THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be heading to Wirral next week.

On Monday, January 14 Prince Harry and Meghan will be visiting the new World War One memorial, Tomorrow’s Women Wirral and state-of-the-art youth zone, The Hive after accepting an invitation from Birkenhead MP Frank Field and the Lieutenancy of Liverpool.

This will be Harry and Meghan’s first visit to the borough together.

Mr Field said: "Although there are hundreds of projects I’d like the Royal Couple to see, the groups they will be meeting next week are characteristic of so much of the good work going on in Birkenhead.

"They will be seeing a stunning World War One memorial that sets new standards for sculpture.

"They will also launch new projects that are at the cutting edge of fighting poverty, draw even greater attention to the inspirational work being done by Tomorrow’s Women Wirral, and witness the impact The Hive is having on the lives of so many young people in Wirral."

Last year, Harry's older brother Prince William visited Guinea Gap Baths in Seacombe.

The Duke of Cambridge came to watch a series of activities in the pools which brought together three related patronages – the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), English Schools Swimming Association and Swim England, formally Amateur Swimming Association.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child this year, who will be the seventh in line to the throne.

After the birth they will move to Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle.