Prince Philip will attend renaming ceremony for The City of Adelaide Clipper Ship in Greenwich
The Duke of Edinburgh will be attending a renaming ceremony for The City of Adelaide Clipper Ship at The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich on Friday.
Prince Philip will be greeted on arrival to the Water Gate of The Old Royal Naval College by the Agent General for South Australia, Mr Bill Muirhead AM, before the ceremony.
The historic vessel - built to serve the City of Adelaide from 1864 - is the only surviving purpose-built ship which brought migrants from Europe to Australia. Originally called the City of Adelaide, the Clipper was renamed HMS Carrick when purchased by the Royal Navy in 1923.
This was to avoid confusion with the cruiser HMAS Adelaide that had recently been commissioned in the Royal Australian Navy.
His Royal Highness will announce that the City of Adelaide will return to its original name, before unveiling a plaque to mark the Clipper Ship's renaming.
The ship is due to be towed into the Thames on Thursday evening and remain in the capital over the weekend. It has been brought down from Scotland and next week will continue on its journey to Australia.
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