Royal diary: this week’s Royal engagements 25-1st May

Following The Queen’s birthday celebrations, the Royal Family are out in force, with visits to Cumbria, Manchester and the Isle of Wight.


Prince Edward is clocking up the engagements this week in the Royal Diary. Northern Ireland Office

25th April:

The Princess Royal, in her role as president of Riding for the Disabled Association, will visit Scropton Group on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, The Riding Centre, Derbyshire. In Ashbourne, Princess Anne will visit Carsington Sailing Club and Sailability, Carsington Water, as president of the Royal Yachting Association, and also open Dairy Crest’s new Food Innovation Centre in Newport, Shropshire, in her role as Chancellor of Harper Adams University. That evening, Anne, as Chair of the International Olympic Committee Members Election Commission, will hold a dinner at St. James’s Palace.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex will visit the London College of Fashion in the east end, of which she is patron.

26th April:

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will visit the St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) to mark its 30th anniversary in Manchester. The Duchess, who is president of Maggie’s, will officially open the charity’s first cancer support centre in the city, and visit the Big Manchester project for Barnardo’s 150th year, as their president.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex is busy! The Earl will attend a lunch for the International Golf for Youth Trustees at the Army and Navy Club, as chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation. He will hold a meeting at Buckingham Palace as an Honorary Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Fuellers, and another for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. As chancellor of The University of Bath, Edward will attend an Alumni reception at St. James’s Palace.

Princess Anne, who is patron of the British Nutrition Foundation, will attend a conference for the The Royal Society at Carlton House Terrace. The Princess is to chair an International Olympic Committee Members Election Commission Meeting at Buckingham Palace, as chair of the commission, and that evening, as Past Master of The Worshipful Company of Carmen, will attend the Joint Services Awards dinner at Drapers’ Hall.

The Duke of Gloucester and The Duchess of Gloucester are to attend a Gala Concert in support of the Arab International Women’s Forum at Kensington Palace State Apartments. Prince Richard is Royal patron of Peace and Prosperity Trust.

The Duke of Kent, as Grand Master, will attend the Masons’ Eve of Investiture briefing at Freemasons’ Hall

27th April:

Camilla, who is president of the Royal Voluntary Service, will attend the launch of GrandFest at The Geffrey Museum of the Home, London.

Prince Edward is to attend a reception and lunch at Ascot Racecourse, in his role as chairman of the Trustees for the Prince Philip Trust Fund for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Sophie will visit The Lighthouse Specialist Centre for Deaf Children in Guildford, as well as The Park School in Woking.

The Princess Royal will attend an executive board meeting in her capacity as president of British Olympic Association. She will attend the 2016 Awards Ceremony and reception for the Royal Geographical Society, as patron of The Whitley Fund for Nature. She will attend a reception, Mercers’ Hall in London as patron of The Cranfield Trust that evening, as well as a reception at the Royal Mail Phoenix Centre for The Rowland Hill Fund.

The Duke of Gloucester, who is president of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, will visit Low Bridge End Farm, Keswick, Cumbria, and visit Keswick Museum and Art Gallery. Prince Richard will visit the Alauna Carvetiorum Roman Fort, Maryport, as patron of the North of England Civic Trust, and will visit Cumbria Crystal, Greatdale Limited. The Duke will also be seen in Barrow-in-Furness, as Grand Prior of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.

Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, is to attend a reception and concert in support of the Diamond Fund for Choristers at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, as Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, will attend the Grand Lodge’s Annual Investiture and Grand Festival at Freemasons’ Hall.

28th April:

The Duchess of Cornwall, as Honorary Air Commodore of Royal Air Force Halton, will visit the RAF base, Officers Mess, Aylesbury.

The Earl of Wessex, patron of the Disability Initiative, will attend a carers’ lunch at Resource Centre, Camberley, Surrey. Edward will also visit Downton Army Cadet Force Detachment at the Cadet Centre in Wiltshire and Salisbury Sea Cadets to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary in his role as trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. In Portsmouth, the Earl will attend a dinner on HMS Victory, also to celebrate the occasion.

The Countess of Wessex, patron of England Hockey, will meet the chairman and Team Members at Bisham Abbey, Marlow.

Princess Anne, is to attend the 13th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition in Bristol, as Honorary Fellow of The Institute of Marine Engineering

Princess Alexandra will open the new Mental Health Hospital at Farnham Road, Guildford, as well as visiting the Meath Epilepsy Trust in Godalming.

29th April:

Prince Charles will be at Dumfries House. The Prince of Wales (and Duke of Rothesay) will meet staff and apprentices from Emergency One, and Babcock International Group to hear about their work in supplying The London Fire Brigade with their new vehicle fleet and training young people

Prince Edward is on the Isle of Wight, then to Winchester. He will visit Ryde Arena, attend a meeting at Ryde Function Room and visit Motiv8 Community Cycling Hub to celebrate the Diamond anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh’s award. Edward will visit Peter Symonds College, Winchester Learning Centre, and attend a gala dinner at Winchester Cathedral, in his role as patron of the Winchester Cathedral Appeal.

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Nola Matheson Mon 25 April, 2016 - 10:19 pm

Princess Royal is always busy like her mother the Queen. It seems like she does her duties, very quietly. Would love to see more of Prince Edward and his wife who are a very good looking couple and do not have any gossip surrounding them and wonder why they are not included in more of the Royal activities? The young Royals are a very impressive group. They have such charisma, all very good looking, smiling, show their warmth to each other even expressing it while doing their duties. The Queen looked so proud with her little people. Prince George is already a charmer and loved Zara’s little gal holding Granny’s purse.


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