Thursday, 12 February 2015

The Duke of Cambridge's Official Engagements of 2015


William did 131 engagements for 2015, 95+ a Royal Tour (36)


(Unconfirmed) - Not Officially Confirmed/ Announced, yet, but Expected


(Possible) -  Not Confirmed or 100% Expected, but Possible due to past appearances or reports of their attendance, etc.


January

No Official Engagements 


February


(Sunday 8th: Prerecorded video tribute to BAFTA's former president Lord Attenborough)


(Wednesday 18th: Release Video for Chinese New Year)




(Wednesday 23rd:  filmed Tusk Trust 25th anniversary video, which was released April 20th)

Tuesday 24th
Tour of Japan and China: 16 in Japan & 20 in China = a total of 36 engagements

Prince William visited Japan (February 26 to March 1) and China (March 1 to March 4) undertaking official duties on behalf of the Queen. The focus of the trip is to promote UK-Japan/China relations, cultural exchange & combat the illegal wildlife trade and support wildlife conservation. He gave one speech on the tour. 



March
Monday 9th
  • Attend Commonwealth Observance in Westminster Abbey
Friday 13th 
  • Afghanistan war service at St Paul's Cathedral in London 
    • Attends Reception at Wellington Barracks
Tuesday 17th
  • Pass out Shamrocks at the 1st Battalion Irish Guards's St. Patricks Day Parade 
Wednesday 18th
  • Meet with the  Ambassadors of Nicaragua and Austria at Buckingham Palace
    • Attended with the Queen
(March 26th: Attended the Memorial for Richard Meade at Bath Abbey)

Friday 27th 

  • Visit the Stephen Lawrence Centre, Deptford 
    • tour the facility 
    • meet Charitable Trust members
  • Visit XLP (The eXceL Project), a charity working to create positive futures for young people from inner London boroughs
    • Visit XLP in Gipsy Hill
      • watch an Arts Showcase presentation by young performers
    • Visit an XLP community bus and the XLP mobile recording studio on the Hazel Grove Estate, Sydenham.
  • Held Meeting at St. James Palace for The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry
(Monday 30th: Started Working as an employee of Bond Air Services. Previously he had been training and taking Exams.)

April

(Monday 20th: Article Written by Prince William for, His Patronage, Tusk Trust's 25th Anniversary is released. Also released is a video featuring Prince William for Tusk's 25th Anniversary.)




(Finished 1st Phase of Training with Bond Air Services, taking unpaid leave till June 1st, with 2 weeks Paid Paternity leave once Baby arrives.)

Saturday 25th

  • Wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in London to commemorate the Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign and Anzac Day
May

Friday 1st

  • Signs condolence book for Victims of the Earthquake in Nepal. 
(Saturday 2nd: Princess of Cambridge is born)

Monday 18th
Tuesday 19th 
  • Investiture at Windsor Castle
Wednesday 20th 
  • Meet England Senior Women Football Team at St George's Park, as they train for the FIFA Women's World Cup. (FA)
Thursday 21st
  • Investiture at Buckingham Palace
  • Met recipients of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Scholarship at Kensington Palace
  • Attend a reception and dinner at Windsor Castle to mark the Tusk Trust 25th anniversary
Friday 22nd
  • Private Lunch for Defense and National Rehabilitation Centre at St. James Palace
Saturday 30th
  • Attend the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Wembley Stadium.
Sunday 31st 
June

(June 1st: Returns to Work with Bond Air Services)


Thursday 11th

  •  Attend Jewish Care’s 25th anniversary dinner at Alexandra Palace.
Saturday 13th
  • Attend Trooping the Colour in London. 
Sunday 14th 
  • Polo Match at Beaufort
    • Raised money for Household Calvary Foundation
Monday 15th
  •  Visit Runnymede on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the Sealing of the Magna Carta.
    • With Queen and other Royals
  • Attend a Service for the Order of the Garter at St. George's Chapel.
(Monday 15th: Released video for Queen Young Leaders) 




(Tuesday 16th: Letter from William to First Welsh Award Scheme Achievers released for patronage Skillforce)

(Friday 26th: Private meeting at Kensington Palace with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie-Pitt to discuss shared interest in combating the illegal wildlife trade)


Saturday 27th

(Sunday 28th: Released Statement Congratulating the England Women's team on getting to the World Cup Semi Finals)

July

(Thursday 2nd: Released Statement Praising England Women Team on their achievements at World Cup)

