Royal diary: upcoming royal engagements 25-31st March

This week will see plenty of engagements from The Earl of Wessex, his wife Sophie and his sister Anne as they take on the majority of domestic duties. Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall will finish their lengthy tour, including making an historic visit to Cuba.

Charles and Camilla will be the first British Royals to visit Cuba (Clarence House)

25th March:

– The Earl of Wessex will visit Heriot-Watt University’s Dubai campus. Edward will attend a Gold Award Ceremony at GEMS Wellington International School as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation. In that role, The Queen’s youngest son will also attend a Round Table at Dubai’s British Embassy.

– The Princess Royal, Patron of the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, will pay a visit to the South Hams Bureau in Devon. In her capacity as Patron of Catch 22, Anne will visit the Brunel Academy. Anne will also be at the South West and and South Central Divison of the National Probation Service as Patron of the Butler Trust.

26th March:

– The Countess of Wessex, Patron of Leeds Children’s Hospital, will open its new Cardiac Hybrid Suite and a Children’s MRI Scanner. Sophie will also attend the Chief Nursing Officer Symposium in Lichfield in her capacity as Colonel-in-Chief of Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps.

The Countess of Wessex also has a busy week ahead (Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images)

– Princess Anne will attend a reception at Bothwell Parish Church, South Lanarkshire, as Patron of Scotland’s Churches Trust. The Princess Royal will also visit the Autism Resources Coordination Hub in Hamilton.

27th March:

– The Countess of Wessex will be at London’s Prospero House for the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium Year Five Meeting as Vice-Patron of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.

– The Princess Royal, President of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, will attend the Presidential Dinner at London’s Fishmongers’ Hall. As Patron of Victim Support, Anne will also pay a visit to the National Inbound Call Centre in South Glamorgan.

28th March: 

– The Queen will be in Somerset to officially open The Queen Elizabeth Music School in Bruton. The Sovereign will also visit the Hauser & Wirth Gallery and then Manor Farm Stables.

– The Duchess of Cambridge will visit UK Scouting at Gilwell Park to mark the site’s 100th anniversary year and to learn more about the new pilot which will bring Scouting to younger children.

The Duchess of Cambridge will visit UK Scouting’s Gilwell Park (Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images)

– The Countess of Wessex, Global Ambassador of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, will attend a reception for Orbis UK at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall. Sophie will also be at St James’s Palace for the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium in her role as Vice-Patron of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.

– Princess Anne will attend a reception as Royal Patron of the College of Paediatrics and Child Health. The Queen’s only daughter will chair a Council of Management meeting and open the new offices of the Animal Health Trust in Suffolk; Anne is President of the Trust.

29th March:

– The Earl of Wessex will be in attendance at the Final of the Seventh Windsor Festival International String Competition at Windsor Castle in his role as Patron of the Windsor Festival.

– The Princess Royal will open new factory facilities at Le Mark Group Ltd. in Houghton. Anne, Colonel of The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons) will attend a dinner at Combermere Barracks for the 50th anniversary of The Blues and Royals Amalgamation. Princess Anne will also pay a visit to the Life Sciences Laboratory at LGC Group Ltd. and Stainless Metalcraft Ltd.

Princess Anne has a full schedule this week, including a visit to Scotland (ROTA / i-Images )

30th March:

– The Duke of Gloucester, Patron of the London Chorus, will attend a performance of St. Matthew Passion at the city’s Southwark Cathedral.

31st March:

– The Countess of Wessex will attend the Checkatrade Cup Final at Wembley Stadium in her capacity as Patron of the Foundation of Light.

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