A VILLAGE is gearing up for its first royal visit in 90 years.
The Duke of Gloucester will open a new village hall and visit two schools.
He will also plant a tree to mark the parish church's 500th anniversary celebrations.
Villagers are preparing for his arrival on Friday, October 17.
It will be the first royal visit to Honley since King George V and Queen Mary came in 1912.
The duke is opening Honley Village Community Trust's new hall in Roundway.
Supporters have sunk thousands of pounds into doing up the former youth club building after it was closed by Kirklees Council.
The duke will see displays by Honley organisations.
He then goes to have lunch at Honley Junior School and will visit Honley Infant School.
At the parish church the duke will plant a tree to mark the 500th anniversary of the opening of the first public chapel in the village.