On Saturday the 12th August, NCI 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. Her Royal Highness has been a staunch supporter of NCI for many years, keeping up with our activities since the early 1990s.