Saturday, 28 February 2015

March Q & A

Post your Royal Questions & I will get to them as soon as possible. Royal Baby Q&A Can Be Found Here (Some Questions have been moved there)

Question 1: Do you think Prince Harry would ever get a tattoo? Or what do you think their opinions on tattoos are?

Answer: While we don't know about any British Royals having Tattoos, there has been rumors that some of them might. Zara Phillip's, Princess Anne's Daughter, did have a tongue piercing when she was 17 years old. Other European Royals are know to have Tattoos including Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.


And Princess Stephanie of Monaco



Prince Harry's 30 years old and has mellowed out over the years from his former party boyself. If he hasn't gotten a tattoo yet, I don't think he will in the future. Also, I don't think the Queen would look to kindly on a member of the BRF getting a tattoo.

Question 2: Do you think Prince Harry will ever Marry a American?

Answer: There is no rule in the BRF about having to marry a Brit. So, Harry could possibly marry an American if he wanted to. His Uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry Wallis Simpson, who was an American.


King Edward VIII had to abdicate the Throne, not because he was in love with an American, but because she was a Divorcee. If Prince Harry finds an American who he likes, and wants to marry, I don't see anything standing in his way. A number of Royals both in European and British History have married people from other countries.

Question 3: Who's your favorite royal? BRF or other

Answer: My favorite Royals is quite obviously the Duchess of Cambridge.


I could go on and list all my other Favorite Royals, but that pretty much all the Young Royals. My Favorite Royal Couple, however, is Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. (William and Catherine are a Very Close 2nd.)


Question 4: Do you think Harry would date anyone with brown or dark hair?

Answer: I don't see why not. Certainly his two main flames, Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas has been blonde, but I don't think Prince Harry is that shallow that he wouldn't date someone with Brown or Dark Hair.

Question 5: Where does Kensington Palace release their official announcements? 

Answer: Kensington Palace releases their press releases on their website, under the media section.


They will also send out Press Releases directly to the Media, and very often ahead of their official release so that the media can write their story or ask Questions. Sometime the information is embargoed till a specific time. The same is done with Pictures.

Question 5a: I can't find that specific one. 

Answer: "That specific one" isn't that helpful.... I assume you are referring to the one about Prince Harry Leaving the Military/Duty in AUS/Trip to NZ/Africa. The News was Embargoed till Midnight, to be released on March 17th. The Press Release is not currently on their official Website. My guess is the Press Release will be released on their official website sometime today, during normal business hours.

Here is a copy of the Press Release sent to the Media. (Thanks Victoria Rose)
Update:
Here is the Full Press Release, now on Prince Harry's Official Website.


Question 6: Why do William and Henry want to put off being full-time royals? 

Answer: Being a "Part-Time" Royal allows them to have more privacy, to do more thinks that they are passionate about and live normal lives. Once they are "Full-Time" Royals, William can't fly helicopters, Harry (Henry) can't spend as much time in Africa and Catherine wouldn't be as easily able to pop into the Market and pick up things for dinner. Being "Full-Time" Royals also means a change in lifestyle, more staff, more time in London, etc.

Question 7: Where is Prince Harry's main residence?

Answer: Prince Harry's Main/Only Residence is a one bedroom apartment at Kensington Palace. The Cambridges as well as other Royals live at Kensington Palace as well. The Palace is divided up into different apartments, as well as State Room and Office Space.  Prince Harry & William previously lived there with their Parents, Diana and Charles, when they were younger.


Question 8: Does Prince Harry get to see Prince George often?

Answer: Yes, and Harry speaks very fondly of Prince George to the press and says he love spending time with him.

Question 9: Are there any Video of Member of the British Royal Family Singing?

Answer: Yes, here are a few. But you can find more on Youtube, especially of them singing "God Save The Queen".



Question 10: Why Are Eugenie and Beatrice the only ones with the titles princess, other than William and Harry being Princes?

Answer: Of the Queen Grandchildren, only the children of the male lines (Charles, Andrew, Edward) are entitled to the Royal status of HRH, and are traditionally styled Prince or Princess. Princess Anne's children Zara and Peter (coming from the female line) are not entitled HRH's, but could have been granted Titles at birth. Their parents decided against this. Also their father Mark Phillips had refused a Earldom, when marrying Anne. If Zara and Peter were given titles at birth, they would not be HRH.

