Royal diary: upcoming engagements 27th November – 3rd December

27th November:

The Prince of Wales will visit Damers First School in Poundbury, Dorset, to meet staff, students and parents, and learn about their sustainability programmes and officially open the new school. He will also visit Loop Technology at its eponymous centre in the town, and visit Bowes Lyon Court Retirement Living to officially open the new centre and meet residents and staff.

The Earl of Wessex, Commodore in Chief, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, will attend the Tidespring Service of Dedication at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard.

The Duchess of Gloucester will attend the Asthma UK Gift Fair at the Hurlingham Club, Fulham, as their patron.

Prince William will visit Finland this week. Picture by i-Images

The Duke of Gloucester will attend the Britain-Australia Society Dinner at The Museum of the Order of St John, Clerkenwell, London.

The Duke of Kent will hold a Lunch for The Dresden Trust at Buckingham Palace, as their royal patron.

Princess Alexandra, Deputy President of the British Red Cross Society, will attend the Christmas Market Preview Night at Guildhall, London.

28th November:

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Joint Patrons of The Watercolour World, will visit The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent to see how the project will create a digital collection of pre-1900 watercolours from around the world. Charles is to visit nearby Bethesda Chapel to hear more about efforts to restore the chapel which dates back to 1797 and the local Prince’s Trust, to meet beneficiaries and supporters of the charity. Lastly, Prince Charles will visit Middleport Pottery to see the newly opened Clay College, open the original workers’ Bath House and see the recently restored steam engine which used to power the factory as patron of The United Kingdom Heritage Building Preservation Trust.

The Duchess of Cornwall, patron of The National Literacy Trust, will visit Stoke City Football Club to meet over two hundred local school children taking part in reading activities.

The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Foundling Museum, London.

The Earl of Wessex, Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, will attend a Trustees Dinner at The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge.

The Princess Royal, patron of Citizens Advice Scotland, will visit Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Citizens Advice Bureau, and the Muirfield Centre, Lanarkshire; she will also attend the Employment and Skills Convention Scotland at the Studio Glasgow as patron of the Learning and Work Institute. Princess Anne will also hold a Dinner at The Palace of Holyroodhouse as Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester will attend a Reception to mark the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Theatre Royal in Glasgow, followed by a Performance of La Traviata. The Duchess is patron of the Scottish Opera. They will also visit the National Piping Centre in Glasgow.

29th November:

The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Robin Hood Primary School, Kingston, to celebrate 10 years of the Royal Horticultural Society Campaign for School Gardening.

The Duke of Cambridge will begin his visit to Finland, and be received by the President of the Republic of Finland at the Presidential Palace, Helsinki. Prince William will attend a reception to celebrate the scientific, educational and cultural links between the United Kingdom and Finland at the British Embassy and attend a Dinner given by the President at Mäntyniemi, Helsinki.

The Earl of Wessex will attend a Reception at St James’s Palace for young people who have reached the Gold Standard in the DofE Award.

The Countess of Wessex will visit Park House School, Newbury and visit Coral Reef Waterworld, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell.

The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, will open McEwan Hall, and open St. Cecilia’s Concert Hall and Music Museum, in Edinburgh. She will also open the Emilienne Moreau-Evrard Room of the French Consulate General. Princess Anne will also attend a Service to commemorate the Centenary of the Scottish Women’s Hospital Movement in St Giles Cathedral in the city. As Vice Patron of the British Horse Society, she will hold a Dinner to mark the 70th Anniversary at Buckingham Palace.

The Duke of Gloucester will attend the Gift of Sight Fair, in aid of the St. John Eye Hospital, Jerusalem, at Chelsea Old Town Hall, London. With The Duchess of Gloucester he will attend the Trustees Dinner at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London as their royal patron.

The Duke of Kent, Honorary Fellow, will present The Royal Society of Literature Giles St. Aubyn Awards for Non-Fiction, 50 Albemarle Street, London.

30th November:

The Queen will visit Chichester Festival Theatre, and visit Canine Partners National Training Centre in Heyshott, Midhurst, West Sussex.

The Duke of Cambridge will attend Slush at Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre; visit the Christmas market at Esplanadi Park; attend a Lunch at City Hall, Helsinki, Finland to celebrate Helsinki’s young leaders; and visit the Finnish Defence Forces at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Helsinki, Finland.

The Countess of Wessex, patron of the National Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and Patron of The National Autistic Society will attend a Dinner at The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London. Sophie will also visit HM Prison Downview as patron of the London College of Fashion. She will also hold an Afternoon Tea at Buckingham Palace as Patron of the Scar Free Foundation.

The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of Trustees of The Prince Philip Trust Fund for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, will chair a Trustees’ Meeting and afterwards attend a Dinner at Victoria Barracks, Windsor.
The Countess of Wessex

The Princess Royal, President of World Horse Welfare, will attend a Conference at the Royal Geographical Society, London. As Colonel of The Blues and Royals, she will attend a Reception to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Household Cavalry Museum, London and as President of RedR UK, will attend a Reception at the Grange Wellington Hotel.

The Duke of Gloucester, President of British Expertise International, will chair the panel of judges for the British Expertise International Awards at 23 Grafton Street, London.

The Duke of Kent, Colonel-in-Chief, will visit 1st Battalion of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Mooltan Barracks, Wiltshire.

1st December:

The Princess Royal, patron of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, will open the Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency Catering Project at the Bracton Centre, Dartford, Kent, as well as opening AC Goatham and Son’s new cold storage facility and packhouse in Rochester, and opening the Copper Rivet Distillery in Chatham. As patron of the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, Princess Anne will open the new Bureau at Swanley Centre, Kent.

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