Royal diary: latest Royal engagements 23-29th May

A family outing on Monday, as a number of members of the Royal Family attend the beginning of the Chelsea Flower Show, while Prince Philip has a few military-related engagements this week.

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The Queen will be joined by her family at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show (Guy Evans)

23rd May:

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will be visiting the Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Joining them will be The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Princess Anne, and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

The Princess Royal’s day will not end there, however, she will be in Staffordshire, visiting the Occupational Therapy Research Awareness Day at the Haywood Hospital, Stoke on Trent, as patron of the College of Occupational Therapists. Anne will also attend the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Penkridge Branch at Sandon Hall.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, will attend the Mentoring Foundation 2016 Colloquium, Inner Temple.

24th May:

The Queen and Prince Philip are to host a garden party at Buckingham Palace, the second of the year in London. The Duke of Kent will join them.

Princess Anne, in her role as patron of the National Museum of The Royal Navy, will attend a Drumhead Service, unveil HMS HOOD’s Bell and open Jutland Exhibition at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. Anne is also to attend an AGM and reception, in the Princess Royal Gallery at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, as patron of Women’s Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust. Back in London, the Princess Royal will attend a Jutland Wood reception at The Navy Club as patron of First World War Centenary Woods Project.

25th May:

Prince Philip will open a new reservoir and pumping station at Grafham Water, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. The Duke will then travel to Middlesex University as patron of the College of Teachers to attend an awards ceremony.

The Countess of Wessex will visit the Defence Medical Welfare Service at The Old Stables, Redenham Park, Andover.

The Princess Royal, as Chancellor of the University of London, will open the National Amyloidosis Centre Cardiac MRI Unit, at the Royal Free Campus. As Grand Master of The Royal Victorian Order, Anne will attend an evensong and reception at The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy Hotel, before attending a ‘Shakespeare Lives’ reception at Lancaster House, as a patron of the Voluntary Service Overseas.

Princess Alexandra, in her role as president of the Royal Humane Society, will attend the Annual General Court at Haberdashers’ Hall in the capital.

26th May:

– At Buckingham Palace, The Duke of Edinburgh is to hand over the Commandant General Royal Marines position at an audience with the incumbent and the successor of the position as Captain General of the Royal Marines. As patron of the Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry Old Comrades Association, Philip will receive Colonel Robert Boyle, Honorary Colonel, E (Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry) Squadron, Royal Yeomanry, at Buckingham Palace. Philip will also attend Beating Retreat at Horse Guards Parade as the Marines’ Captain-General.

The Princess Royal is to chair the Industry Committee Meeting and Council of Management AGM as president of the Animal Health Trust, at Newmarket, Suffolk. Princess Anne is also to open the Suffolk CAB Advice Centre in Stowmarket as patron of the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, before appearing at a dinner at Mansion House in London as an appeal patron of the Woolf Institute Fundraising Appeal.

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent will attend The Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ Livery Dinner at Drapers Hall,

27th May:

Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester will travel to Hong Kong to attend the Grand Council Meeting of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, of which the Duke is Grand Prior, at St. John Tower.

– At Buckingham Palace, The Duke of Kent will hold a lunch for St. Mungo’s as their patron.

Princess Alexandra is in the Midlands, and will open the new Birmingham Pet Hospital in Oldbury as patron of The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals. In Sutton Coldfield, Alexandra will open the new Acute Medical Unit at Good Hope Hospital.

28th May:

Princess Anne will attend a Battle of Jutland Commemoration in Edinburgh.

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