When Prince Edward and Sophie married they were granted the titles Earl and Countess of Wessex instead of being given the usual Dukedom. This was at the request of Edward. Their two children Lady Louise and James Viscount Severn are entitled to the title of Princess and Prince, but their parents choose instead to have them be styled with the traditional titles of children of an Earl. They do have HRH Royal Status.


Friday, 27 February 2015

2015 Tour of Japan and China

Tour of Japan and China:


William is visiting 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. This is William's first trip to either country. Catherine and George are staying at home, as Catherine is 7 1/2 months pregnant.

Official Count of Tour Engagements: 16 in Japan & 20 in China

Message for Chinese New Year

Japan: (16)

Thursday 26th February - Tokyo 
  • Arrived at Haneda Tokyo Airport and was received by Her Majesty's Ambassador to Japan (His Excellency Mr. Timothy Hitchens).
  • Speedboat tour of 2020 Tokyo Olympic sites
    • accompanied by the Governor of Tokyo (Mr. Yoichi Mazuzoe)
  • Traditional Tea Ceremony
    • at the Hama-rikyu Gardens

Friday 27th February - Tokyo/ Yokohama
  • Hodogaya Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery  - Yokohama
    • Lay Wreath 
  • Luncheon with The Emperor and Empress of Japan at the Imperial Palace.
  • Innovation is Great campaign launch at Mori Academy, Roppongi Hills
  • Visited The Crown Prince and Princess at Akasaka Palace.
  • Reception at the British Embassy

Saturday February 28th - Tokyo/ Tohuku region/ Koriyama
  • Visit NHK, public service broadcaster
  • Launch exhibition for the Innovation is GREAT campaign
  • His Royal Highness later visited Smile Kids Park, Fukishima Prefecture, and was received by Shinzo Abe (Prime Minister of Japan).
    • The region Fukushima was devastated by a magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami in 2011
  •  Dinner given by the Prime Minister of Japan
Sunday March 1st - Ishinomaki
  • visited Ishinomaki NewSea building, Ishinomaki.
    • Meet locals affected by disaster
    • Meet local news paper editors who started Children' News Paper 
  • Hoyoriyama Hill Vantage Point, Ishinomaki, in remembrance of the tsunami victims.
    • laid a commemorative flower arrangement
  • Visit town of Onagawa
    • Ring Chime of Hope
    • Visit Shopkeepers and residences
  • Visited Matsushima Airbase in Miyagi Prefecture.

China: (20)

Sunday March 1st - Beijing
  • arrived at Beijing International Airport and was received by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (Her Excellency Ms. Barbara Woodward)

 Monday, 2nd March - Shijia Hutong/ Shanghai
  • Received by The President of the People's Republic of China at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing.
  • Visited the Forbidden City, Beijing.
  • Received the Vice President of the People's Republic of China (Mr. Li Yuanchao) at the Great Hall of the People.
  • Officially open the GREAT Festival of Creativity at Shanghai's Long Museum
    •  1st event of the Year of Cultural Exchange between the UK and China
    • Speech
  • Received Mr. Ma Yun (Founder and Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group)
  • Received Mr. Wang Jianlin (Chairman, Wanda Group).
  • Received Mr. Yuan Yafei (Chairman, Sanpower)
Tuesday, 3rd March -Shanghai
  • Premier Skills event at Nanyang School.
  • Education UK's Alumni Awards Ceremony.
    • Meet nine Chinese finalists
    • Give Opening Remarks
  • Reopened the Heritage Building at the Intercontinental Shanghai Ruijin Hotel.
  • Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Meeting with international non-governmental organizations at the Intercontinental Shanghai Ruijin Hotel.
  • Officially opened the British Centre.
    • meet staff 
  • Chinese Film Premiere of "Paddington" at Shanghai Film Museum.
    • as President of BAFTA, present a special mask to the Shanghai Film Museum
  • Dinner for the GREAT Festival of Creativity at the Long Museum
Wednesday, 4th March -Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province
  • visited Mengman Village, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture.
  • visited the Asian Elephant Sanctuary, Xishuangbanna.
  • visited Wild Elephant Valley, Xishuangbanna.
  • visited Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens.
  • attended the Conservation on the Border Conference at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Prince George - Official Photos and Appearances (2016)

2016 (9)
9th Official Photograph: Prince George's 1st Day of School at Westacre Montessori School Nursery in Norfolk. Taken by Catherine, on January 6th.

