Bridlington and Burton Fleming will form part of a two-day visit to Yorkshire by The Prince of Wales Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall, with Their Royal Highnesses arriving in the East Riding on Tuesday, July 23.
The announcement, made by Clarence House this morning, has been welcomed by both the chairman and the leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Councillor Claude Mole, chairman of the council, said: “As chairman of the authority, I am immensely proud that the East Riding will host such distinguished Royal visitors and for the communities involved it will be an historic occasion and cause for celebration.
“I hope that residents and visitors to the area will turn out to greet Their Royal Highnesses and help make their visit to the East Riding truly memorable.”
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council echoed the sentiments of the chairman and highlighted the importance of The Prince and The Duchess’ trip to the area, where they will also take in a visit to Withernsea.
He said: “This is really exciting news not only for the three communities announced as part of the Royal visit, but for the wider East Riding and I am sure will generate an enormous sense of civic pride.
“Burton Fleming, Bridlington and Withernsea have faced their fair share of challenges over the years but all have a positive future ahead and to receive such high-profile visitors is testament to the strength and resolve of their residents and I am sure they will come together and provide The Prince and The Duchess with a real East Yorkshire welcome.”
For more details see this Thursday’s Free Press.