15 July 2013 - 08:00
The Royal Week – Monday 15th July


Royal Diary Reporter
HM The Queen will mark 50 years of Community Service Volunteers at St. James's Palace today.

HM The Queen will mark 50 years of Community Service Volunteers at St. James’s Palace today.

Her Majesty The Queen is hosting a reception at St. James’s Palace today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Community Service Volunteers.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are visiting Bude in Cornwall today. Their Royal Highnesses will see the town centre and Bude Castle. At Bude Quay the royal couple will meet community groups including the Bude Surf Life Saving Club, young sea kayakers and the RNLI. The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are also visiting Stratton Community Hospital to commemorate its restoration and refurbishment. Their Royal Highnesses will unveil a plaque, tour the building and meet patients and staff. The Duke and Duchess are also holding a reception at the Duchy Nursery in Lostwithiel to celebrate 40 years of the Cornwall Crafts Association.

The Duchess of Cornwall is also visiting St Austell in Cornwall to see Children’s Hospice South West’s ‘Little Harbour’ Hospice. Her Royal Highness will tour the facilities and meet children and their families, before unveiling a plaque to commemorate the visit. The Duchess is also meeting supporters of the charity at a reception.

The Princess Royal is in Pembrokeshire. Her Royal Highness is visiting the 14th Signal Regiment of The Royal Corps of Signals at Cawdor Barracks, Haverfordwest. The Princess is Colonel-in-Chief of The Signals.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester is visiting Royal Air Force Odiham in Hampshire. As Honorary Air Commodore, The Duke is presenting Operation Herrick Medals for those who served in Afghanistan. Operation Herrick is the British code name for military operations in the country.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit Brixham in Devon today, where Their Royal Highnesses are meeting fishermen and members of the local community. The Prince is also attending a ‘Fishing Into The Future’ workshop, organised by the International Sustainability Unit and SeaFish. His Royal Highness founded The Prince’s International Sustainability Unit Marine programme, and will address delegates at the event in Brixham. The Duchess of Cornwall is also visiting Exeter to open new accommodation for young adult men – Cornwall House, and see the visual impairment charity the WESC Foundation, of which she is Patron.

The Princess Royal is visiting Hampshire today. Her Royal Highness is opening Havant Public Service Plaza, the home of a partnership of councils and community organisations. The Princess is also visiting The Mary Rose Museum at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth, where Her Royal Highness is attending a reception to mark 100 years of the Naval Review.

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are in Gloucestershire. The royal couple are visiting the Environment Agency at Riversmeet House in Tewkesbury. The Environment Agency delivers the government’s environmental policies in England and is responsible for flood prevention and management. The Duke’s itinerary also includes Severn Trent Water Treatment Works in Tewkesbury; the Gloucester Civic Trust Community Heritage Project at St Michaels Tower in Gloucester; and the Painswick Community Library at The Town Hall, Painswick. The Duchess is visiting St James City Farm in Gloucester to mark its 15th anniversary and the Butterfly Garden at Bamfurlong Lane, Cheltenham.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent is visiting Essex. As President of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, The Duke is officially opening the new Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Station at Southend Pier. His Royal Highness is also visiting the new Cultural Centre on the Pier.

Her Majesty The Queen is visiting Cumbria today.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates her birthday today.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates her birthday today.

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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates her 66th birthday today. The Duke and Duchess are visiting Lostwithiel in Cornwall, where they are meeting local people and schoolchildren. The Duchess is being greeted by the Lostwithiel Town Band, who will play ‘Happy Birthday’ and present Her Royal Highness with a cake. The Duchess is visiting the Lostwithiel Drill Hall to meet representatives of her charities, Shelterbox, the Cornwall Air Ambulance and the Cornwall Community Foundation, which celebrates its tenth anniversary.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are also reopening the restored Duchy Palace in Lostwithiel. Their Royal Highnesses are unveiling a plaque, touring the Palace and meeting those who worked on the restoration. The Grade I listed Palace was built by Edmund Earl of Cornwall in 1292, and used by the first Duke of Cornwall in 1337. It became a Freemasons’ temple in 1878 and remained such until The Prince’s Regeneration Trust bought the property in 2009 to save it from dereliction.

In London, The Princess Royal is attending The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Annual Awards Dinner at The Boiler House, Battersea Power Station. Her Royal Highness is Royal Fellow of the Academy.

In Peterborough, The Duke of Gloucester is opening Eastrea Village Hall and Ormiston Bushfield Academy. His Royal Highness is also attending the Association of Draiange Authorities Demonstration at Cross Guns Pumping Station, North Level Internal Drainage Board.

The Duke of Kent is attending a ceremonial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral today for The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George. His Royal Highness is Grand Master of the Order, founded by The Prince Regent (later George IV) in 1818.  The Order of St Michael and St George is often awarded to people who have served the United Kingdom and The Commonwealth abroad.

The Queen is visiting Lord’s Cricket Ground in London today. Her Majesty will see the Test Match between England and Australia.

The Duke of Kent is attending the University of Surrey’s First Degree Ceremonies at Guildford Cathedral in Surrey today. His Royal Highness is Chancellor of the University.

The Princess Royal is attending World Horse Welfare Day at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire today. The Princess is President of World Horse Welfare, a world-wide charity that improves the lives of horses by care, education and campaigns.

The Duke of Kent is visiting the Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force Fairford in Gloucestershire today, as Patron of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. The Trust promotes the Air Force, supports serving personnel and encourages young people to get involved with aviation.

The Princess Royal is in Gloucestershire today to open a new suite in the Dementia Unit at Horsfall House as Patron of Minchinhampton Centre for the Elderly Limited.



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