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The Royal Diary – Monday 18th November

Monday 18th November
The Duke of Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge launches BAFTA’s ‘Give Something Back’ campaign on Monday.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge is visting the headquarters of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) today. As President of BAFTA, Prince William is launching a new campaign called ‘Give Something Back’ which aims to support and encourage young people from all backgrounds to enter the film, television and games industries.

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex is in Windsor to chair a meeting of The Prince Philip Trust Fund for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Founded to coincide with The Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, the Trust supports various charitable causes within the Royal Borough.

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex is hosting a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate 50 years of the BBC science fiction drama Doctor Who. Read more about the Countess of Wessex’s reception.

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra is attending a preview of the British Red Cross Christmas Market at Guildhall. The Princess is Deputy President of the British Red Cross.

Tuesday 19th November

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh are hosting an event at Buckingham Palace today to celebrate contemporary British poetry. His Royal Highness is also opening the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the head office of charity Only Connect in London today. The charity supports ex-offenders and young people at risk of offending. Their Royal Highnesses will meet young people and volunteers while learning more about how Only Connect works with other organisations and charities.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal is in London. The Princess, Patron of The British Nutrition Foundation, is attending the Foundation’s annual prizegiving ceremony at the Royal College of Physicians. Later Princess Anne is hosting a dinner at St. James’s Palace for her charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester is also in London for a lunch at the Royal Thames Yacht Club as Commodore of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester starts a two-day visit to Scotland. The Duchess, Patron of Scottish Opera, is attending a performance of Don Giovanni at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent is attending a reception at London’s Cavalry and Guards Club for the Friends of King Edward VII’s Hospital.

Wednesday 20th November

Today Prince Philip presents The Duke of Edinburgh Prize, an award the British Sub-Aqua Club gives to one of its members for the best underwater scientific project. His Royal Highness is also attending a lunch for The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, of which The Duke is Patron and a life member. The Trust uses scientific research to promote game and wildlife management as an important part of nature conservation.

The Countess of Wessex starts a two-day visit to Hong Kong today. During her visit The Countess will promote The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and the Hong Kong Award for Young People.

The Princess Royal is attending a meeting of the National Olympic Committee in London today. Her Royal Highness is President of the British Olympic Association. Princess Anne is also attending events for her charities the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Hft, an organisation that supports people with learning disabilities and their families.

The Duke of Gloucester visits the West Midlands today. In Birmingham His Royal Highness is opening the RSPCA Animal Centre and Hospital. In Worcester The Duke is visiting the Tudor House Heritage Centre and carrying out duties as Chancellor of the University of Worcester.

The Duchess of Gloucester concludes her visit to Scotland with a tour of the Children’s Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre in Glasgow and an event supporting Elizabeth Finn Care in Edinburgh. Elizabeth Finn Care gives financial support to people in need.

Thursday 21st November

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh are visiting The Shard in London today. The Shard is the tallest building in the Europe Union and The Queen is officially opening ‘The View from The Shard’, the public viewing platforms on floors 68, 69 and 72. Her Majesty and Prince Philip are also visiting nearby Southwark Cathedral to see the Diamond Jubilee stained glass window. Later The Duke is attending The Rifles Regimental Awards Dinner as their Colonel-in-Chief.

The Princess Royal is also carrying out engagements in London. Her Royal Highness is visiting the Battle of the Atlantic Exhibition onboard HQS Wellington as Patron of the Wellington Trust; attending the Royal Yachting Association’s awards, lunch and annual general meeting; and attending the Academy of Medical Sciences Awards Dinner at the Royal Society.

At London’s Priory Church of St John, The Duke of Gloucester is holding an investiture of Knights and Dames the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. Founded in 1831, the Order promotes humanitarian work, particularly ‘for the relief of persons in sickness, distress, suffering or danger, without distinction of race, class or creed’.

Later The Duchess of Gloucester joins The Duke to attend The Rifles Regimental Awards Dinner at The Rifles Officers’ London Club. The Duke and Duchess are Royal Colonels of 6th Battalion The Rifles and 7th Battalion The Rifles respectively. Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra is also attending the event as Royal Colonel of 3rd Battalion The Rifles.

Friday 22nd November

The Duke of Edinburgh is visiting Newbury today to open Cheam School’s new Art, Design and Technology Centre. His Royal Highness is Patron of the Cheam School Association.

The Duke of Cambridge is visiting Sunderland and South Shields today. In Sunderland, The Duke is visiting Centrepoint support centre and accommodation for young people. His Royal Highness is Patron of the charity and is meeting people using the facility to learn more about Centrepoint’s work to end youth homelessness. In South Shields, Prince William is officially opening the Haven Point leisure centre. The Duke’s visit will include a tour of the facilities and a chance to meet local swimmers.

The Duke of Cambridge is also attending a Diana Award ‘Inspire Day’ training workshop. The event aims to give young people skills to change their communities for the better. Prince William will speak to the young people taking part.

The Princess Royal is visiting Newport in Shropshire today to be installed as Chancellor of Harper Adams University at St. Peter’s Church. After the ceremony The Princess is attending a reception at the University.

Saturday 23rd November

The Princess Royal visits Edinburgh today to see the Scotland versus Australia International Rugby Match at Murrayfield Stadium. Her Royal Highness is Patron of Scottish Rugby Union.

Sunday 24th November

The Earl of Wessex is in Glasgow today for the finals of the Scottish International Badminton Championships. The Earl, Patron of Badminton Scotland, is attending the finals at the Emirates International Sports Arena.

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