Isle of Wight welcomes the Princess Royal


Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, the Princess Royal will visit a number of Island attractions on Monday (August 6).

The first stop is the National Coastguard Station at the Needles where she will be presenting volunteers with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

She will then visit the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust in Bouldnor Forest.

Princess Anne – by Carfax2 CC 3.0

Debbie Tann, Chief Executive of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, said: “We are extremely honoured to welcome Her Royal Highness to our nature reserve and share some of the important work that we do on the Island to look after wildlife and connect people with nature.

“Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust looks after 10 nature reserves across the Island and we work with many land owners and partners to create space for wildlife. We also help hundreds of children, adults and families enjoy the fantastic natural environment on their doorstep. We are very grateful for the Princess Royal’s interest in our work and we are very much looking forward to the day.”

Her final visits of the day will be at the RNLI stations in Cowes and East Cowes.

Before leaving the Island she will spend some time spectating the Cowes Week races Tuesday (August 7).