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Royal Family to attend the International Fleet Review at Spithead to commemorate

Published 20 May 2005


The Queen, Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, Admiral of the Fleet, will visit HM Naval Base Portsmouth on Tuesday, 28 June and afterwards embark on board HMS ENDURANCE to take the Fleet Review at Spithead to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

Later in the day Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will attend a reception in HMS INVINCIBLE.

Other members of the Royal Family who will witness the Fleet Review from different ships and attend a number of related engagements include:

The Prince of Wales (Vice Admiral) and The Duchess of Cornwall.

The Duke of York, (Commander, Royal Navy), who will be embarked in HMS ENTERPRISE for the Review and later attend an 'All Ranks' Reception in HMS ILLUSTRIOUS and afterwards a Dinner in HMS INVINCIBLE.

The Princess Royal (Chief Commandant for Women in the Royal Navy) will embark in HMS ALBION and later RFA SIR BEDIVERE for the Fleet Review before attending a Dinner at Southsea Castle. Her Royal Highness will be accompanied throughout the day by Rear Admiral Timothy Laurence.

The Duchess of Gloucester will embark in HMS GLOUCESTER for the Fleet Review and will later attend an 'All Ranks Reception' in HMS ILLUSTRIOUS and afterwards a Dinner in HMS INVINCIBLE. Her Royal Highness is the 'Sponsor' of HMS GLOUCESTER, and launched her in 1982.

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent will embark in RFA FORT GEORGE for the Fleet Review and in the evening they will attend a Dinner in HMS INVINCIBLE. His Royal Highness is an Hon. Rear Admiral, Royal Navy Reserve.

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