The Queen during a visit to Manchester earlier this year. Picture courtesy of Sean Hansford.
A 21 GUN salute will mark the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to Cowes later this month.
As reported yesterday, the Queen is due to dedicate the town’s new RNLI station, on July 25.
During the visit, the Queen will also lead a sail parade that will travel from Gurnard to Cowes, followed by a 21 gun salute as the parade passes Cowes.
Dignitaries will meet the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh when they come ashore and Cowes Primary School children will welcome the couple by singing.
The Queen will unveil a plaque on the parade, as well as open the new RNLI station at Watch House Lane and launch its new vessel, the Sheena Louise.
Later, at Cowes Yacht Haven, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will view presentations from maritime groups and be presented with a hamper of Isle of Wight produce and specialities, prepared by Michelin-starred Ventnor chef Robert Thompson, and some Isle of Wight Glass.