The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh announce full day of Pembrokeshire visits next week

Milford Mercury: HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh visit South Hook LNG in May 2009. HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh visit South Hook LNG in May 2009.

HER Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh are to visit Pembrokeshire next Tuesday (April 29).

They will arrive by Royal train at Haverfordwest Railway Station for a full day of visits.

From there, the Duke will visit Puffin Produce, Withybush, to meet the company’s board of directors and staff, while the Queen visits Cotts Farm Equine Hospital, Robeston Wathen.

Together, they will then visit Narberth-based Princes Gate Spring Water. Shortly after noon the Royals will travel up Narberth High Street on their way to Picton Castle for a lunch hosted by Pembrokeshire County Council chairman Councillor Arwyn Williams.

After lunch, the Queen and Duke will visit Pembroke Dock, nearly 60 years after Her Majesty’s first visit to the town as monarch.

Arriving at the Sunderland Trust’s heritage centre at the Royal Dockyard Chapel, the Queen and Duke will open the town’s new Heritage Centre and unveil a 200-year timeline bicentennial memorial wall with the help of pupils from the three Pembroke Dock primary schools.

The Royal couple will be given a tour the Heritage Centre in the restored Chapel and meet representatives of the Sunderland Trust, Bicentennial Group and the community.

Pembroke Dock Bicentennial Group chairman Pam George said: “This is a tremendous boost for Pembroke Dock in this the bicentennial year.”

Bicentennial coordinator and Sunderland Trustee Martin Cavaney added: “This is the culmination of a tremendous amount of work by both organisations to not only mark the 200th anniversary of the town but to recognise the remarkable heritage of the community.

“This includes five Royal Yachts which were built at the Royal Dockyard here.”

Cllr Williams said: “I am delighted that Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh have chosen to visit Pembrokeshire for the whole day.

“It is a great honour for the county and I am sure they will be given a right Royal Pembrokeshire welcome.”

Puffin Produce office manager Beverly Humphreys said: “It’s a big honour for us to be chosen to have a Royal visit.

“We are sure it will be a memorable occasion and we are all looking forward to it.”

A Princes Gate spokesman said: “We are immensely honoured at having been selected for inclusion in this Royal tour of Pembrokeshire.

“It’s such a wonderful opportunity to showcase our brand and personally this marks a career high to welcome our nation’s sovereign to a site and business about which we are passionate.

“This will undoubtedly become the most significant event in the history of Princes Gate Water Ltd.”

The Queen as monarch paid her first visit to Pembrokeshire in 1955 and visited Pembroke Dock and its then RAF Station.

Sunderland flying boats paid an aerial tribute as the Royal Party left the Haven on the Royal Yacht Britannia.

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1:07pm Tue 22 Apr 14

quentin says...

Great News! Let's hope for a fine day.
Great News! Let's hope for a fine day. quentin
  • Score: 11

2:23pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Electra1 says...

quentin wrote:
Great News! Let's hope for a fine day.
And a litter free town.
[quote][p][bold]quentin[/bold] wrote: Great News! Let's hope for a fine day.[/p][/quote]And a litter free town. Electra1
  • Score: 6

3:38pm Tue 22 Apr 14

power71 says...

hope its a nice day for it and when she visits the dock that they manage to repair some potholes which may be on the route LOL
hope its a nice day for it and when she visits the dock that they manage to repair some potholes which may be on the route LOL power71
  • Score: 3

9:25am Wed 23 Apr 14

Eckysense says...

Let's hope she leaves the sat-nav back at the palace. Wonder if the royal couple will be told of the damage to the environment at Princes Gate due to be caused by the installation of a wind turbine(s)?
Let's hope she leaves the sat-nav back at the palace. Wonder if the royal couple will be told of the damage to the environment at Princes Gate due to be caused by the installation of a wind turbine(s)? Eckysense
  • Score: 4

6:29pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Tracy Naughton says...

She might be cutting the ribbon on the turbines you never know
She might be cutting the ribbon on the turbines you never know Tracy Naughton
  • Score: -1

11:50am Thu 24 Apr 14

JonnyBlueJeans says...

Pity a drive up Haverfordwest High St isn't on the agenda. They would be disgusted and maybe, just maybe, berate the council for allowing our county town to descend into the utter mess it now is
Pity a drive up Haverfordwest High St isn't on the agenda. They would be disgusted and maybe, just maybe, berate the council for allowing our county town to descend into the utter mess it now is JonnyBlueJeans
  • Score: 13

8:20pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Cymru bach says...

I wonder if BPJ and Cllr JA will be there to meet the Royal Party?

I thought they had advisors to warn of potential banana skins?
I wonder if BPJ and Cllr JA will be there to meet the Royal Party? I thought they had advisors to warn of potential banana skins? Cymru bach
  • Score: 0

12:49am Sat 26 Apr 14

North of the Landsker says...

I've heard after she's had lunch with the County Council Chairman and Vice-Chairman at Picton Castle, the Queen's royal visit will be continuing on to an official opening of a new pig enclosure at Folly Farm.

When she's had enough of the greedy porkers belching away with their snouts in the trough, the Queen will part company with Arwyn Williams and Tom Richards and set off in her limousine for Begelly.
I've heard after she's had lunch with the County Council Chairman and Vice-Chairman at Picton Castle, the Queen's royal visit will be continuing on to an official opening of a new pig enclosure at Folly Farm. When she's had enough of the greedy porkers belching away with their snouts in the trough, the Queen will part company with Arwyn Williams and Tom Richards and set off in her limousine for Begelly. North of the Landsker
  • Score: 5

8:38am Sat 26 Apr 14

Tttoommy says...

