Royal Diary: latest Royal engagements 2-8th May

Let’s hope the Bank Holiday weather doesn’t ruin the week’s latest Royal engagements as Prince Edward performs a high number of engagements, The Duchess of Cambridge visits Hampton Court Palace, and Harry heads to the USA for the Invictus Games.

Prince Harryis heading to Florida for the Invictus Games. Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

Prince Harryis heading to Florida for the Invictus Games. Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

3rd May:

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh will host the Air League, of which he is patron, for a reception at St James’s Palace.

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent is to attend a reception to celebrate the National Day of the Republic of Poland, at the Polish Embassy in London.

4th May:

The Duke of Edinburgh will hold another reception, this time for his patronage, Action Medical Research, at Buckingham Palace.

Charles, Prince of Wales will host a reception at Clarence House to celebrate 30 years of Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal. The Prince is the charity’s patron. Joined by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Charles will also host a reception for British Oscar winners at St James’s Palace that evening.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall will perform a solo engagement: she is to attend a rehearsal and meet children involved in ‘Music Junction’ in her role as patron of The London Chamber Orchestra; this will take place at People’s Place, Queen Mary University of London.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge will officially open the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace, and also pay a visit to the Anna Freud Centre in London as their patron. In the evening, she will view portraits of herself in honour of Vogue’s 100th birthday at the National Portrait Gallery.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex will be participating in a Duke of Edinburgh Challenge in the Peak District. In the evening, the Earl will attend a reception and dinner at Brookfield Manor, Derbyshire for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The Earl is a trustee.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex will chair a charities forum at Buckingham Palace.

The Duke of Kent will visit Astley Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warwickshire. He will also officially open the refurbished King George’s Field, Barford, Warwickshire. Prince Edward is also to visit Prodrive in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Princess Alexandra will visit the Stonemasons’ Yard, at Salisbury Cathedral and will open Avonbourne Care Centre in the city.

5th May:

Prince Philip will attend a Service of Holy Communion to mark the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Reader movement, at All Souls’ Church Langham Place, as patron of Central Readers’ Council.

The Earl of Wessex is busy, mostly in the Midlands. He will visit the DFS Factory in Alfreton, Derbyshire, then head to Birmingham where he will be seen at Birmingham City Football Club, Birmingham Conservatoire (as its patron), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Centre, as its patron, then head to Birmingham Metropolitan College’s Sutton Coldfield Campus as trustee of DofE Award. Edward will lastly be in Cambridge, to attend a performance at the ADC Theatre, in his capacity as patron of Jesus College Cambridge West Court Campaign, then attend a dinner at the college.

The Countess of Wessex, Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Wittering, will attend the base’s 100th Anniversary dinner.

6th May:

The Queen, as patron of Berkhamsted School, Hertfordshire, will visit the school on the occasion of the 475th anniversary of its foundation.

Camilla will be an Honorary Judge for BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words creative writing competition at the station’s HQ in London.

The Earl of Wessex is still in Cambridge: he will visit Westcott House at Cambridge University, open the China Centre and attend a lunch at Jesus College. Bottisham Village College will be receiving Prince Edward as part of the Diamond Anniversary Tour for the DofE Award, before the Earl visits Classworks Theatre in the city as its patron.

Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, will attend a service and a reception to celebrate Founders’ Day at Royal Alexandra and Albert School in Surrey as their President.

The Duke of Kent will attend the 40th annual dinner of the Scots Guards Association Surrey Branch in Guildford as their patron.

7th May:

The Duke of Kent is to attend the Newbury Spring Festival at St. Nicolas Church, Newbury as their patron.

Princess Alexandra, as Royal Honorary Colonel, will present a Guidon to The Royal Yeomanry at Buckingham Palace.

8th May:

Prince Harry will be in Orlando, Florida, for the next Invictus Games, of which he is patron.

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