His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh is 92 today. The Duke continues his stay at the London Clinic following an exploratory abdominal operation. He is expected to stay in hospital for up to two weeks.
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay is visiting Aberdeen. Camilla will be installed as the eleventh Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen at King’s College, a role dating back to 1860. In her first duty as Chancellor, The Duchess is presenting honorary degrees and meeting staff, students and supporters of the University.
Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex are in London. Prince Edward, a Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Foundation, is attending a World Fellowship Dinner at the Royal Courts of Justice. The World Fellowship is a worldwide group of individuals interested in the development of young people, and was created in 1987 to support the development of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The Countess is attending the 20th Anniversary Dinner of the Craft Guild of Chefs at Grosvenor House Hotel. Her Royal Highness is Patron of the Guild, a professional association for chefs which started in 1965.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal is visiting Harwich, Essex. As Master of The Corporation of Trinity House, Princess Anne will go to sea on the Trinity House Vessel GALATEA and see buoy maintenance. Trinity House is the General Lighthouse Authority for much of the United Kingdom and is responsible for inspecting and auditing over 10,000 navigation aids at ports and offshore structures. Trinity House also marks and disperses wrecks that endanger other vessels.
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay are visiting Dundee. The itinerary of Prince Charles includes Grey Lodge Settlement, publishing company D.C. Thomson & Co and The Prince’s Trust Centre. His Royal Highness is also hosting a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse to mark the 40th Anniversary of Sabhal Mor Ostaig – the Gaelic Language College of the University of the Highlands and Islands. The Duchess is visiting Dundee’s Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre and Ninewells Hospital. In Angus Her Royal Highness is visiting the Black Watch War Memorial as Patron of the War Memorials Trust. Camilla is meeting Trust members, Black Watch veterans and schoolchildren.
The Earl of Wessex is opening the new York Gates at London’s Regent Park. His Royal Highness is also visiting gardens in Hampstead and Muswell Hill as Patron of the London Gardens Society. At Buckingham Palace, The Earl is holding a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Development Committee meeting and hosting a dinner for the London Mozart Players.
The Countess of Wessex is attending a fundraising event for Great Ormond Street Hospital at the Albert Memorial of the West Lawn of Kensington Gardens in London. Great Ormond Street Hospital is a London children’s hospital that is raising money to pay for an ambitious redevelopment scheme.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester is visiting The Palace of Westminster for a reception commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Defence Medical Welfare Service, a charity that supports service men and women and their families. The Duke is also visiting the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore, Middlesex, to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.
The Duchess of Gloucester is in Birmingham to see The Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club as Honorary President of the Lawn Tennis Association and in support of The Tennis Foundation.
The Duke of Kent is attending a Scots Guard Council Meeting today at the Regimental Headquarters, Wellington Barracks, London. His Royal Highness is also visiting Wellington College in Crowthorne, Berkshire, to launch the Waterloo 200 Project.
The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay are visiting the Scottish borders in support of the Campaign for Wool, of which The Duke is Patron. Their Royal Highnesses are visiting Moorbrook Textiles’ Robert Noble Mill in Peebles; the School of Textile and Design at Heriot Watt University in Galashiels; and Johnston’s of Elgin at Eastfield Mills in Hawick. The Campaign for Wool brings farmers, designers, manufacturers and retailers together to promote the benefits and versatility of wool in clothes and furnishings. The Duke of Rothesay is also hosting a reception in support of Breakthrough Breast Cancer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Prince Charles is Patron of the charity, which strives to find the causes of breast cancer and improve detection, diagnosis and treatment.
The Countess of Wessex is visiting Morden College in London today to officially turn on a new fountain installed for Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Countess is also holding a Charities Forum at Buckingham Palace.
The Princess Royal is visiting Yorkshire. Her Royal Highness is opening the Harrogate Citizens Advice Bureau as Patron of The National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux. The Princess is also attending the Annual General Meeting of Townswomen’s Guilds, a women’s group that organises many charitable events nationwide. Later, Princess Anne is travelling to London for the Motorexpo Gala Dinner at Boisdale of Canary Wharf for her charity UK Youth. Bringing together youth groups and associations, UK Youth promotes learning opportunities for young people.
The Duke of Gloucester is visiting Westminster Abbey in London for a Society of Mary and Martha reception. The Christian volunteer group will meet in St Catherine’s Chapel Garden.
The Duke of Kent is visiting Gloucestershire. In Chipping Campden, His Royal Highness is touring Campden BRI, an organisation that carries out research and development for the worldwide food and drinks. At Moreton-in-Marsh, The Duke is calling at Cotek Papers Limited and at Bourton-on-the-Water he is visiting the Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection.
Her Majesty The Queen is taking the salute at Household Division Beating Retreat ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in London today. Originally known as Watch Setting, Beating Retreat originates from the 16th century when it was used to recall patrolling units to their castle.
The Duke of Rothesay continues his duties in Scotland. In Glasgow, The Duke is visiting the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In Edinburgh, His Royal Highness is calling at the Erskine Home and Army Personnel Recovery Centre. At Helensburgh The Duke is visiting Her Majesty’s Navy Base Clyde as an Admiral of the Fleet.
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is visiting Southampton. The Duchess will name Princess Cruises’ new ship ‘Royal Princess’ at Ocean Terminal.
The Earl of Wessex is in the Home Counties today. As Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Prince Edward is visiting the Royal Berkshire Shooting School for a charity clay shoot. The Prince is also attending a Reception celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Young Enterprise at Loseley House in Guildford, Surrey. The charity was founded in 1963 to forge links between schools and industry.
The North West of England welcomes The Countess of Wessex today. In Oldham, Her Royal Highness is visiting the Kingfisher Community Special School and the Super Centre for Women and Children at The Royal Oldham Hospital. The Countess is also visiting Manchester where she will see an orchestra rehearsal and a performance by the Halle Children’s Choir.
The Princess Royal is visiting Hampshire and Kent. In Hampshire, The Princess is attending the Shipping Festival Service at Winchester Cathedral. Her Royal Highness is a Stowaway Member of The Cachalots – The Southampton Master Mariners’ Club. In Kent, Princess Anne is visiting Auto22 Paddock Wood, a social enterprise car servicing and repair business. Auto22 is part of The Princess Royal’s charity Catch 22. The Charity helps people avoid substance abuse and crime by promoting education, training and community work. In Tonbridge, The Princess is attending the Annual Recovery Reception of The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Known as the RSA, the charity is dedicated to finding new solutions and ways of thinking to challenge social problems.
The Duke of Gloucester is carrying out duties in London today as Patron of Heritage of London Trust. His Royal Highness is visiting Crystal Palace Park, the Crystal Palace High Level Station, 549 Lordship Lane, Southwark and West Norwood Cemetery. The Duke is also attending a British Expertise reception at the Palace of Westminster. The Duke is President of British Expertise, a leading private sector organisation for British companies offering professional services internationally.
The Duke of Kent is attending a Senior Colonel’s Conference at Buckingham Palace as Colonel of the Scots Guards. The Duke of Edinburgh was due to chair the event as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.
Today is Trooping The Colour – The Queen’s Birthday Parade at Horseguards Parade in London. Her Majesty The Queen is travelling in procession from Buckingham Palace to the parade ground to take the salute. Her Majesty and other members of The Royal Family are appearing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace where The Queen is taking the Salute at a fly past of Royal Air Force aircraft. Royal Colonels on horseback include The Princess Royal (Colonel of The Blues and Royals) and The Duke of Kent (Colonel of the Scots Guards).
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