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Royal diary: upcoming royal engagements: 30 September – 6th October

by Victoria Howard

This week the royal tour of southern Africa draws to a close, while the Cambridges prepare for their visit to Pakistan. Charles and Camilla return to work in Scotland, while Princess Anne is hosting engagements at home!

30th September:

– The Duke of Sussex will fly to Liwonde National Park, Malawi, to pay tribute to guardsman Mathew Talbot, who lost his life on an anti-poaching patrol.

– The Earl of Wessex, patron of British Ski and Snowboard Ltd., will attend a Dinner at Coutts, London.

– The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester will visit Stable Life, Dryden Farm, Ashkirk, Selkirk; Queen’s House, Kelso, Roxburghshire; and Marchmont House, Duns, Berwickshire.

UK in holy see

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester will perform a number of engagements. (UK in Holy See)

1st October:

– The Duke of Sussex will visit the Mauwa Health Centre in Malawi, before heading back to South Africa to meet his wife and son in Johannesburg.

– The Duchess of Sussex will attend a roundtable discussion with the Association of Commonwealth Universities in Johannesburg, and visit a local school to meet a charity that tackles sexual violence in schools.

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, will undertake solo engagements in Johannesburg. (Mark Tantrum/ GG NZ)

– The Countess of Wessex will visit Blackpool, heading to The Grand Theatre, Blackpool Tower, and N-Vision, Princess Alexandra Home.

2nd October:

– The Duke of Rothesay (Prince Charles) will visit W M Donald, a family run construction and civil engineering business, to open their new headquarters in Netherley, Stonehaven. Joined by Camilla, The Duchess of Rothesay, they will visit Stonehaven town centre and visit three local businesses: Charles McHardy Butchers, Giulianotti Ice Cream and Vintage Sweet Shop and Graingers Deli, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.

– The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a special event at the Aga Khan Centre, hosted by The Aga Khan, ahead of their trip to Pakistan in the middle of October.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are preparing for their visit to Pakistan. Picture by i-Images

– Prince Harry and Meghan will meet with young inspirational young South Africans in Johannesburg communities, and also meet Graca Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela. The Duke and Duchess will meet with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife, Dr Tshepo Motsepe, before flying back to London that evening.

– The Earl of Wessex, Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award will hold a lunch at Buckingham Palace, and a dinner at Windsor Castle.

– The Countess of Wessex, Chairman of the Women in Business Committee for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, will visit McLaren Technology Centre, Woking; and Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to see the Eye Clinic Liaison Services there as Global Ambassador of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

The Countess of Wessex has a variety of engagements this week. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images

– The Princess Royal will be in Scotland. First she will visit Flannan Isles Memorial, Exhibition and Former Keepers’ Shore Station, Breasclete, Isle of Lewis, and she will hold a dinner at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, as
Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh.

– The Duke of Gloucester, President of the Lutyens Trust, will attend a reception at the Royal Institute of British Architects, Marylebone, London.

3rd October:

– The Duke of Cambridge will officially open Keble College’s new graduate building, the H B Allen Centre, at Oxford University.

The Duke of Cambridge is heading to Oxford. Picture by ROTA / i-Images

– The Countess of Wessex, Honorary President of Linking Environment And Farming Education will visit Lockerley Estate, Romsey, Hampshire, as well as Brendoncare Alton, as patron of The Brendoncare Foundation. As President of Breast Cancer Haven Guardians, Sophie will hold a reception.

– The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands, will attend the Perth College Graduation Ceremony at Perth Concert Hall.

– The Duke of Gloucester will present The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation, to Prometheus Medical Limited, Hope under Dinmore, Herefordshire. Prince Richard will also visit AW Engineering (Hereford) Limited.

4th October:

– The Princess Royal, Guardian of Give Them A Sporting Chance, will hold a Management Board Meeting at her home in Gatcombe Park, Gloucesteshire. She will also hold a Management Team Meeting there as Guardian of The Chaffinch Trust.

Princess Anne is hosting meetings at her home of Gatcombe Park this week. (Church of Scotland)

5th October:

– The Earl of Wessex, patron of the Haddo House Choral and Operatic Society, will attend a Concert at Haddo House, Methlick, Ellon.

– The Princess Royal will unveil a Stone Memorial at St. Ann’s Church, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth,, and attend a Service to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the loss of HMS ROYAL OAK at HMS EXCELLENT there.

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