The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Newquay next month to meet the members of Newquay Rowing Club, after he received a letter requesting him to visit.
Prince Philip is due to visit the Harbour and new Treffry Centre at the beginning of August after the chairman of Newquay Rowing Club, John Cuthill, sent a letter to Buckingham Palace inviting the 93 year old to see the historic gigs owned by the club and meet the rowers and club officials.
After being welcomed to the Harbour, Prince Phillip will walk to the quayside where four of the club’s gigs will be standing.
Afterwards he will meet representatives of the Trustees of Newquay Pilot Gigs, as well as sponsors and representatives of the Cornish Pilot Gig Association.
Later on in the day, The Duke will walk to the harbour where he meet RNLI President Norman Bailey before being shown around the Tunnel where a number of historic photographs of Newquay, the club and the gigs will be on display.
It is planned that The Queen’s husband will unveil a slate plaque bearing the words “To commemorate the visit to Newquay Rowing Club by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT on 1 August 2014.”