9 December 2013 - 08:00
The Royal Week – Monday 9th December


Royal Diary Reporter
Monday 9th December
The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall open Barnardo's new HQ on Tuesday.

The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall open Barnardo’s new HQ on Tuesday.

The Earl of Wessex is at Windsor Castle on Monday, where His Royal Highness is hosting a dinner for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester is attending a charity Christmas carol service in London on Monday. The service, in aid of The Duchess’s charity Missing People, is at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, and will focus on those missing during the festive period and their families.

Tuesday 10th December

Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visit Ilford in Essex on Tuesday. Her Majesty is opening the new headquarters of children’s charity Barnardo’s. The Duchess of Cornwall is President of the charity.

The Earl of Wessex is visiting Bath on Tuesday. His Royal Highness is Chancellor of the University of Bath and is presenting Degrees at the city’s famous Assembly Rooms.

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex is attending a charity carol service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on Tuesday. The Countess attends the Seeing is Believing Carol Service as Patron of Vision 2020: the Right to Sight.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal carries out engagements in London and Dorset on Tuesday. In London, The Princess is attending a carol service and reception as President of The Mission to Seafarers, a charity that cares for seafarers around the world. In Dorset, The Princess Royal visits The Jailhouse Café at Her Majesty’s Prison The Verne at Portland and tours Victoria Education and Sports College and attends the 10th Anniversary of the Carers’ Support Programme in Poole.

On Tuesday His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester is attending the Banister Fletcher Lecture in London. The lecture, named after the architectural historian, is organised by The London Society to discuss various aspects of the history of architecture. The Duke attends as Patron of the Heritage of London Trust.

The Duchess of Gloucester is attending the Annual General Meeting of the Lawn Tennis Association in London on Tuesday. Her Royal Highness is Honorary President of the Association.

On Tuesday His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent is attending a meeting of the Royal Alpha Lodge at London’s Freemasons’ Hall. The Duke is Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England.

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra visits St Christopher’s Hospice in London on Tuesday. The Princess is Patron of the Hospice.

Wednesday 11th December

On Wednesday His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh is attending the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers’ Livery Dinner in London. Prince Philip is a Freeman and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, a historic trade association.

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting the Natural History Museum in London on Wednesday. The Duchess is Patron of the museum and the couple will see a screening of David Attenborough’s 3D film ‘Natural History Museum Alive’.

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The Princess Royal is in London on Wednesday. Her Royal Highness is opening a new office for her charity Victim Support and opening the Blackfriars Settlement Community Centre.

The Duchess of Gloucester is visiting the headquarters of men’s health campaign Movember on Wednesday. The Duchess is Royal Patron of Prostate Cancer UK, a cause supported by Movember.

On Wednesday The Duke of Kent is in Berkshire. The Duke is visiting the Headquarters of Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Maidenhead and engineering company Xtrac Limited.

Thursday 12th December

The Earl of Wessex is at Windsor Castle on Thursday. The Earl is hosting a dinner for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute, of which he is Patron. The institute specialises in marine conservation, science and policy.

The Princess Royal visits Lincolnshire on Thursday. As Patron of Sense -The National Deafblind and Rubella Association, The Princess is opening stables at Spalding.  Princess Anne also visits the Head Office of the Jubilee Woods Project in Grantham and plants the last tree in Diamond Wood at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks. Princess Anne is also opening Chantry House Community Hub in Boston as Patron of The National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux.

On Thursday The Duke of Gloucester is visiting Glasgow. His Royal Highness is opening new offices at 220 High Street; attending a Christmas service of carols and readings at Glasgow Cathedral as Joint President of Cancer Research UK; and attending an event at St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art.

On Friday Princess Alexandra is visiting the Royal Air Force Club in London to present Operation HERRICK Campaign Medals to those who served in Headquarters Joint Force Support in Afghanistan. Her Royal Highness is also attending the New Bridge Foundation Christmas Concert at the Parish Church of St George in London. Her Royal Highness is Patron of the Foundation, which gives offenders the help and support they need to live crime-free lives.

Friday 13th December

The Duke of Edinburgh is hosting a dinner at Frogmore House on Friday for his charity The Outward Bound Trust. The Trust is an educational charity that works with young people outdoors to teach life lessons and survival skills.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is visiting South Wales on Friday. Prince Charles’ itinerary includes Tredegar House near Newport as President of the National Trust and Ewenny Priory in South Glamorgan.

On Friday The Princess Royal is in Gloucestershire to open Stroud Court Community Trust’s West Bank House. The Trust provides homes and support for people with Autism.

Saturday 14th December

On Saturday Princess Alexandra is attending a carol service in Southwark Cathedral, London as Patron of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.

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