In the last week or so, there has been a rumour that HRH the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting Porthleven. I can officially confirm today, that this rumour is indeed true, and Porthleven will have the honour of hosting the royal party on the morning of Wednesday 19th July.
This visit has been in the planning for many months will lots to organise. I want to thank the staff at Cornwall’s Lord Lieutenancy office and Clarence House for all they have done to make this visit possible. Also to Cornwall Council for swiftly granting the road closures. Thanks to the Police too for all they have done.
During the visit, The Duke and Duchess will be introduced to many groups in Porthleven including the Porthleven Lights Committee, the RNLI, Porthleven Fishermen’s Association, Porthleven Community Group, the people behind the very successful Great Baulk Auction, the Gig Club, Porthleven CIC, the Porthleven Coastguards, the town council and its town warden. I know not every group in Porthleven can be introduced to the royal party, but everyone can come and see the visit take place.
Porthleven School’s Signing Choir will also be performing in front of the Duke and Duchess. Liaising with the head-teacher of Porthleven School, all the remaining school children will be able to come down and see the visit take place. The town council has bought every child a flag, both Cornish and the Union Flag.
For security reasons, I am not allowed to confirm the official time they will be arriving, but anyone who wants to see the royal couple will need to be near Commercial Rd and the Harbour Head/Fore Street by 9:30 am. There will be a road closure in place from 9am till 12 noon on Commercial Rd, Fore Street and Harbour Head part of the B3304
This is a great honour for Porthleven to receive this royal visit. I am sure the residents of Porthleven will give the Duke and Duchess a warm Porthleven welcome.