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Red carpet treatment for Prince and Princess of RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Last modified: 25 May 2012

Three puffins standing on a rock

Puffin Patrols will also be given a royal makeover and re-named ‘Puffin Processions’ for the day!

The search is on for a prince and princess to perform an official unveiling ceremony at RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

As part of the reserve’s Jubilee Day celebrations on Monday June 4, two youngsters will be chosen to unveil a new name plaque at the Jubilee Corner viewpoint. 

The royal couple will be selected from children who turn up on the day in regal fancy dress. Capes and gowns, tiaras and sequins, will be the dress code for those wishing to take part and every child who turns up dressed to impress will receive a prize.

Ian Kendall,  manager of the reserve between Bridlington and Filey, said:”We’re hoping that wannabee royals will put on their poshest frocks and smartest shirts,  and  join the parade to the viewpoint at 2pm. Even if you can’t dig out a DJ or unearth an evening gown, everyone’s welcome to join in.”

Funded by Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd (WREN), the re-built viewpoint features a two-tier platform with timber decking and not only offers great views of the seabird spectacle but also panoramic views north towards Filey and, on a clear day, beyond.

To mark the occasion further, a celebratory Jubilee cake is being baked and there’ll be a cake stall for those who want to take home an extra slice or two.  

Hands-on activities for children will also add to the fun. In the marquee, there’ll be crown and medal-making sessions – which might be interrupted by a visit from Parky the Puffin.   

Puffin Patrols will also be given a royal makeover and re-named ‘Puffin Processions’ for the day and, after their adventure, young patrollers will receive a goody bag to take home.

The adult patrols will include a special talk on how the lives of the Bempton Cliff puffins have changed over the past 60 years. 

All in all, it promises to be a day fit for a Queen.

Jubilee puffin patrols run on Mon June 4 at 10am, 2.00pm (adults) and 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3pm (family). An evening patrol, run by Yorkshire Coast Nature, starts at 6.30pm

The cost is £2 and booking, on 01262 851179, is essential.

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