THE Princess of Wales visited Southampton on Tuesday lunchtime, as she opened a new residential community in the city.

People lined the streets for the royal arrival as the Princess of Wales opened a groundbreaking facility that supports women in the justice system and their children, called – Hope Street – located off The Avenue.

The project acts as a safe space that allows women to access training, employment, and links to the community as they meet the requirements of a community sentence.

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Kate arrived at around 12pm in a convoy escorted by police motorbikes.

She left about an hour and 15 minutes later following a tour of the facility led by Edwina Grosvenor, the founder of charity One Small Thing.

Here are the best pictures from the royal visit in Southampton.