On the 11th November her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be gracing the town of Margate with her presence. To mark was has been a period of unquestionable growth for this area, the Queen who will be accompanied by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh will tour the area and allow the people of Margate to welcome their monarch for the first time in almost 20 years. The last time she visited the Isle of Thanet was to attend the naming ceremony for a new lifeboat in Ramsgate Harbour and to visit the Royal Sea Bathing Hospital.
The Queen will be kicking off her visit with a trip to the Lifeboat station, The Rendezvous, as she remains a patron of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. She and the Duke of Edinburgh will then travel to visit the Turner Contemporary Exhibition Centre which arguably has been the cause of such revival in the town itself. Just this week the Turner was awarded yet another accolade in the form of ‘Outstanding Tourism Project’ by the British Guild of Travel Writers. To see what all the fuss is about and to experience both the exhibition about young life, ‘nothing in the world but youth’ or to see Rodin’s world famous sculpture ‘the Kiss’ visit www.turnercontemporary.org. The Queen and Price Phillip will then round off their visit with a trip into Margate’s old town, a place now filled with arty boutiques, cosy cafes and quality fish and chip shops.
It is also a great honour that the Queen has chosen the 11th of November, an important day in remembrance of lost comrades to visit. So grab your hats and babies and join the throngs of people who will undoubtedly gather to welcome The Queen to Margate, a town travelling from strength to strength.