By Matthew Mckew
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visiting the Chamber Health Vehicle on his last visit to the Isle of Wight. Picture by Robin Crossley.
THE Duke of Edinburgh will be coming to the Isle of Wight this weekend.
Prince Philip will pay a private visit to St Mildred's Church in Whippingham on Saturday.
It follows a trip by the Prince to the Mary Rose Trust Museum and National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, today.
St Mildred's Church contains the Royal Pew, built by Kind Edward VII. The church was also used by Queen Victoria and her family, and is where her daughter, Princess Beatrice, was buried.
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by David Howarth
2nd November 2013, at 19:42:13
No doubt Prince Philip would have wanted to visit the grave of his very good sailor friend Uffa Fox, who is buried at St. Mildred's
by Edward Teller
1st November 2013, at 13:11:39
It is worth noting that Edward VII was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, before his accession to the throne, he served as heir apparent and held the title of Prince of Wales for longer than any of his predecessors. During the long reign of his mother, he was largely excluded from political power and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite. He travelled throughout Britain performing ceremonial public duties and represented Britain on visits abroad. His tours of North America in 1860 and the Indian subcontinent in 1875 were popular successes, but his reputation as a playboy prince soured his relationship with his mother.A King Edward is also a popular type of potato.
by Lee Majors
31st October 2013, at 18:30:42
Mike, for the record, yesterday was Wednesday. I do wonder how much Philip pays for his ferry fare over here as I imagine he travels by limo plus two security cars too? He must hate the ferry prices that our island charges. Also, I wonder if he gets an OAP discount visiting those museums as they are not cheap! I tell ya, if he or his family ever tried to freeload at my workplace they would be told to bog off, full price for everyone, posh name or not.
by Mike Crowe
31st October 2013, at 12:47:07
Today is Thursday according to me which makes tomorrow Friday
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