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Earl of Wessex to visit Isle of Wight

Mon 19 Mar 2012

Earl of Wessex to visit Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is making preparations for a royal visit later in the month.

On Friday (March 23rd), the Earl of Wessex will travel to Ryde School to open the Bembridge Building and Wessex Quadrangle, with plaques to be unveiled by the royal to mark the occasion.

It was announced by the Isle of Wight Council that the earl will be meeting with staff and students, as well as touring the school, during his time on the island.

He will then be heading to Ryde Pier in order to see the restoration work that has been taking place at the location.

It was noted by the local authority that he will "unveil a plaque commemorating 200 years from the Act of Parliament which enabled the start of cross-Solent travel" at the pier.

Later in the year, Queen Elizabeth II will be travelling to the Isle of Wight along with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh as part of a tour of the UK to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

Posted by Louise ParkesADNFCR-3083-ID-801320903-ADNFCR

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