Duchess of Cornwall at Osbourne House

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The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Isle of Wight to visit Osborne House on July 24th, where she met with the Patron of the House, Dame Judi Dench. They visited ‘Queen Victoria’s’ beach to take a look at one of Queen Victoria’s ‘bathing machines’ which was restored in 1951. The Duchess and Dame Judi also visited the newly renovated Swiss Cottage, were given a tour of the Gardens, and met local children before riding to Osborne House in the carriage. They visited the newly refurbished Durbar Room, which was featured in the “Victoria and Abdul” film.

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Later, the Duchess of Cornwall visited Cowes to name Red Funnel’s latest high-speed passenger ferry, Red Jet 7 at Trinity Landingonand attend a reception at the Royal Yacht Squadron. At the reception HRH gave a speech saying: “I just wish I could stay a bit longer and have a swim in the sea…. “Thank you all very much and I very much hope I shall be back soon, hopefully on a holiday.”

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