COWES TO WELCOME HRH PRINCESS ROYAL TODAY FOR MORE JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

SoelntjubileecelebrationHer Royal Highness The Princess Royal will be attending the Solent Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Cowes today (Saturday).

The Solent Platinum Jubilee event will be a showcase of more than 400 boats, bringing the Solent’s sailing and yachting community together to celebrate the Queen’s reign and in recognition of the support the Royal Family has given to so many water-based events over the last 70 years.

A committee of sailing organisations, class associations and clubs from across the Solent region is organising the event, which will follow this year’s Cowes Week.

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Chair of the organising committee, Jonathan Nainby-Luxmoore said:

“We will be delighted to welcome HRH The Princess Royal to the Solent Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Saturday 6th August.

“The Royal Family continues to give wonderful support to the sailing community and charities in the Solent and her presence will make this special celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee even more memorable.”

In addition to the Solent racing programme, the skies will host a ‘City of Exeter’ Spitfire air display performed courtesy of the Spitfire Academy at Goodwood. There will be music and entertainment at a free concert at Cowes Yacht Haven later in the day.

Local yacht and sailing clubs are still welcome to join by emailing [email protected]. All boats, from RIBs to sailing and motor vessels, can register with their own yacht club to be part of the official programme.

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Find out more about the event on the Solent Platinum Jubilee Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SolentJubilee.

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Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
4 days ago

Yeah that would be right, keep the normal riff raff working class away from the so called elites. When are people going to wake up to this charade of false hope that rubbing shoulders with the so called royals will get you anywhere, it won’t, so come on Truss live up to you speech a while back and abolish the monarchy.

Little Pots
Little Pots
Reply to  Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
4 days ago

The monarchy brings more wealth into this country than any other family.

When are we going to wake up to the fact that allowing in dirt poor people, who have massive families and arrive with nothing and of course no home is causing more problems than it ever solves.

A costly home for all has to be ‘found’ and then the rent subsidised as is council tax, all add to the burden on the NHS and education costs for those who speak little English is huge.

Whilst one may work, that never covers the cost of the dependants nor the house nor the council tax nor the free prescriptions and dental care

The Royals earn millions for the UK.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Little Pots
4 days ago

whilst you are correct about the spongers arriving in the country- the royals do not “earn” anything for this country. They simply trot around at your expense, on private jets, polluting the atmosphere, whilst preaching climate change, quafffng fine food that you paid for, through your taxes, leaving you less money to buy your own food and they have you arrested if you challenge this.

they are disgusting leeches, that swan around while others suffer.

This country claims to be inclusive, yet allows one family the right to unfettered privilege, which they did not earn and no one can compete with them, as they don’t allow it. Their jobs/incomes are protected, whereas yours is not – hardly inclusive is it.

Last edited 4 days ago by isle of wighter
Cut2chase
Cut2chase
Reply to  isle of wighter
4 days ago

Surely though, the Royal families ancestors once owned the whole of the UK through gaining such in battles and invasions. Thus they are the rightful owners of all land here, and those that helped them achieve victory like the Oglanders etc, were awarded lands of their own. So, due to Charles the !st over stepping the his powers we had a civil war, and the Royals were allowed to remain but lost most of their land, but in return it was agreed they would be paid from the civil list to remain living a high standard of lifestyle forever. So, I can’t see an issue with that. I am sure if they all lived in a council flat the country and you and I would gain nothing but the UK would be a far far worse off place in world status. It is poor arrivals who drain us all not… Read more »

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Cut2chase
4 days ago

their ancestors did not own the uk- -they simply claimed it as their own and used force to keep it. go back far enough you will realise that. geologically the planet will have a lifespan of billions of years if not more – a human is lucky to reach one hundred. Humans do not actually own anything – you merely borrow the ground you stand on, the house you live in and the job you have, from future generations, as did those of the past. Countries only exist, because humans decided to draw lines on a map and name the areas – nature, birds and all other creatures do not see boundries, countries or restrictions – they go where they want to, only restricted by their own abilities. Who is truly free, nature or us. people have permitted these families to be called royal and sponge – you only have… Read more »

