2 December 2013 - 08:00
The Royal Week – Monday 2nd December


Royal Diary Reporter
Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen visits The Palace of Westminster on Friday.

Monday 2nd December

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh is attending the Coal Trade Benevolent Association’s Annual Festival Dinner at London’s Copthorne Tara Hotel on Monday. The Duke is Patron of Association, a registered charity that helps people who worked in the coal trade and industries associated with coal.

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra is supporting her charity, The Oracle Cancer Trust, at a Christmas Concert at St John’s, Smith Square, London.

Tuesday 3rd December

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is visiting Bedfordshire on Tuesday. At Bedford’s The Higgins Art Gallery and Museum, The Prince is meeting local artists and lacemakers. His Royal Highness will also learn about a project to regenerate the High Street. Prince Charles also visits St Paul’s Church where he is meeting community groups preparing for Bedford’s Christmas Tree Festival.

At Tempsford, The Prince of Wales is visiting the local RAF base to unveil a memorial to honour the women who flew out of RAF Tempsford during the Second World War to help resistance movements in occupied Europe. His Royal Highness is also visits Tempsford’s Wheatsheaf public house to meet relatives of service personnel and other members of the local community.

Prince Charles is also visiting Jordan’s Mill near Biggleswade. During the visit The Prince will meet staff, see samples of produce and tour the flour mill before attending a meeting with local business leaders.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall is attending ICAP Group’s Charity Day in London on Tuesday. ICAP, a leading financial market operator, donates all of its revenues and commissions to charity for one day each year.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits Wellington Barracks in London on Tuesday. The Princess is attending the Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust Advent Service at the Guards’ Chapel followed by a reception at the Officers’ Mess.

On Tuesday Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester is attending a Christmas Carol Service in the Parish Church of St George in Mayfair, London, as Royal Colonel of 7th Battalion The Rifles. The Duchess is also hosting an event at St. James’s Palace for her charity The Lullaby Trust. The Trust helps bereaved families and anyone affected by a sudden infant death.

Wednesday 4th December

The Prince of Wales is attending an event in London celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) on Wednesday. At Lancaster House His Royal Highness will meet DEC supporters, volunteers and aid workers.

The Prince of Wales is attending an English Heritage dinner in Hampstead on Wednesday evening. English Heritage works to protect and promote historic sites in England. It is an organisation sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The Duchess of Cornwall is hosting an event at Clarence House on Wednesday to celebrate 20 years of the National Literacy Trust. The Trust works to raise literacy levels everywhere in the UK. Her Royal Highness is Patron.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge is visiting Westway Sports Centre in North Kensington, London on Wednesday. The Duke will see a Coach Core apprentice training session, funded by the Royal Foundation Prince William created with The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The Princess Royal is in Windsor on Wednesday. As Colonel of The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons), The Princess is attending a Household Cavalry Regiment Medals Parade and Freedom March. Later Her Royal Highness is hosting a dinner at Windsor Castle for The Jubilee Woods Project.

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His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent visits Buckinghamshire on Wednesday. As a Fellow of The Royal Society, The Duke is attending a seminar “Long-Term Potentiation: Enhancing Neuroscience for 40 Years” at Chicheley Hall.

Thursday 5th December

The Duchess of Cornwall is visiting St Leonards on Sea on Thursday. The Duchess is Patron of Emmaus UK, a charity that supports the homeless. Her Royal Highness will see how Emmaus works in Hastings and Rother.

On Thursday evening Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are attending the UK film premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex is at Windsor Castle on Thursday. Prince Edward is hosting a Christmas Concert and dinner at The Castle for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation.

The Princess Royal is in Kent, Manchester and London on Thursday. Her Royal Highness is opening The Royal Greenwich Equestrian Centre in Welling, Kent; attending the College of Emergency Medicine’s Annual Diploma Ceremony in London; hosting a reception at Buckingham Palace for Animal Health Trust; and is attending The Co-operative Charity Ball at Event City in Manchester as President of the Carers Trust.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are hosting a Christmas Party for the Not Forgotten Association, a charity that supports injured service personnel, at St James’s Palace on Thursday. The Duchess is also attending a carol concert at St. Andrew Holborn for the Association for all Speech Impaired Children.

The Duke of Kent visits Hampshire on Thursday. His Royal Highness is presenting The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation to De La Rue plc, a company that makes secure payment and cash handling systems. The Duke is also visiting supplier of clinical equipment Chas A. Blatchford & Sons Limited.

Friday 6th December

Her Majesty The Queen is visiting Westminster Hall in the Palace of Westminster on Friday. Her Majesty will view the Diamond Jubilee stained glass window, which Members of Parliament presented to The Queen in March 2012.

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex is visiting Warwickshire on Friday. As Patron of The Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations, The Countess is attending The Sainsburys Farming Conference at Stoneleigh Park.

On Friday The Duke of Gloucester is attending an event in London to commemorate the presentation of a Royal Charter to the Association of Building Engineers.

Saturday 7th December

The Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are attending The British Military Tournament at Earls Court in London on Saturday. The Tournament raises money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

Sunday 8th December

The Duke of Cambridge is attending the British Military Tournament at Earls Court in London on Sunday.

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