This weekend will see Trooping the Colour, but first a busy week of engagements for the entire Royal Family, with Prince Charles heading to Scotland, Prince Edward in the Midlands, and Princess Anne travelling to Germany.
– Prince Harry will hold a reception at Buckingham Palace, marking the 40th anniversary of something – the royal diary is not clear here!
– The Earl of Wessex will hold a dinner at Windsor Castle, as patron of the Central Caribbean Marine Institute
– The Princess Royal, as chancellor of the University of London, will attend the launch of the ‘Founders’ Circle’ at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, and attend the City Naval Club Hundreth Luncheon at Merchants Taylors Hall. Princess Anne will later hold a dinner at St James’s Palace as patron of the Voluntary Service Overseas
– The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend Evensong at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, to celebrate the Centenary of the Companions of Honour.
– Prince Charles shall attend a ‘Fishing into the Future’ meeting at the Thainstone House Hotel, Inverurie; visit a Prince’s Trust project to meet young people who have just completed The Prince’s Trust Team Programme at the Aberdeen Foyer, Peterhead; visit the Scottish Maritime Academy; visit Gray & Adams, Fraserburgh, for their 60th anniversary; open the Sail Loft Bunkhouse, Portsoy.
– The Countess of Wessex will attend an Award Dinner at Plaisterers’ Hall, as patron of British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association.
– The Princess Royal will open the new Postal Museum, Calthorpe House, and will attend a Summer Tea Party at Haberdashers’ Hall, as patron of Save the Children. Anne, as Chancellor of the University of London, will open the Graduate Centre at Queen Mary University of London, and hold a 25th Anniversary dinner at Buckingham Palace for Opportunity International United Kingdom as their patron.
– Princess Alexandra will attend Richmond Park Reflections (an evening of music, poetry and song in aid of the Holly Lodge Centre) at The Belvedere in Richmond Park, as their Royal Patron.
– The Duke of Gloucester will visit Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton (Princess Eugneie works for this company), as well as visiting Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury, Wells Cathedral and Vicars’ Close, Cedars Hall at Wells Cathedral School and attending Evensong at Wells Cathedral.
– The Duchess of Gloucester will visit the Goldsmiths’ Centre, London.
– The Duke of Edinburgh will hold a Reception to mark its 80th anniversary of Plan International UK, as their patron.
– Prince Charles will open the refurbished New Cumnock open-air swimming pool, New Cumnock.
– The Earl of Wessex – patron of The Royal School, Wolverhampton – will open the Free School at The Royal School Wolverhampton. He will also visit Birmingham Conservatoire at Birmingham City University, as their patron, and will visit the new Birmingham Conservatoire Site at Millennium Point. Prince Edward will also attend a concert at Symphony Hall in Birmingham, as patron of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
– The Countess of Wessex, patron of Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps Association, will hold a Garden Party at Bagshot Park.
– The Princess Royal will launch the fifth Healthy Eating Week for Schools at Minerva Academy, London, in her capacity as patron of the British Nutrition Foundation. Anne is to attend the Summer Banquet at Drapers’ Hall, too, – as Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Woolmen. She will also launch the Rivertime Accessible Regatta at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Marlow, Berks, as Guardian of Give Them A Sporting Chance.
– The Duke of Gloucester, in his role as Vice Royal Patron of the Almshouse Association, will officially open Drapers Place, Shrewsbury, in support of Shrewsbury Drapers Company. He will also open the EnviRecover Project at Severn Waste Services at Hartlebury Trading Estate, Hartlebury; present Service Awards (in recognition of 50 years voluntary service) at Engine House Visitor and Education Centre, Bridgnorth; and officially open Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Telford.
– The Duchess of Gloucester will officially open the Patchwork Farm in North Chailey, as patron of the Chailey Heritage Foundation; and will attend a Dinner at the Belvedere, as honorary president of the Lawn Tennis Association.
– The Duke of Kent, Colonel, will attend the Scots Guards Council Meeting, Wellington Barracks.
– Princess Alexandra will open the new facilities at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as their patron, and attend the presentation of the PDSA Gold Medal at The Saddlers’ Company, Saddlers’ Hall, as patron, the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA).
– The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a Memorial Service at All Saints Church, Poplar, London to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the bombing of Upper North Street School, now Mayflower Primary School, before visiting the school itself.
– The Prince of Wales will open the new Valentin Education Farm at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire.
– Prince Harry will open Chatham House Stavros Niarchis Foundation Floor, 10 St James’s Square.
– The Earl of Wessex and The Countess of Wessex will hold the 30th Anniversary World Fellowship dinner at Windsor Castle, as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and The Countess of Wessex and Global Ambassador of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award; plus a Mapping the Future Meeting for the organisation.
– The Princess Royal will attend The Queen’s Birthday Party at the Anglo-German Club in Hamburg; as well as a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Eventing in Luhmuhlen at Luhmuhlen Showground, Westergellersen, in her role as patron of the Luhmuhlen Horse Trials.
– The Duchess of Gloucester will visit Newton Prep School to mark the 25th Anniversary, London.
– The Duke of Kent will visit the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridge, as President Of The Board Of Trustees.
– The Duke of Edinburgh will host the Senior Colonels’ Conference and dinner at Buckingham Palace as the Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. The Duke of Kent and Earl of Wessex will attend as Colonel of the Scots Guards and Royal Honorary Colonel of The London Regiment, respectively.
– The Duchess of Cornwall will attend the live broadcast of the final of BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words creative writing competition at The Tower of London.
– The Duchess of Cambridge, patron of the 1851 Trust, will attend the Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing Roadshow at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, London.
– The Queen will take the Salute at The Queen’s Birthday Parade, joined by Prince Philip, at Horse Guards Parade (aka Trooping the Colour). Her Majesty will then take the Salute at a fly past of Royal Air Force aircraft from the Balcony of Buckingham Palace with her extended family.