THE Duke of Kent will visit the IW on Wednesday, September 17, to present two Queen’s Awards and visit the County Press.
The Duke, cousin of both the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, will present the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade to Inflight Peripherals, Calbourne. It was awarded to the company in April.
He will also present a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to the IW Society for the Blind at its base in Carisbrooke Road, Newport.
The award recognises the dedication of the charity’s volunteers, who undertake a range of activities to benefit blind and visually impaired people on the Island.
During the afternoon, the Duke of Kent will visit Carisbrooke Castle, tour the historic site with representatives of English Heritage and see the Princess Beatrice Garden. He will also visit the castle’s museum.
The Duke of Kent’s final visit will take place at the IW County Press in Newport, where he will meet representatives of the founding Brannon and Bradbeer families, with the team of staff responsible for compiling the newspaper each week.
The duke is president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.