Royal Visit to the Bank of England

We were pleased to welcome HRH The Prince of Wales to the Bank of England today to meet staff and tour our Threadneedle Street office.
Published on 07 December 2016
HRH The Prince of Wales visits the Bank of England

Hosted by the Governor, Mark Carney, the tour covered the different aspects of the Bank’s work to maintain monetary and financial stability.

The tour began with a private meeting with the Governors to cover recent market and policy developments. His Royal Highness then visited our Museum to learn about our public outreach and meet school children from Virginia Primary School in Tower Hamlets.

The tour continued with a visit to Taylor’s Treasury, the newly refurbished area of the Bank uncovered after almost 45 years hidden and recently awarded a City of London Heritage Trust Award. Here His Royal Highness met scholarship students and representatives from the Bank’s employee-led networks. A private briefing from Bank staff on the various policy committees and matters such as house price inflation, cyber security and the Real Time Gross Settlement System followed this. The tour concluded with a visit to the gold vaults where around 400,000 bars of gold, worth over £100 billion, are held.

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