29 April 2013 - 08:00
The Royal Week – Monday 29th April


Royal Diary Reporter

The Duchess of Cambridge is visiting Naomi House Children’s Hospice in Hampshire. Her Royal Highness is touring the Hospice’s facilities, meeting children, families, staff and volunteers. The charity cares for children and young people in Southern England with life-limiting conditions.

The Earl of Wessex is in Cornwall. His Royal Highness is visiting Tremough Campus in Penryn, where he will will tour the Academy of Innovation and Research and the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute. The Campus is used and managed jointly by University College Falmouth and the University of Exeter in Cornwall, an arrangement thought to be unique in the United Kingdom. Prince Edward is also visiting Hall for Cornwall, a Truro theatre of which he is Patron; and opening Ruthvoes affordable work and live development at St. Columb.

The Countess of Wessex is visiting her sponsor ship HMS Daring at Her Majesty’s Naval Base at Portsmouth. Her Royal Highness will go to sea in the Type 45 destroyer, which was designed for anti-missile and anti-aircraft warfare.

The Princess Royal is in London. Her Royal Highness is opening the London School of Economics and Political Science Building at Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The Princess is also launching The Royal College of Anaesthetists e-Learning DVD for the Developing World at Churchill House and hosting a dinner for The Royal National Children’s Foundation at St. James’s Palace.

The Duke of Gloucester is visiting the Gorch Fock, a tall ship owned by the German Navy, at West India Quay in London.

The President of the United Arab Emirates is making a State Visit to the United Kingdom. Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh are welcoming Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to Windsor Castle, where he will stay until 1st May. The Earl of Wessex will join The Queen and Prince Philip for a State Lunch with the President at the Castle.

The Princess Royal is visiting Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. The Princess is naming a new inshore lifeboat at Caister Lifeboat Station; opening a new classroom block at East Norfolk Sixth Form College; and is opening the Louise Hamilton Palliative Care Centre at James Paget Hospital.

The Duke of Gloucester is attending a dinner for the Richard III Society at HM Tower of London. The Duke is Patron of the Society, which researches the life and times of the King.

The Duke of Edinburgh is visiting Catterick in Yorkshire to present operational medals to 1 Battalion of Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Prince Philip is Colonel-in-Chief of the Corps.

The Prince of Wales is hosting a reception at Clarence House to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Samaritans. His Royal Highness is Patron of the charity, which offers compassion and support to people with feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

The Countess of Wessex is visiting Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. In Aylesbury, the Countess is opening the new Chilterns Multiple Sclerosis Centre. The Centre was originally established as a charity in 1982 and gives advice and support to people with multiple sclerosis, as well as their families and carers. In St. Albans, Her Royal Highness is visiting Highfield Park. The Park was created on the former grounds of two mental health hospitals and includes an important wildlife area and cemetery. The Countess of Wessex is also visiting Earthworks in St. Albans, a charity that offers horticultural work experience and training for people with learning difficulties and mental health problems.

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The Princess Royal is visiting Fife. Her Royal Highness is Patron of The Royal College of Midwives, and is visiting the Maternity Unit at Victoria Hospital. The Princess is also Patron of Scotland’s Churches Trust, and is attending a meeting of the Trust at Dunfermline Abbey. The Princess Royal is marking the centenary of the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust with a visit to Pittencrieff Park. The trust aims to improve the lives and wellbeing of people throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland by influencing public policy and demonstrating innovative practice.

The Duke of Kent is visiting Ireland, the first visit by a member of the Royal Family since the Queen’s successful visit in 2011. The Duke is President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is visiting 
Glasnevin Cemetery and Kilmainham Churchyard in Dublin.

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh are visiting the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court in Surrey. The Centre is for injured service personnel and aims to bring patients with physical disabilities and post-traumatic stress disorder back to full health.

The Prince of Wales is presenting the inaugural Craft Skills Awards at Glaziers’ Hall in London. The awards celebrate excellence in teaching and developing the skills of the craftsperson and others.

The Duchess of Cornwall is in Middlesbrough to attend the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign Celebration at Centre Square. Her Royal Highness is Patron of the National Literacy Trust, a charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK.

The Earl of Wessex is visiting Glasgow. The Earl is attending a lunch for the Worshipful Company of Coopers at Trades House. The Worshipful Company of Coopers is trustee of six principal charities and a social and charitable enterprise that focusses on the ancient craft of cask making. Prince Edward is also visiting Bearsden Academy in his role as Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Kibble Safe Centre in Paisley, a secure unit for children and young people who need a safe and controlled environment to stop them harming themselves or others.

The Countess of Wessex is hosting a reception for the Haven Wessex Appeal in her capacity as President of the Breast Cancer Haven Guardians.

The Princess Royal is working in London. At Buckingham Palace Her Royal Highness is holding a reception for The Carers Trust and will host the 2013 Prince Philip Medal Presentation 2013 for the City and Guilds of London Institute. Princess Anne, who is President of The Royal British Legion Women’s Section, is also attending a President’s Luncheon at Saddlers Hall. Later The Princess is attending the 2012 Whitley Awards Ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society. Her Royal Highness is Patron of The Whitley Fund for Nature, a charity that gives awards and grants to outstanding nature conservationists around the world.

The Duke of Kent’s Commonwealth War Graves Commission duties in Ireland are continuing with visits to Dean’s Grange Cemetery and Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin and Curragh Military Cemetery in County Kildare.

The Prince of Wales is visiting the Poundbury development in Dorset today. Prince Charles is calling at The Buttercross to meet local residents celebrating the 20th anniversary of Poundbury. His Royal Highness is also opening Cambridge Court, and will meet staff and residents. Poundbury is a pioneering Duchy of Cornwall project that implements The Prince’s vision and principles for urban development.

In Ireland, The Duke of Kent is visiting lifeboat stations in his role as President of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. His Royal Highness will visit Tramore Lifeboat Station and Helvick Head Lifeboat Station in County Waterford and  Youghal Lifeboat Station in County Cork.



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