27 May 2013 - 08:00
The Royal Week – Monday 27th May


Royal Diary Reporter

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Monday 27th May

The Prince of Wales is visiting Germany. His Royal Highness is attending the Langenburg Forum on Regional Food Security at Baden-Wurttemberg. The forum is hosted by Their Serene Highnesses Prince Philipp and Princess Saskia of Hohenlohe at Langenburg Castle.

Tuesday 28th May

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh is attending the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Merchant Navy School Foundation at Trinity House, London. Prince Philip is President of the Foundation, which was established in 1827 to care for orphans of British Merchants’ Seamen. Today it is a national children’s educational charity. His Royal Highness is also attending the Cutty Sark Preservation Society’s 60th Anniversary celebration at the Cutty Sark. The Duke co-founded the Society which is dedicated to preserving the Clipper, built 1869.

The Duke of Kent is in London, launching the Heroes Project run by Endeavour Training. His Royal Highness is Patron of Endeavour Training, a charity that educates and supports disadvantaged and disaffected young people. The Heroes project focuses on the history of personal and social development in the UK and its relevance in modern society.

Wednesday 29th May

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh are hosting a reception at St. James’s Palace for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to volunteer groups in the UK. Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are also attending the event.

The Queen and Prince Philip are also attending an event commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal is attending the Homecoming Parade of 2 Signal Regiment as Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Corps of Signals. The Regiment are parading at Imphal Barracks, York.

The Duchess of Gloucester is visiting Haringey to reopen the Bruce Castle Park Pavilion Sports and Café. The Lawn Tennis Association (of which the Duchess is Honorary President) and The Tennis Foundation have given the park ‘Beacon’ status as part of the AEGON Parks Tennis programme. The programme aims to improve access to tennis for players of all abilities in parks across Britain. The Duchess of Gloucester is also attending an event for The Anglo-Danish Society’s Scholarship Programme as its Protector. The Danish Embassy in London will host the reception for the Scholarship Programme, which supplements funding for post-graduates wishing to study in Denmark.

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Thursday 30th May

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are hosting a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

The Duke is also attending a discussion dinner at The Institution of Civil Engineers as an Honorary Member of the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers. Founded in 1771, the Society is named after John Smeaton, the first person to call himself a Civil Engineer. The society was designed to bring together engineers, entrepreneurs and lawyers to promote the construction of large public works.

His Royal Highness Prince Harry is attending an event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London for Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge. Prince Harry is Patron of Walking With The Wounded, a charity that funds the re-training and re-education of wounded servicemen and women.

In London, The Princess Royal is attending the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society as its Patron. The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society is a maritime charity that provides nursing care and accommodation for sick, elderly or disabled seafarers. The Princess is also hosting an event at St. James’s Palace as Patron of the Gordonstoun Plus Campaign. Launched in 2001, the campaign raises funds for scholarships, performing arts, music and sport at Gordonstoun School. Former pupils of the school  in Moray, Scotland, include the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, Peter Phillips and Zara Phillips.
The Duke of Kent is visiting Manchester. His Royal Highness will visit the Kellogg’s factory at Trafford Park, where breakfast cereals are made. The factory was damaged by a fire earlier this year involving ducting and an oven which was toasting cereal.

Friday 31st May

Her Majesty The Queen is visiting the King’s Troop at Woolwich Barracks in London. Her Majesty is Captain General of the Troop.

The St. George’s House Annual Lecture is taking place today at Windsor. The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra are all attending. Established in 1978, the lecture develops a subject already under discussion in the House programme of Consultations. This year Dr Jane Goodall DBE is talking about her pioneering study of chimpanzees.

The Princess Royal is visiting Edinburgh. Her Royal Highness is Patron of L’Arche Edinburgh ‘Coming of Age’ Appeal. L’Arche builds communities with people who have learning disabilities and the Princess is visiting a new house at the corner of Restalrig Crescent and Findlay Avenue and the Restalrig Community Hub. Princess Anne is also attending the Victim Support Europe Annual General Meeting and Conference at the Caledonian Hotel. Her Royal Highness is President of Victim Support Scotland, an organisation that supports victims and witnesses of crime.

Sunday 2nd June

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall is in Wiltshire. The Duchess is visiting a garden open day at Middlewick House in Corsham. The open day will raise money for the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust, of which the Duchess is Patron.  As Patron of The Big Lunch, The Duchess of Cornwall is also attending a community Big Lunch event at the Mead Community Primary School in Trowbridge.



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Rich Carter

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