SCHOOL children are preparing to welcome a royal visitor.
Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, is set to officially open The Hepworth Wakefield this afternoon.
Her Royal Highness will meet pupils from Greenhill J&I, Eastmoor, at the gallery before unveiling a commemorative plaque.
Everyone is welcome to join the celebrations from 3.30pm.
Since it opened in May, more than 435,000 people have visited The Hepworth.