Porthleven and Mullion’s storm hit harbours are to receive royal recognition today.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are to visit Porthleven together as part of a two-day tour of Cornwall, continuing into tomrorow.

They will meet the mayor and other town councillors, together with representatives of organisations based at the port, plus see the harbour that had to be cleared of boats when its defences were broken by storm waves.

The couple will also jointly visit Penlee House Gallery and Museum in Penzance before splitting up to visit other areas.

The Duke, Prince Richard, who is first cousin to the Queen and 23rd in line to the throne, will see Penzance Promenade, visit Camborne Pool Redruth Food Bank at Centenary Chapel, Camborne, and tour Godolphin House, as well as meet with 6th Battalion The Rifles at Moresk Drill Hall in Truro.

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Meanwhile the Danish-born Duchess, Birgitte, is to visit Mullion Harbour, which was also affected by storm damage at the start of the year, plus take a tour of Trenance Chocolate Factory in the village, Origin Coffee in Helston, and the TR14ers at Camborne Wesley Methodist Church.

Tomorrow the couple will visit Porthmeor Studios and the Tate Gallery in St Ives before parting again, with the Duke travelling to the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro while the Duchess sees Leach Pottery in St Ives and Kidz R Us at St Ives Theatre.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester live at Kensington Palace in London. 

  • See full coverage from the visit later today, online at thepacket.co.uk