Royal diary: upcoming engagements 16-22nd April

This week is busy for the Royal Family, with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, plus other engagements. The Earl of Wessex finally returns from Australia.

Prince Charles and The Queen have plenty to do this week at CHOGM. i-images

16th April:

– The Duke of Cambridge is to attend a ‘Welcome to the UK’ reception at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.

– Prince Harry will officially open the Commonwealth Youth Forum at London’s Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, as president of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

– The Duke of York will attend The Inaugural Meeting of Commonwealth Scientific Advisers and Equivalents at The Royal Society and host Pitch@Palace Commonwealth 1.0 at St. James’s Palace.

– The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, will attend a reception for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Award at Queensland Government Offices, Brisbane; visit Brisbane Grammar School, Spring Hill, Brisbane, in celebration of their 150th anniversary; and attend a dinner at Magill Estate, Adelaide.

– The Countess of Wessex, Vice-Patron of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust will attend a reception at Tower Bridge, London. Sophie will also hold a meeting at Buckingham Palace as patron of The Scar Free Foundation.

– The Princess Royal, Appeal Patron of The Woolf Institute, will open their new building in Cambridge. She will also attend 21st anniversary celebrations of the Farmland Museum, Denny Abbey, Cambridge.

17th April:

– The Prince of Wales will meet civil society representatives at the People’s Forum, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London. Prince Charles will be joined by The Duchess of Cornwall to attend the Big Commonwealth Lunch at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, too.

– Prince William will also be at the Conference Centre for a joint session of the Commonwealth Business and Youth Forums.

– The Earl of Wessex will visit HOOPS 4 Life Basketball in Adelaide; attend a World Fellows Lunch at Seppeltsfield Winery; visit Twelve25 Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre; will attend a reception and dinner at Government House, Adelaide.

– The Countess of Wessex, Global Ambassador of 100 Women in Finance and Chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Women’s Network Forum, will attend The Vote 100 Women in Business Summit at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensignton, London. Sophie will also attend a dinner at Fishmongers Hall, London Bridge.

– The Duke of Kent, Colonel of the Scots Guards will hold a dinner at The Queen’s Guard Officers’ Mess, St. James’s Palace for the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers.

18th April:

– The Prince of Wales will attend a reception at the closing session of the Commonwealth Business Forum, Guildhall, London, and give the Keynote address at the ‘Malaria No More’ Summit at 8 Northumberland Avenue, joined by The Duke of York. Prince Charles will also host a Prince’s Trust International CHOGM Reception at St. James’s Palace.

– The Duchess of Cornwall will attend a roundtable meeting and the closing session of Women’s Forum at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.

– Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will attend a reception at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, where the couple will be joined by delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum.

– The Duke of York will receive the Prime Ministers of Trinidad and Tobago; Vanuatu; Papua New Guinea; Mozambique; Singapore; and Cameroon for Commonwealth Audiences at Buckingham Palace. Prince Andrew will also attend a Malaria Lunch, Northumberland Avenue and attend the Malaria No More summit with Prince Charles.

– The Earl of Wessex will attend a Meeting at Commissioner for Children and Young People, Wakefield House, Adelaide; will visit Prince Alfred College for their 150th anniversary; attend a reception at Adelaide Town Hall; visit Zoos South Australia and attend a reception for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the DofE Award there.

– The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Logistic Corps, will attend their 25th Anniversary Parade at the Army Training Centre, Working, Surrey and a dinner at Headquarters Officers’ Mess.

– The Duchess of Gloucester will attend the National Crimebeat Annual Awards at the Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury, London.

– Princess Alexandra, patron of Ben – Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund, will open Phase 2 at Lynwood Retirement Village, Ascot, Berkshire.

19th April:

– The Queen will host the opening of CHOGM at Buckingham Palace; this will be attended by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Prince Harry, and The Duke of York, as well as the state dinner.

– Prince Charles will also attend a reception for new Heads of Government at Buckingham Palace, hosted by The Queen.

– Prince Harry will be joined by Meghan for the CHOGM Women’s Empowerment reception, held at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London.

– The Duke of York will receive the Prime Minister of Samoa at Buckingham Palace 

20th April:

– The Earl of Wessex, patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation will attend the Commonwealth Games Federation Sports Breakfast Meeting; and attend the Commonwealth Canopy Initiative at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

21st April:

– The Queen will attend a concert at the Royal Albert Hall; she will be joined by members of her family.

– The Princess Royal will attend First World War centenary commemorations in Zeebrugge, Belgium.

22nd April:

– The Queen will start the 2018 London Marathon from the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle

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