THE Duchess of Cambridge is today visiting Newcastle, Gateshead and Stockton-on-Tees. It will be Kate Middleton's first visit to the North East.
The Journal's reporters will be following the royal visit around the region and tweeting updates and photos into our live blog, which you can follow below.
We'll also be uploading a video of Kate meeting the public outside Newcastle Civic Centre later today.
Thursday's papers will include a complete round-up of the Duchess' visit, with special photos.
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