their airport.’

According to Doncaster council, the King and Queen Consort are coming to Doncaster to confer city status in a special ceremony at the Mansion House. The special visit will take place, tomorrow, on Wednesday 9 November.

Press Release from Doncaster Council

Doncaster locals warmly welcome their visit, but request the royals make an effort to save Doncaster airport. 

John Payne, facebook user, said: “If your Highness could save Doncaster Airport that would be a step in the right direction to becoming a city!”

Martin Stothard, another social media user, said: “To officially proclaim Doncaster its city status is not much to celebrate on a day when the region losses its much loved Airport.”

Another user said: “Shame they won’t be able to fly into Doncaster airport, because no general aviation is coming into DSA now.”

Their Majesties will be met by the Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Dame Hilary Chapman, Civic Mayor Coun Ian Pearson, and Junior Civic Mayor Evia Shaw–Lewis. 

Civic Mayor, Coun Ian Pearson said: “On behalf of the good people of Doncaster, I would like to thank His Majesty King Charles III for honouring our city by coming to bestow this honour upon us. ” 

Mayor, Ros Jones, added: “To have their Majesties come to Doncaster to honour us in this way is very exciting and I am looking forward to sharing this day with so many local people and communities.”