1 July 2013 - 09:00
The Royal Week – Monday 1st July

  
  Royal Diary Reporter
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The Palace of Holyroodhouse, where The Queen will be staying this week.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, where The Queen will be staying this week.

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are in Wales. Their Royal Highnesses are visiting the Dylan Thomas Boat House, a museum dedicated to author Dylan Thomas and set in his last home. During the visit The Prince, Patron of the Dylan Thomas 100 Festival, and The Duchess will meet museum staff and school children. The Prince of Wales is also visiting the Llandovery Work Hub, Wales’s first rural work hub. As President of Prime Cymru, His Royal Highness is meeting members of the Llandovery Development Partnership and representatives of the local council during the visit. Prince Charles is also visiting Dyfed Powys Police Headquarters at Llangunnor in Carmarthen to present Long Service medals and meet recipients’ families.

The Duchess of Cornwall, as Patron of The Public Catalogue Foundation, is visiting Gomer Press at Llandysul, Ceredigion, to meet staff and see the publishing production process. Gomer Press is Wales’s largest independent publishing house. Her Royal Highness is also hosting a tea party for children and families from the charity Dreams and Wishes at Llwynywermod, the Welsh home of the Prince and Duchess. Dreams and Wishes supports seriously ill young people.

Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex are attending a dinner at Mansion House in London, where the Earl will be installed as a Master of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners. Prince Edward is already an Honorary Liveryman of the organisation, which supports good causes and promotes the art and practice of good gardening.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal is attending Marylebone Cricket Club’s Charter Day at Lords Cricket Ground in London. Her Majesty The Queen agreed to grant a Royal Charter to the club last year, which comes into effect today. The Charter enables the Club to hold assets in its own name. Until today Marylebone Cricket Club was an unincorporated association and its assets were held by a custodian trustee. The Princess is also attending the 2013 Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards today as their guest of honour. At Cheltenham Racecourse, Her Royal Highness will see a celebration of local food and drink suppliers, recognising their contribution to the food and drinks industry and the local economy.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent is attending the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, London today. The Duke is President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

Her Majesty The Queen is in Edinburgh this week. Today Her Majesty is holding a garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex. The Earl is also attending an event for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Edinburgh.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s engagements in Wales continue. Their Royal Highnesses are visiting Rhug Chapel and Rhug Estate Farm Shop in Corwen, Denbighshire and touring Pistyll Church in Pistyll, Pwllheli. Prince Charles is also opening the Llwyn Isaf Anaerobic Digestion plant at lynnog Fawr near Caernarfon.

The Countess of Wessex is visiting the Vale School in London as Patron of The London Children’s Flower Society. Her Royal Highness is also attending The Worshipful Company of Glovers’ Livery Lunch at Fishmongers’ Hall in London.

Today The Princess Royal is visiting Warwickshire and Northamptonshire as well as carrying out engagements in London. In Warwickshire Her Royal Highness is visiting the Stratford upon Avon and District Citizens Advice Bureau to celebrate its 40th year as Patron of Citizens Advice. In Northamptonshire, Her Royal Highness is visiting Kettering General Hospital for the launch of the College of Occupational Therapists 2013-18 Strategic Plan. Her Royal Highness is Patron of the College. In London, Princess Anne is attending a reception for The Worshipful Company of Farriers at The Royal Mews and hosting a garden party at Buckingham Palace for her charity, The Not Forgotten Association. The Association gives entertainment and recreation opportunities for injured or sick service and ex-service personnel and women with disabilities.

The Duke of Kent is attending a Royal Choral Society performance today. His Royal Highness, President of the Society, will see Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’ at the Barbican in London.

Her Majesty The Queen is visiting the Borders region today.

Today The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are visiting the set of the BBC’s science fiction drama Doctor Who at Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff. Their Royal Highnesses will meet members of the cast and production team. The Prince of Wales is also touring the new Prince’s Trust Cymru headquarters in Cardiff; visiting the Farmers’ Co-operative Shop in Treharris; and meeting staff and pupils at Ebbw Fawr Learning Community to launch Teach First in Wales. The Prince is Patron of Teach First, a charity that trains and supports people with leadership potential to become inspirational teachers in schools in low income communities. The Duchess of Cornwall’s itinerary includes a visit to an Emmaus charity shop, Porthcawl, Bridgend. Her Royal Highness is Patron of Emmaus UK, a charity that helps homeless people with accommodation and work. This evening Their Royal Highnesses are hosting a Welsh Folk Evening at their home Llwynywermod in Dyfed.

