The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit Exeter Cathedral on the day most coronavirus legal restrictions are lifted in England.

Charles, who is the patron of the Appeal for the Development of Exeter Cathedral, and Camilla will learn about the restoration of the old place of worship.

The couple will also meet with community groups including Devon Wildlife Trust, Exeter City Community Trust and the Met Office, which works with the Cathedral and the University of Exeter on climate change research.

Views of Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral is being restored (David Davies / PA)

The visit will also celebrate the city’s designation as a Unesco City of Literature and launch the Prince of Wales Nursing Cadet Program at the Royal College of Nursing in England.

Monday has been dubbed ‘Freedom Day’ as most legal restrictions on coronaviruses in England have been lifted by the government as it moves to step 4 of its roadmap for recovery in the event of pandemic.

For the first time since March 2020, the two-meter rule is no longer applied.

Face coverings are no longer required by law, but the government has said it “expects and recommends” that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.