A planned royal visit to Ipswich will no longer be going ahead. 

Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester was expected to be at the University of Suffolk on Thursday to officially open the new dental facility at the Neptune Quay building.  

The new facility opened at the university at the end of 2023 with the hope of giving Suffolk patients an additional 18,000 hours of NHS-only dental appointments per year. 

A University of Suffolk spokesman said the official opening has been postponed until later notice.

Staff are currently trying to reschedule, which is likely to be in the autumn. 

The Duke will still be in Suffolk on Thursday as he is set to attend the second day of the Suffolk Show at Trinity Park, just outside of Ipswich.

The event, which is one of the biggest in the county, takes place on Wednesday and Thursday.