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex is holding two Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Award Ceremonies at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

The Countess of Wessex is visiting Twickenham in Middlesex for a Corps of Army Music concert. Her Royal Highness is Colonel-in-Chief of the Corps of Army Music, who provide military music for the British Army at state, military and ceremonial events.

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The Princess Royal is marking the 50th anniversary of the Clyde Tunnel today with a visit to Glasgow. Her Majesty The Queen opened the tunnel on this day in 1963. Princess Anne is also opening North Highland College Equestrian Centre at Halkirk, Caithness.

The Duchess of Gloucester is attending a service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London today. Her Royal Highness is Patron of Friends of St. Paul’s Cathedral, an organisation that gives financial support to the Cathedral.

Today The Duke of Kent is again attending the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.

Today The Queen is visiting her regiment, the Royal Regiment of Scotland at Dreghorn Barracks in Edinburgh. As their Colonel-in-Chief, Her Majesty is presenting a Pipe Banner to the Regiment, a ceremonial flag that is attached to the bagpipes at State events.

The Duchess of Cornwall is visiting Swansea today. Her Royal Highness will meet staff and customers at the Swansea LASA Credit Union branch and staff, users and supporters of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre at Swansea’s Singleton Hospital.

The Earl of Wessex is visiting Rosyth Dockyard in Dunfermline to see HMS Queen Elizabeth. The vessel is named in honour of Elizabeth I and is the largest class of ship built for the Royal Navy. HMS Queen Elizabeth will start sea trials in 2017. His Royal Highness is also visiting Strathallan School in Perth to see the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland’s summer rehearsals. The Earl is Patron of National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, an organisation that introduces musical experiences to young people in Scotland through workshops in primary and secondary schools.

The Princess Royal is visiting Orkney today. Her Royal Highness is opening the Swimming Pool at Pickaquoy Sports Centre; touring Orkney Riding Centre as President of the Riding for the Disabled Association and Patron of The United Kingdom Pony Club; opening Stromness Primary School; and visiting the refurbished Gable End Theatre. In Edinburgh, Princess Anne is also attending The Royal Scots Club’s 90th anniversary celebrations and Beat Retreat at Queen Street Gardens. The Princess is Patron of The Royal Scots Club, a historic hotel and club founded in 1919 to honour of those who gave their lives in the First World War.

The Duke of Gloucester is attending the Painting and Decorating Association’s 25th Anniversary Premier Trophy Awards at Plaisterers’ Hall in London. The awards recognise the achievements of apprentice painters and decorators.

Her Majesty The Queen is visiting the Thistle Foundation at Wighton House in Edinburgh to mark its 70th year. The Foundation supports people in Scotland with disabilities and health conditions. The Queen is also attending a service at the Robin Chapel in Edinburgh to mark its 60th anniversary.

Today The Prince of Wales is visiting Coed Darcy, a regeneration project in South Wales. As President of The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, His Royal Highness is touring the development and meeting students. The Prince is also visiting Bridgend as Patron of Pub is the Hub, an organisation that offers advice and support to licensees, rural pubs and community services. His Royal Highness will meet members of the local historical society, lifeguards, community groups and local residents during a visit to the Prince of Wales Inn at Kenfig.

Today The Duke of Kent is attending the Ladies Finals Day of the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon. As President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, His Royal Highness presents the trophy to the winner.

The Earl of Wessex is in Wiltshire today as Patron of the Fovant Badges Society, a voluntary organisation that maintains the regimental badges that were carved into the chalk downs above the village of Fovant by regimental soldiers on their way to the Great War. There will be a Drumhead Service that His Royal Highness attends.

The Duke of Gloucester is visiting Derbyshire today. His Royal Highness is visiting Chatsworth House in Bakewell, the historical home of Their Graces The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The Duke of Gloucester is also attending the Buxton Festival’s Gala Opera Concert at the Buxton Opera House.

The Duke of Kent is attending the Men’s Finals Day of the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon today and will present the trophy to the winner.







Rich Carter

, Royal Diary Reporter

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