Image: Michael Paler

A Victorian lifeboat, Morris Dancers, swing boats and a Best Dressed Victorian.

You can find them all in East Cowes today (Saturday), between 10am and 3pm, as celebrations for what would have been Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday move to Kings Square, outside Waitrose and under the Umbrella Tree.

Yesterday evening (Friday), the Queen Victoria Heritage Trail was officially opened by the Mayors of Coburg and East Cowes, none other than Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the family of Royal servant Abdul Karim.

In all, twenty-two granite plaques commemorating the town’s Royal history were made by Island firm Wight Stonemasonry.

Yesterday, Osborne unveiled an new exhibition and a lifesize cake of Queen Victoria, standing 4ft 11 inches high.

On Thursday, the Duke of Kent laid flowers at the Romanov monument and unveiled a new memorial bench.

Tomorrow (Sunday), there is a party on the seafront (between midday and 9pm) and a procession through the town, from Sovereign’s Gate and along York Avenue, starting at 11am.