Friday 3rd: 

  • Played in Audi Polo Challenge Match
(Sunday 5th: Princess Charlotte Christining)


Tuesday 7th
  • Attend 10th anniversary event in Hyde Park commemorating the 7/7 London bombings.
Wednesday 8th 
  • Watch Tennis at All England Club/Wimbledon
Thursday 9th
  • Host Breakfast Reception at Kensington Palace for England Women's Football Team, after their World Cup Success. (FA)
  • Visit the Imperial War Museum Duxford
  • Attended the Regimental Boxing Night at Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow
Friday 10th
  • 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain reception and lunch at Buckingham Palace.
    • RAF Flypast 
    • with Queen and other Royals
Saturday 11th 
(Monday 13th: starts first full week of shifts as a pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance)



Sunday 26th 
  • Attend the America's Cup World Series in support of 1851 Trust 
    • 30+ MPH winds caused the racing portion of the engagment to be canceled.
(Friday 31st: KP and Tusk Trust announce 1st recipient of Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award, Edward Ndiritu. KP releases letter (dated 27th July) written by William to congratulate Edward) 
August
(Friday 14th: KP releases letter about Unauthorized Paparazzi Pictures.)

(Saturday 22nd: KP releases Preface to Douglas Hurd's Elizabeth II: The Steadfast written by William )



No Official Engagements

September

Thursday 17th 
Friday 18th 
    Monday 21st 
    •  Visit Hammersmith Academy to support the Diana Award's #Back2School Anti-bullying Campaign
    • Attend Wales Rugby World Cup team Welcome Ceremony at Guildhall 
    Tuesday 22nd 
    • Visit Royal Air Force Coningsby to observe the 100th Anniversary Parade of 29 (Reserve) Squadron
      • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Seventy Fifth Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Lunch
    Wednesday 23rd
    • Join DIY SOS to help with the final stages of their Veterans build in Manchester
    Saturday 26th 
    (Wednesday 30th: Tust Trust's 25th Anniversary Film featuring Prince William won 4 EVCOM Clarion Awards - 2 Gold [Social Film, Environmental] & 2 Silver [Celebratory, Community Engagement/Social Enterprise]) For film see April 20th.


    October
    Thursday 1st 
    •  Visit the National Sport Centre to launch Coach Core Welsh Rugby Union Programme 
    •  Rugby World Cup Wales vs. Fiji match
    (Sunday 4th: Financial Times publishes article on Illegal Wildlife Trafficking written by William)

    Friday 9th 

    • Presents the Welsh Rugby World Cup Team with their Australia vs. Wales Match jerseys. 
    Saturday 10th 
    • Attend reception for Mind at London's Harrow College to mark World Mental Health Day
      • Meet volunteers with Mind in Harrow & the anti-stigma campaign Time to Change
    • Rugby World Cup Australia vs. Wales Match
    (Wednesday 14th: Appear on BBC1's Big Build Veteran's Special Manchester 8pm)


    Thursday 15th  
    • Visit St John's College, Cambridge to open the School of Pythagoras Archive Centre
    • Attend Child Bereavement UK's 21st birthday dinner
    Monday 19th
    • Officially open the Leadenhall Building
      • With Harry
    • Royal Foundation meeting at Leadenhall Building
      • With Harry
    • Meet Henry Worsley at Kensington Palace 
    • Meeting with Mr. Ma Yun (Founder and Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group).
    • Deliver a speech on illegal wildlife trade at the Maughan Library at King's College London.
      • The speech will be filmed to air on Chinese TV later this month. 
    Tuesday 20th  
    • Meet with President Xi of China at Buckingham Palace
    • China State Banquet
    Wednesday 21st 
    • Meet with Mr Yuan Yafei chairman of SanPower about collaboration with United for Wildlife.
    • Attend at a creative industry event at Lancaster House to celebrate cultural collaboration, existing and future, between the UK and China.
      • With Catherine, and President Xi and Madame Peng 
    • Host Reception for Media at Kensington Palace
    • Attended the Autumn Dinner at Sunbeam Studios, London (The Royal Foundation)
    (Wednesday 21st: Appear on BBC1's Big Build Veteran's Special Manchester 8pm)


