Fremantle: royalty on board the Leeuwin

Ports CEO Chris Leatt-Hayter, board chairperson Jill Hoffmann and Noongyar Aboriginal Elder, Dr Noel Nannup with Prince Andrew.
Ports CEO Chris Leatt-Hayter, board chairperson Jill Hoffmann and Noongyar Aboriginal Elder, Dr Noel Nannup with Prince Andrew.

FREMANTLE Port and the Leeuwin welcomed royalty on board recently.

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, viewed the operations of the inner harbour and stepped aboard sailing training ship Leeuwin.

He also unveiled a Commonwealth Walkways Marker to showcase the Commonwealth wide program to promote youth activity through walking.

Leeuwin chief executive Carol Shannon said it was a honour to welcome the Duke on board.

“The Duke is committed to supporting a wide range of educational pathways, such as vocational learning, to ensure that young people develop relevant skills to allow them to become economically active,” she said.

“This is exactly what we do at Leeuwin Ocean Adventure.”

It is not the first time royalty has stepped foot on Fremantle Port, with Queen Elizabeth visiting in 1964, 1963 and 1977.