Royal Diary: upcoming royal engagements 22nd-28th April

This week will see The Duke of Cambridge travel to New Zealand, while his wife attends the ANZAC Service at Westminster Abbey. There are no planned engagements for several royals, including the Sussexes, who are no doubt eagerly awaiting their new arrival, or Charles and Camilla, who are in Scotland on their Easter break. 

23rd April

  • The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester will attend a dinner at London’s Guildhall to mark the 125th anniversary of the City of London Branch of the Royal Society of St. George. Prince Richard is Patron of the St. George’s Society of New York.

24th April

  • The Earl of Wessex will be at Mercers’ Hall in London for Election Court and Lunch in his role as Court Assistant of The Worshipful Company of Fuellers.
  • The Countess of Wessex, as Patron of the British Bobsleigh and Skellington Association, will attend a fundraising dinner in Canary Wharf. Sophie will visit the Station at RAF Wittering in her capacity as Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Wittering. She will also attend a 20th anniversary reception in memory of murdered journalist Jill Dando at the Royal Society.

The Countess of Wessex and her husband both have several engagements this week (Picture by Ben Stevens / i-Images)

  • The Princess Royal will name the UK Fisheries Ship, ‘MV Kirkella’, at Greenwich. As Vice Patron of the British Horse Society, Princess Anne will also attend the Riding School National Championships in Willoughby, Warwickshire.

25th April

  • The Duke of Cambridge will begin a two-day visit to New Zealand; Prince William will visit Auckland and Christchurch to pay tribute to the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack.
  • The Duchess of Cambridge will be in attendance at the ANZAC Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving, held at Westminster Abbey.

Catherine will attend the ANZAC Day service at Westminster Abbey, alongside The Duke of Gloucester (Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images)

  • The Earl of Wessex, as Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, will attend a Business Breakfast at RSM Offices, London.
  • Princess Anne will be in Somerset to open the new UK Hydrographic Office Building.
  • The Duke of Gloucester will attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the New Zealand Memorial, Hyde Park Corner, and will lay a wreath at the ANZAC Memorial at the Cenotaph as Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps. In the same capacity, Richard will also join Catherine at the Westminster Abbey service.
  • The Duke of Kent, First Grand Principal of the Supreme Grand Chapter of England, will preside over the Annual Investiture of the Supreme Grand Chapter at the Freemasons’ Hall, London.

26th April

  • The Duke of Cambridge will continue his visit to New Zealand.

Prince William willl visit New Zealand to commemorate the victims of the Christchurch mosque attack (Kensington Royal)

  • The Earl of Wessex will visit Bede Academy in Blyth and open the Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project Chirdon Head Outdoor Centre in his role as Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

28th April

  • The Duke of Kent, President of the Scout Association, will attend the National Parade of Queen’s Scouts, held at Windsor Castle.


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