The Queen should avoid Pembrokeshire as a sign of displeasure in how the county is run!

I bet we'll see those ppl that are too busy to explain their actions to the papers & TV or don't want to face their voters out in force, all smiles - no names, no pack drill BUT I wonder if one person will be telling her majesty "I'm considerably richer than yew AND I've got a new Porsche"

PS The Queen pays TAX!
The Queen should avoid Pembrokeshire as a sign of displeasure in how the county is run! I bet we'll see those ppl that are too busy to explain their actions to the papers & TV or don't want to face their voters out in force, all smiles - no names, no pack drill BUT I wonder if one person will be telling her majesty "I'm considerably richer than yew AND I've got a new Porsche" PS The Queen pays TAX! Tttoommy
  • Score: 0

8:40am Sat 26 Apr 14

Tttoommy says...

North of the Landsker wrote:
I've heard after she's had lunch with the County Council Chairman and Vice-Chairman at Picton Castle, the Queen's royal visit will be continuing on to an official opening of a new pig enclosure at Folly Farm.

When she's had enough of the greedy porkers belching away with their snouts in the trough, the Queen will part company with Arwyn Williams and Tom Richards and set off in her limousine for Begelly.
LOL, Great line :)
[quote][p][bold]North of the Landsker[/bold] wrote: I've heard after she's had lunch with the County Council Chairman and Vice-Chairman at Picton Castle, the Queen's royal visit will be continuing on to an official opening of a new pig enclosure at Folly Farm. When she's had enough of the greedy porkers belching away with their snouts in the trough, the Queen will part company with Arwyn Williams and Tom Richards and set off in her limousine for Begelly.[/p][/quote]LOL, Great line :) Tttoommy
  • Score: 1

6:48am Mon 28 Apr 14

South of the Landsker says...

North of the Landsker wrote:
I've heard after she's had lunch with the County Council Chairman and Vice-Chairman at Picton Castle, the Queen's royal visit will be continuing on to an official opening of a new pig enclosure at Folly Farm.

When she's had enough of the greedy porkers belching away with their snouts in the trough, the Queen will part company with Arwyn Williams and Tom Richards and set off in her limousine for Begelly.
I also understand Her Majesty is looking for advice on grants when she visits Pembroke Dock, possibly a Charity Shop is planned for Buckingham Palace.
[quote][p][bold]North of the Landsker[/bold] wrote: I've heard after she's had lunch with the County Council Chairman and Vice-Chairman at Picton Castle, the Queen's royal visit will be continuing on to an official opening of a new pig enclosure at Folly Farm. When she's had enough of the greedy porkers belching away with their snouts in the trough, the Queen will part company with Arwyn Williams and Tom Richards and set off in her limousine for Begelly.[/p][/quote]I also understand Her Majesty is looking for advice on grants when she visits Pembroke Dock, possibly a Charity Shop is planned for Buckingham Palace. South of the Landsker
  • Score: 4

4:10pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Tttoommy says...

Maybe HM can tell Bryn , the other senior managers and our councillors about The Nolan Principles of honesty, accountability, openness, objectivity, transparency and leadership ?

Its the minimum standards expected for anyone in public life
Maybe HM can tell Bryn , the other senior managers and our councillors about The Nolan Principles of honesty, accountability, openness, objectivity, transparency and leadership ? Its the minimum standards expected for anyone in public life Tttoommy
  • Score: 0

5:39pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Milford-Resident says...

Has there been any timetable issued for general public to see the Queen either at Haverforwest Station or elsewhere?
Has there been any timetable issued for general public to see the Queen either at Haverforwest Station or elsewhere? Milford-Resident
  • Score: 2

10:54pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Tttoommy says...

Milford-Resident wrote:
Has there been any timetable issued for general public to see the Queen either at Haverforwest Station or elsewhere?
so long as Bryn and Jamie have a chat with the Queen they don;t give a toss about Pembs. surely we ALL know about that!
[quote][p][bold]Milford-Resident[/bold] wrote: Has there been any timetable issued for general public to see the Queen either at Haverforwest Station or elsewhere?[/p][/quote]so long as Bryn and Jamie have a chat with the Queen they don;t give a toss about Pembs. surely we ALL know about that! Tttoommy
  • Score: 0

9:02am Thu 1 May 14

Tttoommy says...

Tttoommy wrote:
Milford-Resident wrote:
Has there been any timetable issued for general public to see the Queen either at Haverforwest Station or elsewhere?
so long as Bryn and Jamie have a chat with the Queen they don;t give a toss about Pembs. surely we ALL know about that!
bet bryn is expecting a CBE for his services to Pembrokeshire when he eventually clears off *HOLLOW LAUGH*
[quote][p][bold]Tttoommy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Milford-Resident[/bold] wrote: Has there been any timetable issued for general public to see the Queen either at Haverforwest Station or elsewhere?[/p][/quote]so long as Bryn and Jamie have a chat with the Queen they don;t give a toss about Pembs. surely we ALL know about that![/p][/quote]bet bryn is expecting a CBE for his services to Pembrokeshire when he eventually clears off *HOLLOW LAUGH* Tttoommy
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