22 April 2013 - 08:00
The Royal Week – Monday 22 April


Royal Diary Reporter

Tuesday
The Duke of Edinburgh is in Berkshire. His Royal Highness is visiting Sandhurst and Bray, where he is attending the Annual Dinner of the Bray Fellowship. The Duke is a Senior Fellow of this exclusive fellowship which was formed to support the College of St George, which consists of St George’s School, St George’s House, the Military Knights of Windsor, the Chapter Library, Archives and the Choir of St George’s Chapel.

The Duchess of Cornwall is in London. Her Royal Highness is hosting The Big Lunch Community Awards at Clarence House. The Duchess is Patron of The Big Lunch, a project which promotes community and friendship by bringing neighbours together for an annual lunch. The Duchess of Cornwall is also hosting a tea to celebrate the fifth anniversary of First Story, a charity that supports literacy and creativity in schools.

The Countess of Wessex is visiting Devon. In Plymouth, Her Royal Highness is attending the annual conference of the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland. The Association is a womens’ organisation that promotes friendship, personal service and international understanding, raising thousands of pounds for a charity every year. The Countess is also opening the Royal Eye Infirmary in Plymouth and visiting the Garden House at Buckland Monachorum in Yelverton.

The Princess Royal is visiting North West England. In Bolton, Her Royal Highness is opening Bolton One Health, Leisure and Research Centre and the Centre of Excellence at The Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation. In Cheshire, The Princess is opening Hyde Community College. Her Royal Highness is travelling to Oxfordshire in the evening for an Air Force Board Dinner at Royal Air Force Brize Norton. The Princess is Honorary Air Commodore of the RAF station.

The Duke of Gloucester is attending a reception for the 78 Derngate Northampton Trust at the House of Commons in London. 78 Derngate is an award-winning historic house in Northampton.

The Duke of Kent is visiting Oxford to open new buildings at Pembroke College. His Royal Highness is also visiting the Watlington and District Care Home in his role as Patron of the Watlington Hospital Charitable Trust.

Wednesday
The Duke of Edinburgh is visiting Durham. His Royal Highness is opening the garden at Langley Park Primary School and visiting Glendene School and Community Arts College.

The Duchess of Cornwall is launching a school initiative called ‘Bring Home the Harvest – A Harvest Lottery for schools’ at Godolphin Junior School in Slough, West Berkshire.  The initiative is part of British Food Fortnight, an annual event to promote food initiatives, projects and events.

The Duchess of Cambridge is visiting the National Portrait Gallery for an event celebrating the work of The Art Room charity. The Art Room aims to help children with emotional and behavioural difficulties by using art as therapy. Her Royal Highness is patron of the charity and gallery.

The Countess of Wessex is in Merseyside. In Liverpool, Her Royal Highness is visiting Aintree Davenhill Primary School and attending an event for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The Countess is also visiting Whiston Hospital in Prescot.

The Princess Royal is visiting Staffordshire to see Lichfield’s newly restored Beacon Park. Her Royal Highness is meeting people who worked on the project and will tour the Museum Gardens, recreation grounds, a new play area and a community gardening facility. The Princess is also rededicating a statue of King Edward VII.

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In London, Princess Anne is attending a Lodge Meeting of The Law Society. The Society represents solicitors in England and Wales and The Princess holds the title of Companion Ratling, Grand Order of Lady Ratlings. Later, Her Royal Highness is attending The Worshipful Company of Carmen’s Joint Services Awards Dinner at Plaisterers Hall. Her Royal Highness is Past Master of The Worshipful Company of Carmen, a fellowship of historic and modern guilds that raises money for the deserving and disadvantaged.

The Duke of Gloucester is carrying out duties in London in his role as Vice Patron of the National Churches Trust. The Duke is visiting St John of Jerusalem, Memorial Community Church and St John on Bethnal Green.

Thursday
Prince Harry is in Nottingham. His Royal Highness is visiting the charity Headway to open their new headquarters, Bradbury House. Headway aims to help and support people affected by brain injury. The Prince is also visiting Russell Youth Club to meet youth workers and the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, where he is opening the Notts TV Institute. Students will help to launch Notts TV, a station dedicated to Nottinghamshire.

The Earl of Wessex is visiting Surrey to see young performers from South West London at an event for the charity Creative Youth. Prince Edward is President of Creative Youth, which celebrates the achievements of young people in the arts every year with the International Youth Arts Festival.

The Princess Royal is attending The Honourable Artillery Company’s Recruits’ Pass Out Parade at Wellington Barracks in London. Her Royal Highness is Commandant-in-Chief of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps). The Princess Royal is also visiting Sussex. The Princess is Patron of The Wooden Spoon Society and is opening the Wooden Spoon Pavilion at Ferring Country Centre. Her Royal Highness is also visiting the Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust in Worthing.

The Duke of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent will commemorate Anzac Day in London. The Duke of Gloucester is Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps, and is attending a Wreath Laying Service at the Cenotaph, Whitehall. The Duke of Kent is attending the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the New Zealand Memorial at Hyde Park Corner. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, honouring members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who gave their lives for their country.

The Duke of Kent is also attending the Annual Investiture of Grand Chapter, at Freemasons’ Hall in London. His Royal Highness is Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. Freemasons do local charitable work and raise money for regional and national causes.

The Duchess of Gloucester is in Swindon. Her Royal Highness is visiting Uplands School and St. Francis Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School.

Friday
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are attending the inauguration of Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden. Films have been made at Leavesden since 1994 and famous titles include the Harry Potter series. The site now occupied by Warner Bros. was originally an aircraft factory and an important resource during the Second World War.

Saturday
The Duke of Edinburgh is in Canada. Prince Philip is Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Canadian Regiment and he is presenting new Colours to 3rd Battalion in Toronto.

The Princess Royal is attending a Centenary Lunch for the English Lacrosse Association at Richmond Athletic Ground, Greater London. Her Royal Highness is Patron of the Association, which governs the sport in England.

Princess Alexandra is attending the HemiHelp Children Helping Children Tenth Anniversary Concert at Cadogan Hall in London and a dinner at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Princess Alexandra is Royal Patron of HemiHelp, a charity that supports people with hemiplegia.



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