Three Kessock RNLI Helms, Fit for a King
Tuesday 4 July 2023 saw 3 Kessock RNLI helms and their partners invited to His Majesty King Charles III garden party at The Palace of Holyroodroodhouse.
He added: 'We were very privileged to attend the Royal Garden Party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse to represent the RNLI. It was an honour to represent our lifesaving charity and we were lucky enough to get a few minutes to chat His Majesty King Charles III about what we do as a charity, our roles, the boat and equipment we use and a chat about the weather.
'He commented it was particularly wet for the garden party this year, and we joked about how we should have taken our dry suits and the boat. His Majesty King Charles III was very knowledgeable about the voluntary work we do and fondly recalled his visit to RNLI HQ in Poole in 2022 where he visited the boat workshop. He expressed great admiration for all of our volunteers, for the work we do saving lives at sea.'
'We were incredibly lucky to be selected by The Company of Royal Archers to meet and speak with the King. We chatted about my upcoming visit to Poole and how grateful he is for the 24/7, 365 day a year operation the RNLI operates.'
Notes to editors
· Kessock lifeboat station has been operating since 1993. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/kessock-lifeboat-station
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