Updated: Prince Charles To Visit Scilly Next Month

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will make an official visit to the Isles of Scilly on the 3rd July.

The Royal couple will be opening the new Five Islands School in the morning. They’ll unveil a plaque made by the same St Austell-based stonemasons, Larcombes, who made the one that the Queen unveiled when the sports hall opened.

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit the new Vet’s Surgery in Old Town while Prince Charles will hear about the work of the Local Action Group at the Mermaid Inn.

The Royal couple will go to Bryher in the afternoon where they’ll visit LAG-funded projects, including Bryher shop, the Sussex Gig Shed and the community centre.

Assistant Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall police, Paul Netherton, said preparation and planning for the visit have been underway for some time.

Paul came over with his colleagues last month to assess what will be required in policing terms and ensure the correct resources are in place.

The Royal’s will bring their own police support and that will supplement by extra officers from the region. They’ll also be deploying a helicopter and boat to the islands.

Paul says the visit, in the middle of the busy holiday season, shouldn’t cause problems with trying to accommodate the extra police officers needed as they’ve started their planning early.