LUNDY Island will be rolling out the red carpet for two very special visitors next week. The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and Sophie, will meet with islanders and see for themselves what makes Lundy an important site of nature conservatio

LUNDY Island will be rolling out the red carpet for two very special visitors next week.The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and Sophie, will meet with islanders and see for themselves what makes Lundy an important site of nature conservation, and why many thousands of people visit the island each year. The Royal visit on Wednesday, May 20, coincides with the 40th anniversary celebrations of when the island was taken under the joint care of the Landmark Trust and the National Trust. The Earl and Countess will be the first Royals to visit Lundy since The Queen, Prince Phillip and Prince Edward took a trip to the island on Sunday August 7, 1977, the Queen's Silver Jubilee yearDerek Green, Lundy Island general manager, said: "We all feel very honoured to be able to show Lundy to Their Royal Highnesses. "I am sure they will enjoy their visit and will learn a lot about how the island is managed, from recycling initiatives, nature conservation and fire brigade duties, to operating a postal service and ensuring all our 20,000 visitors are looked after.