To Top

The Royal Diary: 12th -18th May

12 May 2014


The Duke of Cambridge Commodore-in-Chief Submarines and Patron, HMS Alliance Conservation Appeal, will attend a Royal Re-dedication of HMS Alliance, at The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, in Hampshire. In 2008, Prince William became the royal patron of the HMS Alliance appeal, to raise funds for her restoration and maintenance.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex will visit Bristol and Somerset on Monday. The Royal couple’s engagements in Bristol include visits to: St. George’s Music Centre, Aardman Animations and Merchant Venturers Hall. Edward and Sophie will make stops in Somerset that will include: the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and the Pump Rooms

The Princess Royal has two scheduled visits on Monday. Anne will present The Queen’s Colour to the No. 1 School of Technical Training at RAF Cosford in Wolverhampton and as Royal Patron of Transaid, she will open Bibby Distribution Limited in Northamptonshire.

13 May 2014

The Duke of Cambridge as President of The Royal Marsden Hospital will host a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden at Windsor Castle. Prince William has been the President of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust since 2007. He assumed the position that his mother held for eight years.

The Prince of Wales will attend the “British Painters in Transylvania” exhibition to mark the opening of the Transylvania Festival, which runs from 13-15 May at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London.

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Ringmer Community College and Sixth Form in East Sussex where she will meet students and learn about their environmental work.

The Earl of Wessex Master of The Worshipful Company of Gardeners, will attend a Committee Day at the offices of Charles Stanley in London. The Worshipful Company of Gardeners is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. It had its beginnings in the middle of the 14th Century and received its Royal Charter in 1605. Although no longer a regulatory organisation for produce sales in London, it is now a charitable foundation. It takes part in a ceremonial role as it gifts bouquets to the Queen and Princesses upon their wedding, anniversary, or other similar occasions.

Patron of Tomorrow’s People, The Countess of Wessex will attend the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion Youth Employment Convention at the Kia Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club in London. The Countess as Patron will be in attendance at a dinner at Buckingham Palace for Debra. Sophie as Chairman of Women in Business Group will hold a Meeting for the Women’s Network Forum of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Buckingham Palace.

The Duke of Gloucester will visit Oxford on Tuesday. The Duke will stop at Trax, Red Barn Farm Cottage in Oxford, attend a Citizenship Ceremony to mark the 10th Anniversary of the introduction of Citizenship Ceremonies at the County Hall, hold an Investiture at Oxford Register Office on behalf of Her Majesty and will open the Edward King Chapel and afterwards attend a Dinner at Ripon College.
The Duke of Kent will visit Imagination Technologies at Home Park Estate Orange Music Electronic Company Limited in Hertfordshire.

14 May 2014

The Earl of Wessex, President, will attend the Creative Youth Gala Dinner at Holiday Inn London in Surrey.

The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron St John’s Smith Square will attend their 300th Anniversary Gala, St John’s Smiths Square in London.

The Prince of Wales, President of the Royal College of Music, will attend the College’s annual awards ceremony and confer the awards at the Royal College of Music in London.

The Princess Royal, Patron of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, will attend a 50th Anniversary Reception at The Royal Society in London. The Duke of Edinburgh was President from 1976 to 1977, and the Institute was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1990. Also on Wednesday Princess Anne will attend the British Olympic Association’s 2012 Commission Dinner at 11 Downing Street. Anne has been the President of the British Olympic Association since 1983 and an IOC Member since her appointment in 1988.

The Duke of Gloucester will see a rather busy day of engagements on Wednesday. The Duke will make numerous stops in the Staffordshire area. He will visit Douglas Macmillan Hospice, open the Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy and Kemball Special School and open the new Staffordshire Energy Recovery Facility at Veolia Environmental Services. The Duke will also visit Chasewater Country Park and Innovation Centre and Weston Park.

President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, The Duke of Kent will present the President’s Award to Mr. Iain Anderson at St. James’s Palace.

Royal Patron of Children and Families Across Borders, Princess Alexandra will visit the International Spring Fair at Kensington Town Hall in London.

15 May 2014

The Countess of Wessex will attend The Prince’s Countryside Fund Clay Shoot at West Wycombe Park in Buckinghamshire.

The Duke of Gloucester will visit Hawkstone Hall in Shropshire.

The Duke of Kent will undertake visits in Somerset. He will stop at Simulation Systems Limited, visit the Weston-super-Mare Lifeboat Station at Knightstone Harbour in Somerset as President of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and pay a visit to the Nailsea Joint Cadet Centre.

16 May 2014

The Earl of Wessex, Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, will attend the General Assembly in Edinburgh. The Countess of Wessex will join her husband on the trip that will take place from 16th May until 24th May.

Prince Harry begins his visit to Italy and Estonia. On Thursday, The Prince will lay a wreath at the Monument to the War of Independence, Freedom Square, Tallinn, Estonia. Harry will also will attend a reception for Members of Parliament and Estonian ex-service personnel at the Estonian Parliament, Tallinn, Estonia.

17 May 2014

The Duke of Cambridge will attend The FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium in London. Since 2006, William has held the position as President of the The Football Association. Since 1939, a member of the Royal family has held the position.

18 May 2014

Prince Harry on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, will lay a wreath during a service at the Polish Cemetery and Memorial for the Battle of Monte Cassino, Monte Cassino, Italy. Harry will also attend a reception for wounded Italian service personnel and their families at the Abbey at Monte Cassino, Italy.

Later he will lay a wreath during a New Zealand National Commemorative Service at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in Cassino, Italy. The Prince will also attend a GREAT campaign event and reception at the MAXXI Museum in Rome, Italy.

photo credit: Defence Images via photopin cc

More in State & Ceremonial