    Friday 23rd - Dundee, Scotland
    • Visit Dundee Rep Theatre and participate in See Me workshop
      • Meet See Me volunteers and learn about their work to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.
    • Visit the Corner for an anti-bullying workshop
    • Attended a meeting with Young Scotland in Mind stakeholders at the Shore
      • meet leaders in the Scottish mental health sector
    • Visit Royal Research Ship Discovery
    • Attend BAFTA young game designers event at Abertay University.
      • winners of the Academy's Young Game Designers Awards 
      Monday 26th 
      •  Attend creative industries-themed Charities Forum event hosted by BAFTA and Aardman 
        • Children from the variety of William, Catherine and Harry's patronages will attend
        • Viewing of Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas
        • With Catherine and Harry. 
      • Informal Charities Forum meeting
      • Royal Film Performance of new James Bond film, Spectre, at Royal Albert Hall 
      Tuesday 27th 
      • Investiture at Buckingham Palace
      • Attended a Dinner in aid of Stop Ivory, in London. 
      Saturday 31st 
      November
      Sunday 1st
      • Attend Submariners’ Remembrance Service and Parade in London, with Reception after.
      Saturday 7th 
      • Attend the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall
        • With The Queen, Catherine and other royals 
        Sunday 8th  
        • Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.
          • Take the Salute at the March Past of Veteran and Civilian Organisations on Horse Guards Parade.
        Tuesday 17th
        • Investiture at Buckingham Palace
        • Sign book of condolence at French Embassy 
        • Attend England vs. France football match at Wembley Stadium (FA)
        Wednesday 18th 
        • Visit  Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, in Surrey.
          • Tour the Centre for Molecular Pathology 
          • Tour  the West Wing Clinical Research Centre 
          • Host Private dinner for Royal Marsden at Kensington Palace
        Thursday 19th 
        Friday 20th - Northern Wales
        • Visit GISDA, a charity the supports homeless youth
          • Meet staff and youth
          • Walkabout at Castle Square
        • Visit "Mute: are you being heard?" photography project run by the charity Mind
        • Visit an Outdoor Education Centre in Snowdonia run by Mountain Rescue England and Wales.
        • Visit Vale of Clwyd Mind Men's Shed project in Denbigh
          • Watch performance from the 'Musical Meatballs in Mind' choir.
        Tuesday 24th 
        • Tusk Trust Conservation Award at Claridge's, in London 
          • Host winners and finalists at Kensington Palace 
          • Attend Reception to meet Tusk personnel and supporters,
          • Present Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award & Prince William Award
          • Give Speech
        December
        Wednesday 2nd 
        Monday 7th - Birmingham  
        •  Visit Football for Peace initiative at Saltley Academy
        • Attend Diana Award at Bournville College
        • Visit the "Live and Work" partnership between St Basils and a local NHS Trust. 
        (7th: Interview with Big Idea, on Homelessness is released)


        Tuesday 8th 
        • Investiture at Windsor Castle
        • Attend Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace
          Wednesday 9th 
          •  Attend ICAP's annual Charity Day
          • Host a global taskforce on conservation for transportation firms, government agencies, and wildlife experts (United for Wildlife)
          • Attend reception for The Royal Foundation at St. James Palace
            • with Catherine and Harry 
          Thursday 10th 
          • Visit Keogh Barracks in Aldershot
            •  Award members of 22 Field Hospital with them the Ebola Medal for Service in West Africa for their work during the 2014/15 Ebola outbreak.
          (Tuesday 15th: Joint Patronage of 100 Women in Hedgefund's Philanthropic initiatives is renewed)

          (Wednesday 16th: Attend Funeral of John Pelly)

          (Saturday 26th: Make Christmas call to encourage Henry Worsley on Shackleton Solo Challenge)

          3 comments:

          1. not sure Will and Kate's visit to French Embassy will on CC, in Jan. Harry's visit there after the Charlie Hebdo shooting wasn't.

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            1. I don't usually go by what the CC says. I try to have a more complete list. The CC is known for being inconsistent, missing engagements, etc. and the CC is going to be different depending on what source you look at, whether it is in one of the newspapers or online.

              If you just wanted to read the CC, you could read the CC. I have included Prince Harry's visit to the French Embassy in January to my list, because for me this counted as a official engagement.

              You can read more about how I count engagements here http://gertsroyals.blogspot.com/2015/02/how-i-keep-count-of-engagements.html

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          2. Thank you for reply, now I got your list.
            At times I really don't get how the CC works...
            To have a more complete list, for people to know what the royals does will be great. And Thank you for doing it ....

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