The Port of Dover will join the nation and Commonwealth in celebrating the Coronation of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen Consort. We extend our warmest wishes to them, and the rest of the Royal Family during this momentous time.
The Port has a long history with the Royal Family, which includes the establishment of Dover Harbour Board in 1606 by James I. Indeed, 400 years later we were proud to welcome both Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and His Late Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, on separate occasions to mark important celebrations for the Port. Most recently in 2019, we had the pleasure of Her Majesty the Queen Consort officially christening Saga’s Spirit of Discovery cruise ship at a naming ceremony in Dover.
We look forward to marking this historic milestone with communities across the nation and beyond.
The public will have the opportunity to take part in the Coronation Big Lunch over the special Bank Holiday weekend with a “Music on the Curve” event taking place on Sunday 7th May on the Dover Waterfront. Lined with bunting, people can bring their own picnic and enjoy live music on the Marina Curve and Clocktower Square.
The Port of Dover also runs its Employee Volunteering Scheme, with 350 hours given to local community groups, organisations and charities in 2022 alone. We look forward to being involved in more important projects over the coming weeks to link in with The Big Help Out initiative for the Coronation.