Mrs. T
Mrs. T
Reply to  isle of wighter
3 days ago

So to your ‘thinking’ Ukrainian people don’t own their land so Russia has as much right to it as them. Get real

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Mrs. T
3 days ago

mrs t- I guess you aren’t on the bright side of the road are you – think about it- … just because you call yourself ukrainian or russian, doesn’t mean you actually own the land you stand on – can you actually take it with you when you die – no, then you are just using it…waiving a bit of paper that another human wrote that you own your bit of land, doesn’t change anything – you are just using it, before someone else takes it over and uses it themselves, as has been the case since humans first showed up. Do the birds own the trees they nest in – no, they just use it and defend the bit they are using. When will you realise, that you do not actually own anything – you just possess it for a while.

Incredible !!
Incredible !!
Reply to  isle of wighter
2 days ago

you should grow some wings and flock off nipper !!

Incredible !!
Incredible !!
Reply to  isle of wighter
2 days ago

eww arrr a Pirate for sure.. !!

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Reply to  Little Pots
4 days ago

Hogwash. Do they worry about the cost of living, no. Do they need to work out how to afford fuel, gas, afford food, no. So don’t give me they do a lot for us because they simply do not.

Freddie
Freddie
Reply to  Little Pots
3 days ago

When are we going to wake up to the fact that allowing in dirt poor people, who have massive families and arrive with nothing and course no home is causing more problems than it ever solves! -. What racist rubbish , they don’t arrive with massive families,they would and could work but our government stops that,they don’t get benefits like Universal Credit etc and are held in poor hostels or HMO . They come here to find work and improve there life chances.
Look at The Sun/mirror if want to see British benefit scroungers taking holidays abroad and then claiming can’t feed their kids while they have nails done,latest mobile and Nike trainers etc and those with ten kids by 11 fathers ? (You do the maths).

Mrs. T
Mrs. T
Reply to  Freddie
3 days ago

The point is though, like it or not, the British spongers you complain of ARE our responsibility to sort out, not so all those who arrive and have huge families at our expense.

And how come YOU are not ‘racist’ as you insult the British giving the impression that they alone swindle, whereas even IF true ( which it isn’t) at least their parents, grand parents etc will have paid in and fought wars for us, not every chancer wanting a better life but at our expense.

Keep the race card rubbish to yourself if you insult the British as we are a race too and BRITISH LIVES MATTER

Fred
Fred
Reply to  Little Pots
3 days ago

God!! I can’t believe how many old, Daily Mail reading, racist bigots there are on this Island.

how much nicer and more inclusive the world will be once (sorry to generalise) the awful generation of racist bigots has left this world. They have left their children with a planet that is dying and an enormous debt because they have been a generation of takers. Don’t give me I paid my taxes, do the sums,

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Fred
3 days ago

give it a rest fred, you hand wringing do gooder – we don’t want the overcrowding here – those spongers can over populate somewhere else.

Grumpy grannie
Grumpy grannie
Reply to  Fred
2 days ago

Oh dear Fred – I am one of those evil space-wasters. My generation rebuilt the country after ww2 – we set up health and welfare services to ensure good health and security for all. We even ‘planted a tree in 73’. and ‘one more in 74’. Its the next two generations who have decided that the health of the world and the people in it comes way down in priority behind Profit. Don’t blame us oldies for everything.

CHRISTINE STARLING
CHRISTINE STARLING
Reply to  Little Pots
3 days ago

And they have no respect for their woman, some are kept as virtual prisoners in their own homes and never learn English even after living here for year’s.

Grey Ham
Grey Ham
Reply to  CHRISTINE STARLING
3 days ago

Christine, it clearly does make one wonder if our Grandparents and all those before were astute in keeping such at arms length.

