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The Royal Diary: 5th-9th May

6 May 2014

EIIROn Tuesday, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh travel to Essex to attend a Service at Chelmsford Cathedral to mark the Diocese’s centenary year. The Royal couple will then visit Felsted School to commemorate its 450th year.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex will visit Berkshire on Tuesday as they will open the Building the Future ‘Our House’ Community Centre for Disabled Children, Charles House Annex. Edward and Sophie as Founders of The Wessex Youth Trust will then visit Ufton Court Educational Trust. The Royal couple will then visit the Meteorology Department at Reading University.

The Earl of Wessex will visit Cawood Scientific Limited and make a stop at Content Guru Limited whilst his wife will launch the Joggy Bear Franchise at Creativity in Sport and visit Wings South West during their day in Berkshire.

The Princess Royal will make a stop in Devon on Tuesday at Wings South West and the North Devon Homes Estate Regeneration Project. Anne will then stop at the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners Royal Benevolent Society to mark their 175th Anniversary. The Princess Royal is patron of the society that began with Queen Victoria as their first patron. The last stop in the day will see the Princess attend a Dedication Ceremony of the Diamond Jubilee Fountain at the Visitor’s Centre in Devon.

The Duke of Kent President, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, will visit Lifeboat Stations in Northumberland.

Princess Alexandra, Vice-Patron, will attend the Final Concert of the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

7 May 2014

Her Majesty, Patron of the Newspaper Press Fund, and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a reception to mark the 150th anniversary of the Journalists’ Charity at Stationers’ Hall in London.

The Duke of Edinburgh Patron of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award will hold a reception to celebrate The Earl of Wessex’s Birthday, at Buckingham Palace.

The Earl of Wessex,Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Patron, The London Mozart Players Wessex will attend a Concert and Banquet at Buckingham Palace with The Countess of Wessex.

Patron of the British Wheelchair Basketball, The Countess of Wessex will attend the National Schools Inclusive Zone Basketball Finals at the University of Worcester Arena in Worcester. Sophie will also make a stop will visit Aspire Living in Herefordshire.

Patron, Women’s Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust, The Princess Royal will attend the 72nd Annual General Meeting and Reception, Princess Royal Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy, HM Naval Base in Hampshire. The Princess became Commandant of the WRNS in 1974 and accepted the invitation to become President of the Trust. Later Princess Anne as Patron of Voluntary Service Overseas, will hold a Dinner at St. James’s Palace in London.

Member of St. George’s Chapel Advisory Committee, The Duke of Gloucester will attend a College and Chapel of St. George’s Fabric Advisory Committee Meeting at Windsor Castle.

The Duchess of Gloucester as Royal Patron will visit office of Prostate Cancer UK at The Counting House in London.

Royal Patron of the Florence Nightingale Foundation, Princess Alexandra will attend a Commemoration Service at Westminster Abbey.

8 May 2014

The Duke of Edinburgh Patron of The Duke of Edinburgh Award will attend Receptions for young people who have reached the Gold Standard in his namesake award at St. James’s Palace.

Honorary Patron, Association of Marshall Scholars, The Prince of Wales will attend a reception to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of The Marshall Scholarships at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

The Duchess of Cornwall Honorary Air Commodore, will visit Royal Air Force Leeming to officially open the new Station Medical Centre, RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire. The Duchess will later travel to Staffordshire to attend Defence Medical Services Whittington’s Families Day and a Dedication Ceremony to mark the relocation of the Defence Medical Services Training Group to DMS Whittington, Whittington Barracks. Camilla has been Commodore-in-Chief, Royal Naval Medical Services since 2006.

The Earl of Wessex as Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation will attend the Trustees’ Dinner at The Stafford London.

Royal Colonel, The Countess of Wessex will visit the Fifth Battalion The Rifles during their training exercise on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.

The Princess Royal will undertake a busy day of visits in London on Thursday. Patron, The Whitley Fund for Nature, will attend the Whitley Awards Ceremony 2014 at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Anne, who is Chancellor of the University of London, will visit the Institute of Education London Knowledge Lab on the occasion of its 10th Anniversary.

Also on Thursday, she will present The Princess Royal Award 2013 at Buckingham Palace to the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers of whom she is President. The Princess will also attend the new Campaign Forum at The Caledonian Club in London as she is Patron of Columba 1400. Columba 1400 works with young people from challenging backgrounds and to help them transform their lives and help those around them.

9 May 2014

The Queen as Sovereign Head of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, will attend a Service of the Order in Westminster Abbey. This is the first time since 2006 Her Majesty will be in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a lunch on board Queen Mary 2. The Duke will lead celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of the Queen Mary 2 becoming the Cunard flagship.

Patron of Three Counties Agricultural Society, The Princess Royal will attend the Royal Horticultural Society Malvern Spring Festival at Three Counties Showground in Worcestershire.

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