Royal diary: upcoming engagements 24th July – 5th August

As most of the Royal Family take a break from engagements in August, there are far fewer new events to report. This covers the next fortnight.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex will be in Scotland for their summer holiday – but first, some engagements in Edinburgh. Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

24th July:

The Duke of Gloucester will officially open the Alston to Slaggyford extension and HLF development project at South Tynedale Railway, Alston, Cumbria, and visit Cumbria Crystal, The Lakes Glass Centre, Oubas Hill, Ulverston. Prince Richard will also will visit Dalton Community Centre, Dalton-in-Furness.

25th July:

The Prince of Wales, president of The Three Choirs Festival Association, will attend a performance of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, as part of the festival’s week-long celebration of choral and orchestral concerts and events, at Worcester Cathedral.

The Princess Royal, Prime Warden of the Fishmongers’ Company, will attend Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager Rowing Race on the River Thames and attend a luncheon at Fishmongers’ Hall; Anne – as President of Carers Trust – will open renovated Halton Carers Centre in Runcorn, as well as open renovated facilities at Redesmere Sailing Club, Macclesfield as president of Royal Yachting Association.

The Duke of Gloucester is to unveil the National Memorial to the Evacuation, in support of the British Evacuees Association, at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, and as Vice Royal Patron of the Almshouse Association, will open the newly built Lichfield Almshouses at St. John’s Lichfield, St. John Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire. The Duke will open Burton Community Fire Station, Moor Street, Burton upon Trent. He will unveil the Organ Donor Memorial, in support of the Organ Donor Committee, at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, too.

The Duchess of Gloucester will visit West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, visit New Hope, Worcester.

26th July:

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Sandringham Flower Show and will tour the show at Sandringham House, Norfolk. Charles is patron of The Sandringham Estate Cottage Horticultural Society.

27th July:

The Princess Royal will visit RSF Scotland Limited, the Highland Cookhouse, Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty; visit the Muir of Ord Hall and Facilities Company at the Muir Community Hub, Muir of Ord; visit Urray House Care Home, Urray House, and will visit R&I Cruden Limited there, too.

Princess Alexandra will visit the Bedford Citizens Housing Association and open Bedford Charter House and Oak Way House, Bedford.

28th July:

The Princess Royal, President of the UK Fashion and Textile Association, will open a Harris Tweed Dyehouse and Blending Department, Isle of Lewis and Harris, and visit NLV Pharos off the West coast of Scotland, as patron of the Northern Lighthouse Board.

The Duke of Gloucester, patron of the Society of Antiquaries of London, will attend a the Fellows’ Day Reception at Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, Gloucestershire.

29th July:

The Princess Royal will spend a further two days at NLV Pharos.

31st July:

The Princess Royal will visit the offices of Cowes Week Limited at Regatta House, Isle of Wight, and attned a dinner at The Castle, as an Honorary Member of the Royal Yacht Squadron; visit Isle of Wight RDA as the charity’s president. As Admiral of the Royal London Yacht Club, she will attend a reception at The Parade, and Anne – who is Master of the Corporation of Trinity House – will view the work of Trinity House on board THV Galatea.

1st August:

Prince Charles is to visit the Captain’s Galley restaurant, at The Harbour in Scrabster, and visit the Society of Caithness Artists’ Exhibition, Thurso High School, as well as spending time at the John O’Groats Brewery.

The Princess Royal, patron of United Kingdom Sailing Academy (UKSA), will view sailing during Cowes Week, Cowes, Isle of Wight, and view the work of Trinity House on board THV Galatea, as Master of the Corporation of Trinity House.

2nd August:

The Princess Royal, patron of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, will attend a rehearsal at Redford Barracks, Edinburgh.

4th August:

The Earl and Countess of Wessex will attend The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Castle; Prince Edward is Royal Honorary Colonel of the London Scottish Regiment; they will also hold a dinner at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

5th August:

The Earl of Wessex, patron of the Edinburgh International Festival, will attend The Opening Concert at Usher Hall, and hold a dinner at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh.

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Wim van der Laan Tue 25 July, 2017 - 8:38 am

Interesting website, highly informative


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