Cornwall Celebrates 60th Anniversary of HRH Prince of Wales as Duke of Cornwall
By JanePublisher | Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 10:29
Communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are welcoming The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall for a special visit to celebrate Her Majesty's The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the 60th anniversary of HRH The Prince of Wales becoming Duke of Cornwall.
The Royal couple is spending three days in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly between Monday 2nd July and Wednesday 4th July, where they will take part in a range of events and activities which have been arranged to enable them to meet as many local people as possible.
Their stay in Cornwall includes the official opening of the Heartlands project and the launch of a new community safety award scheme for young people in Lostwithiel. The Duchess of Cornwall will also open the new headquarters of Cornwall Air Ambulance. They will also spend a day in the Isles of Scilly where they will officially open the Five Islands School on St Mary's before travelling to the off shore island of Bryher.
One of the highlights of the visit will be a special Garden Party hosted by Cornwall's Lord Lieutenant Edward Bolitho at Trewithen, on Monday 2nd July where around 800 local people will gather to pay tribute to the hard work and commitment of the Prince of Wales during his 60 years as the Duke of Cornwall.
Edward Bolitho said: "This promises to be a very special occasion. We wanted this to be a different kind of Garden Party and have invited 'unsung heroes' from sectors which have a particular importance to Cornwall, including food, farming and fishing, creative, sport, health and social care, education, voluntary organisations, law and order and emergency services."