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This Week’s Royal Diary (1 April)

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is visiting the University of Cambridge to launch the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. The initiative joins the University with local conservation organisations. They aim to improve global conservation practise and training.

HRH The Duke of Gloucester is in Surrey to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of The Royal Logistic Corps. The Duke is Deputy Colonel-in-Chief of The Corps, which is the largest in the British Army and has Regular and Territorial units. The Colonel-in-Chief is HRH The Princess Royal, who will attend celebrations tomorrow.

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh are hosting a reception for the British Film Industry at Windsor Castle, attended by TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. HRH The Countess of Wessex is also attending the ninetieth anniversary celebrations of the Bagshot Women’s Institute in Surrey.

In Scotland TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are known as The Earl and Countess of Strathearn. The Earl and Countess are visiting Glasgow Thursday to see the Donald Dewar Leisure Centre and the Emirates Arena, which will be a 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games venue. The royal couple will also visit the Quarriers Stopover project, a charity that helps young homeless people by offering them short-term accommodation.

HRH The Princess Royal will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of The Royal Logistic Corps at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh are visiting Slough. Her Majesty is opening the Britwell Community Centre, a new community building which includes a library, family contact centre and learning kitchens as well as offices and a café. The Queen and Prince Philip will also visit Mars Chocolate, where they will see where 2.5m chocolate bars are made daily.

TRH The Duke of Rothesay (as the Prince of Wales in known in Scotland) and The Earl and Countess of Strathearn are opening the Tamar Manoukian Outdoor Centre, a new facility at Dumfries House in East Ayrshire. TRH will meet members of Youth United, an organisation that brings together uniformed groups like the Scout Association with supporting bodies like the Prince’s Trust. Three Typhoons from 6 squadron RAF Leuchars will give the visit a rousing finale! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also visiting BAE Systems in Barrow-in-Furness to see the Astute-class Submarine Building.

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