The Queen heads for Pembrokeshire
Published: Thursday 24th Apr 2014
Written by: Powells Holiday Team
Next week will see a royal presence arrive in the pretty Welsh county of Pembrokeshire as Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh are to arrive by Royal train at Haverfordwest Railway Station on the 29th April. The Queen and Duke are to embark on a full day of visits across Pembrokeshire, to which local residents and businesses have said they are honoured to be chosen for a Royal visit.
The day will consist of visits to Puffin Produce, Withybush, to begin with, where the Duke will meet company staff, while the Queen makes a visit to Cotts Farm Equine Hospital, Robeston Wathen. This will be followed by Princes Gate Spring Water in Narberth and then a lunch hosted by Pembrokeshire County Council at Picton Castle, an attraction popular with families on Pembrokeshire cottage summer holidays.
The Royal Family loves Pembrokeshire
The visit comes after Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, took a tour of Pembrokeshire earlier this year, celebrating St David’s Day at Castlemartin Range Complex in south Pembrokeshire.
The Queen and Prince Phillip will then make a visit to the famed Pembroke Dock, a whole 60 years after her first visit to the Dock as a monarch, and open the town’s new Heritage centre that is sure to be a hit with visitors staying nearby in seaside Tenby cottages. Alongside the Heritage Centre, the Royal couple are also to reveal to the public a 200-year timeline bicentennial memorial wall, which was created by school children of Pembroke Dock primary schools.
The Royal visit comes 59 years after her first visit to Pembrokeshire in 1955 where she visited Pembroke Dock and the RAF Station, which later closed in 1957. The businesses and communities the Royals are set to visit have detailed their pride and thanks at having been awarded such an honour, to which a Princes Gate spokesperson told the Western Telegraph “This will undoubtedly become the most significant event in the history of Princes Gate Water Ltd”.
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