The Queen and Prince Philip entertain Permanent Secretaries on Monday.
Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh are entertaining government Permanent Secretaries on Monday. Permanent Secretaries are the most senior civil servants, responsible for running departments and accountable to ministers. His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester is also joining The Queen at the reception.
On Monday His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is in the West of England. As Patron of The Prince’s Countryside Fund, His Royal Highness is visiting the Sherston Old School Community Interest Company in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. In Gloucestershire, The Prince is visiting Cirencester’s new Rural Innovation Centre. Later, The Duchess of Cornwall joins The Prince to see The Royal Variety Performance at London’s Palladium Theatre.
The Duke of Gloucester is unveiling a commemorative plaque on Monday to honour King George Tupou V of Tonga. The plaque is at 25 Cleveland Square, London, where the King lived from 1961 until 1970.
The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge are visiting the Zoological Society of London on Tuesday. Their Royal Highnesses are attending a meeting of the United for Wildlife Collaboration. The Duke of Cambridge is also attending Centrepoint’s Winter Whites Gala at Kensington Palace on Tuesday. Prince William is their Patron.
His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex visits the West of England on Tuesday. In Bristol, The Earl is opening the Bristol Technology Engineering Academy and the new Gorilla Enclosure at Bristol Zoo Gardens. In Gloucestershire Prince Edward is visiting Stroud’s Door Youth Project and manufacturing company Renishaws Plc in Wotton Under Edge.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits Fort William, Inverness on Tuesday. As Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands, Princess Anne is visiting West Highland College and The Nevis Centre.
The Duke of Gloucester is chairing a panel of judges on Tuesday for the British Expertise International Awards. His Royal Highness is President of British Expertise, an organisation that helps British companies work internationally. The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of British companies around the world.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent visits Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire on Tuesday. The Duke will see the Tudorville and District Community Centre and visit Haigh Engineering Company Ltd and Weston-under-Penyard Church of England Primary School.
The Earl of Wessex is holding a meeting of Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Trustees at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, while The Countess of Wessex is visiting the London College of Fashion. Her Royal Highness is Patron of the college.
The Princess Royal is attending events in London on Wednesday. As Chancellor of the University of London, Her Royal Highness is attending Foundation Day at Senate House. The Princess is also attending a ‘Making Restorative Justice Work’ Seminar as Patron of the Restorative Justice Council.
The Duke of Gloucester is launching Wellesley House School’s ‘Hungry for History’ campaign at London’s East India Club. The campaign is part of a nationwide initiative for all schools to instill a love of history in their students.
The Duchess of Gloucester is attending a reception at The Porchester Hall in London for charity Hope For Youth. Her Royal Highness is Chief Patron of Hope For Youth in Northern Ireland, a charity that helps fund projects across communities in Northern Ireland to enhance the lives of disadvantaged young people.
Prince Philip is awarding Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards at Buckingham Palace on Thursday. His Royal Highness is also hosting a lunch at the Palace for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Princess Anne, Patron of the Royal National Children’s Foundation, is attending the Foundation’s Annual Conference in London on Thursday. The Foundation is formed of the former Royal Wanstead Children’s Foundation and the former Joint Educational Trust. It supports vulnerable children and young people in boarding and prep day schools around the United Kingdom.
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are attending a service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the 60th year of the National Churches Trust. His Royal Highness is Vice Patron of The Trust, which works to support and protect church buildings of historic, architectural and community value.
The Duke of Gloucester is also attending the annual concert of the Friends of St. Clement Danes on Thursday. St. Clement Danes is a Royal Air Force Church in London. The Duke is Patron-in-Chief of the Friends of the Church.
The Queen and Prince Philip are in Windsor on Friday. Her Majesty and The Duke are visiting the Windsor Guildhall for the dedication of two stained glass windows, commissioned by the Royal Albert Institute Trust for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Duke of Cambridge visits Birmingham on Friday. The Duke is visiting St Basils at Small Heath, an organisation that works to prevent youth homelessness. His Royal Highness will meet staff and young residents and tour the facilities. Prince William is also touring the new Library of Birmingham. While at the Library, The Prince will hear a poetry recital, participate in a children’s reading group and meet young entrepreneurs who use the Library. The Duke’s itinerary also includes a visit to Summerfield Community Centre and South and City College Birmingham. His Royal Highness will meet representatives from organisations that have promoted a united community following urban unrest in 2005 and 2011.
On Saturday The Princess Royal is in Newbury for the 57th Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury Racecourse.
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