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Updated: Royal Diary: 16th-22nd June

16 June 2014

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a Service for the Order of the Garter at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Royal Central takes an in-depth look at the Order of Garter here: Queen set to lead Order of the Garter service at Windsor Castle.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra will attend a Service for the Order of the Garter at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.

17 June 2014

The Earl of Wessex will hold a Reception for the UK-Caribbean Forum at St. James’s Palace, London.

The Princess Royal, Court Assistant, The Fishmongers’ Company, will attend a meeting of the General Court in the Fishmongers’ Hall, followed by the Election Day Service at St. Magnus the Martyr and a Luncheon at the Fishmongers’ Hall, London.

The Company’s hall in the City of London is called Fishmongers’ Hall. The earliest documented existence of the hall was in 1310. A new hall was given to the company in 1434; but the Great Fire of 1666 destroyed the hall along with 43 others. A replacement was built in 1671 but disassembled in 1827 when the construction of the London Bridge began. The present hall was built in 1834. Suffering severe bomb damage from the Blitz during World War II, it was restored in and reopened in 1951.

Princess Alexandra,Patron, The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, will attend the Inaugural Presentation of the PDSA Order of Merit at The Honourable Artillery Company, Armoury House, City Road, London.

18 June 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Bletchley Park, where she will view the restored building and tour the WWII code-breaking huts.

The Princess Royal, Patron, Transaid, will attend the 125th Anniversary Dinner of Freight Transport Association at the Mansion House, London.

The Duke of Kent, Joint Patron, Anglo-Jordanian Society, will attend a Dinner in London.

19 June 2014

The Duchess of Gloucester, President, will attend a Reception at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

The Duke of Kent, Royal Fellow, The Royal Academy of Engineering, will attend the Annual Soiree and Exhibition at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Business Park in Coventry, Warwickshire.

20 June 2014

The Princess Royal will open The Scottish Government’s Scottish Crime Campus in North Lanarkshire.

The Princess Royal, Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, will attend the Triennial Conference at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow. Princess Anne will also will open The Scottish Government’s Scottish Crime Campus in North Lanarkshire.

Princess Alexandra, President, Sightsavers, will attend The World Bank River Blindness 40th Anniversary Summit in Washington D.C.

21 June 2014

The Earl of Wessex, Master, The Worshipful Company of Gardeners, will attend a Garden Party at Capel Manor Gardens in Enfield, Middlesex. The Worshipful Company of Gardeners is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. It had its beginnings in the middle of the 14th Century and received its Royal Charter in 1605. Although no longer a regulatory organisation for produce sales in London, it is now a charitable foundation. It takes part in a ceremonial role as it gifts bouquets to the Queen and Princesses upon their wedding, anniversary, or other similar occasions.

The Earl of Wessex, Patron, The Orpheus Centre Trust, will attend a Gala Charity Concert at Trevereux Manor in Oxted, Surrey.

The Princess Royal will attend a Freedom of the City Parade upon the occasion of the 350th Anniversary of the Royal Marines and a service to dedicate a chapel to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines in Exeter, Devon.

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