Royal wedding prize at the South Coast Proms

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AUDIENCES at this year’s South Coast Proms have the chance to win a Royal Marines drum used at the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Two drums – both decommissioned in 2011 – will form the centrepiece of a prize draw at each of the Proms events at Whale Island on July 5 and July 6.

Over the last 17 years, the ceremonial drums have performed at events such as the funeral of the Queen Mother in 2002.

The last engagement where they were used was the royal wedding of Prince William to Katherine Middleton in 2011.

Warrant Officer Reg Sheen, one of the Proms organisers, said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity to win an iconic piece of military musical history that has been used on many national, ceremonial and royal events of the last two decades.’

Tickets for the draw are only available to those attending the South Coast Proms and will be available on arrival at Whale Island.

Tickets to the South Coast Proms are available through the box office on (023) 9231 2007 or at southcoastproms.com.

All proceeds go to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.