Now perhaps people have since wrongly assumed their dislike was all down the skin tone, whereas they merely used such as a handy identifying wrapper to what was all too often contained within.

Incredible !!
Incredible !!
Reply to  Little Pots
2 days ago

Maybe, but a TUNNEL to Island from Mainland, would bring a lot more wealth to this Island… people would not be giving all the wealth to the Ferry companies !!

Imagine if you can, if living on mainland, you book a holiday, say £399.99 excellent, drive to airport and away you go.. BUT Living on this Island, one also needs to book and PAY for a ferry, adding a lot more to the cost !! Could be another £200.00plus just for the ferry.. Complete RIP OFF and you can only travel when it suits the ferry company..

BUILD A TUNNEL just imagine if there is a tunnel, one could pop over to mainland on Christmas Day to visit friends and relatives, and come back after 20:30 in evening… !!

NO FERRIES CHISTMAS DAY

Grey Ham
Grey Ham
Reply to  Incredible !!
2 days ago

Imagine IF you can just what the costly tunnel will bring: Firstly it will be almost as expensive as the Ferries as once it has killed off the small but competitivity between Wightlink and Red Funnel, then WHOEVER funded the tunnel will want massive returns, be it a private company or shareholders of such. Despite that fact, imagine if YOU can that the tunnel is cheap, then don’t YOU see why the mainland is built up so much compared with here? Do you think the Island would not in a very short few years resemble the mainland? The soil isn’t different here, it is the fact that it IS costly and fuss to come and go which has MADE THE Island different and desirable place to live. IF YOU don’t see that then WHY are YOU here, not there? Masses more would move here before it was ruined, but each… Read more »

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
4 days ago

If Mis Trust were to live up to all her past pronouncements and convictions, she’d be u-turning faster than Bozo himself.

Paul
Paul
4 days ago

Nom, nom, nom. Lovely nosh.

Chris
Chris
4 days ago

Might see her in Man in the Moon later

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
4 days ago

Another freebee for someone who can well afford it!

bob one
bob one
4 days ago

another free trip with free food and drinks all paid for buy the islanders

CHRISTINE STARLING
CHRISTINE STARLING
Reply to  bob one
3 days ago

The words by dear

Incredible !!
Incredible !!
2 days ago

Ask the Government to build a TUNNEL , PLEASE ! People here are trapped, we do not have choice of freedom to travel to mainland when WE want…

*MrJones*
*MrJones*
Reply to  Incredible !!
2 days ago

Tunnel – hah! No thanks. As an indigenous IOWighter, I don’t feel in any way trapped. Having moved to the Mainland to work, I never felt trapped – met loads of lovely people – came back for a holiday or 6 when I wished. And eventually returned, owing to a bereavement. If those who move here don’t feel comfortable, move back to all those Motorways and Airports. No need at all to feel trapped.

Grumpy grannie
Grumpy grannie
Reply to  Incredible !!
2 days ago

You think there won’t be a toll to pay to go through a tunnel? Or delays caused by road accidents or roadworks? A massive price to pay for very little gain. Not only in the price of building it but in the infrastructure

Oh my eyes
Oh my eyes
Reply to  Grumpy grannie
2 days ago

The persons deluded. Clearly only sees the perceived gain of perhaps less cost and less time taken to cross. YET can’t see that likely the cost will skyrocket to pay back shareholders once, as already stated on here, the competition is gone for good. Also the delays ONCE here, due to our small roads and infrastructure will be EVERY day, so, the few who may save half an hour fuss, will loose that and so will we ALL every day, queueing and waiting at junctions and lights and trying to find parking will be impossible. The Island will be built to oblivion as people flock here until it is as ugly as the other side, but then too late. Selfish jerks like that only see one issue, then too late if such idiots have their way once it is ruined it will be so forever. It ought to pack up… Read more »

 

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