14th August 2017. The National Coastwatch Institution is proud to announce that we have a Royal Patron.
On Saturday the 12th August the Charity was informed by Buckingham Palace that ‘The Princess Royal will be delighted to accept Royal Patronage of the National Coastwatch Institution’.
This is tremendous news for the Charity and is a great recognition of the contributions and achievements that NCI makes in ensuring safety around the UK coastline. It is a huge credit to all the NCI members and supporters that the Princess Royal feels she can support us in our endeavours.
The Princess Royal is a keen yachtswoman herself, owning a succession of cruising yachts, and already lends her patronage to several maritime organisations. Her Royal Highness has been a staunch supporter of the NCI for many years, keeping up with our activities and rapid expansion since the early 1990s and even presenting the Dorset NCI stations with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service a few years ago. She is currently Master of Trinity House, the authority which owns and maintains the lighthouses around the United Kingdom,where the NCI held a very successful reception in London earlier this year.
The photograph is of The Princess Royal visiting the NCI stand at the Boat Show