22 Jun 2012 Last updated at 00:00

Duke to visit the Isle of Wight

His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester is to visit the Isle of Wight on Tuesday 3 July.

He will visit the Royal Victoria Arcade in Ryde, which was opened in 1836, to view recent renovation work and meet representatives from organisations involved in the project.
His Royal Highness will be shown the new Rotunda, the first part of the arcade to be restored, where he will unveil a plaque to commemorate the visit.
He will also visit Ryde Heritage Centre, which is located below the arcade, where he will be shown many interesting artefacts from the Victorian era.
In the afternoon, His Royal Highness will travel to Osborne House where he will present Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service to two Island organisations.
Representatives from the Friends of Shanklin Theatre and Isle of Wight Steam Railway will accept awards which recognise their valuable work within the community.
The Duke of Gloucester will then tour the house and grounds, meeting staff who work in the historic property.
Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White, said: “I am looking forward to welcoming The Duke of Gloucester to the Island and showing him some outstanding examples of community work – something for which the people of the Island should be very proud.” 

Major General Martin White CB CBE JP
Major General Martin White CB CBE JP
  • The Duke of Gloucester is a grandson of George V and a first cousin to the Queen.
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