4 November 2013 - 08:00
The Royal Week – Monday 4th November


Royal Diary Reporter

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Monday 4th November

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Edinburgh and The Princess Royal are in London for The Royal Academy of Engineering’s New Fellows’ Dinner. The Duke and Princess are Senior and Royal Fellowes of the Academy respectively.

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex is attending the Explorers’ Reception at The Travellers Club in London. The club was established in 1819 by Lord Castlereagh so gentlemen who travelled overseas could entertain distinguished foreign visitors.

Tuesday 5th November

Her Majesty The Queen welcomes Her Excellency Park Geun‑hye, President of the Republic of South Korea, to the United Kingdom. The President will stay at Buckingham Palace as a guest of Her Majesty until Thursday.

The Earl of Wessex visits Westminster Abbey today to attend a Dedication Service for a new organ in the Lady Chapel.

Today The Princess Royal is opening University Square Stratford in her role as Chancellor of the University of London.

Wednesday 6th November

Today Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Edinburgh, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal and The Duke of Kent attend the Senior Serving and Retired Officers’ Briefing at London’s Army and Navy Club.

The Princess Royal is also attending The British School of Osteopathy’s Conferment and Awards Ceremony at Westminster’s Central Hall. Founded in 1917, the school is the oldest and largest organization to teach osteopathy in the UK. Her Royal Highness is Patron.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester visits Wiltshire today. As Deputy Colonel in Chief of Adjutant General’s Corps, The Duchess is attending a Homecoming and Medal Parade at Jellalabad Barracks, Tidworth.

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra is attending a concert at the Barbican Centre in London as Patron of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity.

Thursday 7th November

Today The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry are attending Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance opening service, after which Their Royal Highnesses will tour the field and meet members of The Royal British Legion. Prince Philip also attends an event at Royal Air Force Northolt as Honorary Air Commodore of the base.

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Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are meeting London Poppy Day supporters at Kensington Palace. Prince William is also visiting The Royal Marsden hospital in Chelsea as President of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. The Duke is touring the Wolfson Surgical Suite and is observing parts of a pioneering bladder surgery and a breast reconstruction.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex visit Bath today. Their Royal Highnesses are attending a ceremony to install Prince Edward as Chancellor of the University of Bath, after which His Royal Highness will award Honorary Degrees at a service in Bath Abbey.

The Princess Royal visits Morayshire today. Her Royal Highness is carrying out engagements for her charities Riding for the Disabled Association and Give Them A Sporting Chance. The Princess is also presenting The Queen’s Award for International Trade to Speymalt Whisky Distributors Limited in Moray. Princess Anne travels to London later in the day to attend Livability’s annual awards ceremony and the United Kingdom Equestrian Awards Dinner, which she attends as President of the Animal Health Trust.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester is in London for a Richard III Society lecture and dinner. The Duke is Patron of the Society, which aims to promote research into the life and times of King Richard III.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent is visiting Lancashire. The Duke’s itinerary includes Preston where His Royal Highness is unveiling the refurbished Memorial Monument in the City Centre; Simonstone to open a new Research and Development building at Fort Vale Engineering Limited; Burnley to open Burnley Fire Station; and Nelson to open the newly refurbished manufacturing site of acdc Lighting.

Friday 8th November

In London today The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are opening Queen Elizabeth House, the headquarters of national armed forces charity SSAFA. The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families Association started in 1885 and has supported service personnel and their families ever since.

The Countess of Wessex is in Berkshire for the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations Conference. Her Royal Highness is Patron of the Association.

The Princess Royal is visiting Lancashire today. As President of Save The Children UK, The Princess is visiting charity shops at Garstang and Fulwood. In Blackpool, Her Royal Highness is visiting Streetlife, a shelter that offers support for young people.

Saturday 9th November

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh are attending the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Members of the Royal Family including Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra will join Her Majesty.

The Duke of Cambridge visits Cardiff today for the Autumn International rugby match between Wales and South Africa at the Millennium Stadium. The Duke is Vice Patron of Welsh Rugby Union and presents the Prince William Cup to the winner of the match.

Sunday 10th November

Her Majesty The Queen will lead the nation in remembering those who sacrificed their lives for the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth nations at the annual Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, London. Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal and The Dukes of Cambridge, York and Kent are all expected to lay wreaths at the Cenotaph, while other members of the Royal Family watch from the balcony of the Foreign Office.

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