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The Royal Week – Monday 8th July

The Earl of Wessex entertains the Australian branch of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Buckingham Palace on Monday.

The Earl of Wessex entertains the Australian branch of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Buckingham Palace on Monday.

Today His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex is holding a dinner at Buckingham Palace for the Australian branch of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The Earl is Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Foundation.

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex is attending the world’s largest flower show, the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in Surrey. Set in 34 acres, the show is a mixture of hands-on events, show gardens, floral displays and country crafts. Last year the show included 600 exhibitors.

Today The Princess Royal is visiting Ross-shire. Her Royal Highness is opening the Skiff World Championships in Ullapool, a week-long rowing event with competitors from around the world competing on Loch Broom. The Princess Royal is also visiting Glencarron Diamond Wood at Achnasheen, as Patron of The Jubilee Woods Project. Her Royal Highness will plant a tree in the wood to mark the anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation. The Jubilee Woods Project has planted six million trees in 5,000 hectares to honour The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Duke of Gloucester visits Derbyshire today. His Royal Highness will see the Livestock Market at the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell and visit the town centre. In Matlock, the Duke will visit the Tramway Museum Society, of which His Royal Highness is Patron.

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are hosting a reception in the gardens of Clarence House today for supporters of the Elephant Family, a charity working to save the Asian elephant from extinction in the wild.

The Earl of Wessex is chairing the Annual General Meeting of the Sport and Recreation Alliance at St. James’s Palace today. His Royal Highness is President of the Alliance, the umbrella organisation for UK governing and representative bodies of sport and recreation.

Today The Princess Royal visits Ross-shire, Dumfries and Argyllshire. Her Royal Highness is opening the Lochside Arena at Isle of Lewis, Ross-shire; unveiling a sculpture commissioned for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee by The Peoples Project at St. Michael’s Church in Dumfries; and visiting the Argyll Group at Baravullin Beag, Benderloch, as President of the Riding for the Disabled Association.

The Earl of Wessex is opening The Hereford Academy today. The Academy specialises in Science, Health and Sport for 11-19 year-olds. His Royal Highness is also holding two Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award Ceremonies at St. James’s Palace.

The Countess of Wessex visits Essex today. Her Royal Highness is touring the Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary in Ingatestone to celebrate their 30th year. The Countess is also opening the Columbus School and College in Chelmsford.

The Princess Royal is in London today. Her Royal Highness is hosting receptions for her charities The Animal Health Trust and Tenovus at Buckingham Palace. Animal Health Trust researchers and clinicians look for ways to diagnose, prevent and where possible cure animal diseases. The trust runs referral clinics for horses, dogs and cats and offers diagnostic services to vets. Tenovus is a cancer charity that offers support, advice and treatment for patients. It supplies information on cancer prevention and funding for research. The Princess is also attending the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education’s Community Learning Innovation Fund Seminar at The Abbey Centre.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent is visiting Devon today. The Duke is opening the new joint cadet centre for the Army Cadets and Air Cadets at Newton Abbot; visiting SRA Developments Limited at Ashburton; and touring the Flybe Training Academy at Exeter International Airport.

Today The Princess Royal is opening Key Worker Housing at 2-6 Moreton Street, London. Her Royal Highness is also attending a Fishmongers’ Company meeting at Fishmongers Hall in London and an event for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People in Buckinghamshire.

The Duke of Gloucester is attending a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey today to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

Hereford welcomes The Earl of Wessex again today. The itinerary of His Royal Highness includes Hinton Community Centre, the Kindle Centre, KGD Industrial Services Limited and The Oval at Newton Farm.

The Princess Royal is attending the oldest rowing race in the world today – Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager Rowing Race on the River Thames. The race has been held every year since 1715 and is organised by The Fishmongers Company.

As Patron of Parkinson’s UK, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester is attending The Mervyn Peake Awards at The Merchant Taylor’s Hall in London today. The awards celebrate the creative talents of people with Parkinson’s.

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