15 April 2013 - 08:00
The Royal Week – Monday 15 April

  
  Royal Diary Reporter
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Monday
HRH The Duke of Gloucester is visiting Royal Air Force Brize Norton in Oxfordshire for a handover ceremony.

Tuesday
HRH The Duke of Rothesay is in Morayshire, Scotland. Prince Charles is opening the Helius CoRDe biomass combined heat and power plant and pot ale evaporator plant and visiting the Glen Grant Distillery to open a bottling plant.

HRH The Earl of Wessex is visiting Crewe to launch the Cheshire Community Foundation at a reception at Bentley Motors. His Royal Highness will also reopen the recently renovated South Cheshire College, meet apprentices at Cheshire East Council and open the Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sports and Arts Broad Street Project.

HRH The Princess Royal is in Kent. Her Royal Highness is opening new Almhouse flats at the New College of Cobham in Gravesend; opening the Affordable Rural Housing Scheme at Sunley Gardens in Canterbury; and attending a ‘Innovation for the horticultural industry’ conference at East Malling Research in East Malling. Later The Princess is at the Goring Hotel in London for a Voluntary Service Overseas event.

The Duke of Gloucester is visiting East Sussex to mark the 25th anniversary of St Michael’s Hospice in St Leonards-on-Sea. The Duke is also attending an event in Hastings in his capacity as Patron of the Pestalozzi International Village Trust, a charity dedicated to educating young people from low-income families in developing countries. His Royal Highness is also calling at Bistro @ the Station in Etchingham. This community project has transformed the old station master’s house at Etchingham Station into a bistro for commuters and residents.

HRH The Duke of Kent is in West Sussex. In Chichester His Royal Highness is visiting Rolls Royce Motor Cars Limited and the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. In Selsey the Duke is visiting Seal Primary Academy.

Wednesday
Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke Of Edinburgh are attending in the funeral of Baroness Thatcher at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Margaret Thatcher was The Queen’s eighth and longest-serving prime minister, as well as the first woman to hold the position.

HRH The Countess of Wessex is in Wales. The Countess is visiting the Royal Mint on behalf of The Queen and Greenfield School in Glamorgan.

The Princess Royal is in the East of England. Her Royal Highness is visiting the Hollesley Group in Woodbridge to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The Group was founded in 1985 and is a member of the International Riding for the Disabled Association, of which the Princess is President. HRH is also attending a Save the Children event at University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich and a conference to mark the first anniversary of Crossroads Care East Anglia at Belsey Bridge Conference Centre in Norfolk. Later The Princess will hold a dinner for the Woolf Institute at St. James’s Palace in London.

The Duke of Kent is attending an officer’s meeting of The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. His Royal Highness is Grand Master of the Order, founded in 1818 by The Prince Regent (later George IV).

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester is visiting Cornwall. The Duchess is the patron of a community dance team called the TR14ers (named after the local postcode) and will visit the group at the Elim Centre in Camborne. Her Royal Highness is also opening the Music and Drama Block at Truro High School for Girls; visiting St. Eval Candles Company in Wadebridge; and visiting Newquay Tennis Club and Tennis Cornwall County Centre as Honorary President of the Lawn Tennis Association.

Thursday
The Duke of Edinburgh is visiting Lincolnshire to open a new building at Bourne Grammar School.

The Earl of Wessex is carrying out duties in London as Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Foundation.

The Princess Royal is attending a conference and awards ceremony for Victim Support at the Ramada Plaza Hotel London Gatwick in Sussex; a reception at Tower Bridge in London for the Special Forces Club; and a Save the Children UK fundraising event held by the Petersfield Branch at The Festival Hall in Hampshire.

The Duke of Kent is attending the Lord Mayor of London’s Big Curry Lunch in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, at the Guildhall in London. The charity began as the Army Benevolent Fund in 1944 and supports serving and retired soldiers and their families.

Friday
HRH Prince Harry is launching the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge 2013 at the Mandarin Hotel in London. The charity funds the re-training and re-education of wounded servicemen and women, aiming to help them find long-term employment after the Armed Forces.

The Princess Royal is visiting Scotland for two days. Her Royal Highness will visit Strathcarron Hospice in Denny, open the Elephant House at the Scottish African Safari Park near Stirling and visit the Camphill (Blair Drummond) Trust. The Princess is also attending an event at the Falkirk Wheel in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Saturday
The Princess Royal is Royal Colonel of The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland. Her Royal Highness is attending a homecoming parade for the Regiment on The Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

Sunday
Prince Harry is attending the 2013 Virgin London Marathon in his capacity as Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, which awards grants to recreational projects in and around the city.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is attending the National Review of Queen’s Scouts at Windsor Castle, followed by the National Scout Service at St.George’s Chapel. Her Royal Highness will meet Scouts from around the Commonwealth who have achieved the Queen’s Scout award.



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