Red, white, and blue flags and bunting will be seen across the city tomorrow as residents prepare to welcome a special royal visitor.

Businesses and highway officials have been busy preparing for Queen Camilla's visit to Worcester Cathedral tomorrow (Thursday).

Worcester News: Preparations are underway at Worcester Cathedral.Preparations are underway at Worcester Cathedral. (Image: NQ)As part of the Royal Maundy Service, she will distribute gifts to 'exemplary' individuals on behalf of the King.

The last time royalty visited Worcester for the Royal Maundy Service was in 1980 - a day the Bygones of Worcester shop remembers all too well.

Owner Gabrielle Bullock officially opened the city store with her father the same day the Late Queen Elizabeth II visited the Faithful City.

Worcester News: Barriers have begun to be placed across Deansway.Barriers have begun to be placed across Deansway. (Image: NQ)Miss Bullock has been busy dressing her window displays to hopefully catch Queen Camilla's attention.

The event marks a special occasion in the business's history. 

"We opened the shop in 1980 on the day Queen Elizabeth and Phillip came to visit Worcester.

"It was very exciting at the time and I have lovely memories of the audiences and the lovely views of them from our windows.

"The Queen had even waved at us.

"It is very exciting to see Camilla.

"We are hoping for a wave, and Paddington in the window display will be waving too. 

Worcester News: Construction vehicles have been seen going through the city.Construction vehicles have been seen going through the city. (Image: NQ)"It would be lovely for her to see the window display."

The Queen is expected to arrive at Worcester Cathedral in the morning and Worcestershire County Highways has been busy preparing the city's roads.

Fences have begun to be placed around the Cathedral and across Deansway to accommodate the large crowds expected at tomorrow's event.

Barriers have also appeared, preventing access to Copenhagen Street Car Park, which has now closed to the general public.

Worcester News: Bygones of Worcester shop window. Bygones of Worcester shop window. (Image: NQ)There will also be no access to the NCP Car Park at Cathedral Square.

The event will mark the Queen's first public appearance since the Princess of Wales' cancer diagnosis.

Tomorrow, ceremonial coins will be presented to 75 men and 75 women from around the country, including 39 people from the diocese covering Worcestershire and Dudley.

The Maundy service will be held in the morning and attended by invited representatives from across the diocese and county, including the recipients and their guests.

His Majesty The King has recorded a special Easter message of hope that will be broadcast at Worcester Cathedral.