10th Official Photograph: Cambridge Ski Holiday

11th Official Photograph: Stamp for Queen's 90th (Taken June 2015)

12th Official Photograph: Queen's 90th Birthday Official photo with Grandparents

4th Official Engagement: Meeting US President Obama and First Lady at Kensington Palace


5th Official Engagement: Trooping the Colours


6th Official Engagement: Royal International Air Tattoo


13th Official Photograph: George's 3rd Birthday


7th Official Engagement: Children's Party at Government House


Also Check Out:
Official Photos of Prince George & Princess Charlotte - Main Page
The Cambridges - Main Page

Sunday, 22 February 2015

My Wild Predictions

These were My Predictions for #RoyalBaby2, but have now expanded beyond that. My guess is I will be about 85+% correct (once we have a large enough sampling).   More to come.

I am currently 39 for 47, or 83% correct. Resolved Predictions at End of Page.

Official Photos:


Pippa Middleton's Wedding:
  • People to Attend:
    • Prince Harry
    • Peter & Autuam Philips
    • Zara & Mike Tindall
    • Princess Eugenie & Beatrice
    • A few of Pippa's Exs
    • At least one of William's Exs
  • Sometime before 
    • Pippa's wedding she will give an interview to the press
    • The Middleton's will make some complaint about the press
    • One of James's family members will let something slip to the press
  • Duchess Catherine, & Prince George will participate in the wedding in some way
  • Pippa will wear white
    • The dress will be designed by a British designer
    • One of the "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" will come from Catherine
  • Someone important is going to show up not wearing a hat
2016: 
  • Prince Harry will get a new Job. 
  • Prince William will officially open the new National Memorial Arboretum Visitor Centre in Staffordshire.
    • Given that construction and funding happen on time. 
2017: 
  • By end of 2017 Catherine will take on a 
    • Scottish Patronage
    • One of the Queen's old Patronages
  • Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess St├ęphanie be pregnant with their 1st child
Royal Baby #3:
  • William and Catherine will have a #RoyalBaby3
  • The Baby will not be born till sometime after one of the following "Royal" wedding
    • Pippa Middleton & James Matthew
      • (I made this way back in 2015, before they got anywhere near serious)
    • James Middleton & Donna Air
    • Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank
  • Catherine will be pregnant at the same time some other Royal/Pippa is
  • #RoyalBaby3 will be a boy
  • #RoyalBaby3 will share a birthday with some famous Royal 
  • This pregnancy will be easier than the previous for Catherine
Royal Weddings:
  • Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice will announce their engagement within 6 months of the others wedding. 
  • Princess Eugenie will not announce her engagement in 2016
Resolved:
Pre-Royal Baby:
  • Catherine will undertake at another engagement, some time in March, before the baby is born. (Quite Correct)
  • Catherine or at least William will attend this years Irish Guards's St. Patricks Day Parade (Correct)
    • This will be Kate's Last Public Official Engagement Till the Birth of #RoyalBaby2 (Wrong)
  • The Cambridges will not release a photo this year (2015) for Motherting Sunday.  (Correct)
Royal Baby:
  • The Birth will take place at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital. (Correct)
  • William will be present at the birth. (Correct)
  • #RoyalBaby2 will be a girl. (Correct)
  • Brown Hair (Correct)
  • Brown Eyes  (Wrong)
  • #RoyalBaby2 will be born on a Tuesday, (Wrong)
  • #RoyalBaby2 will be named Charlotte. (Correct)
  • If the Baby is not Born By Wednesday April 22nd, William will not attend his engagement on April 25th. (Wrong)
  • William and Catherine will return to Anmer Hall shortly after the birth (Correct)
  • They will not hire a 2nd nanny (Correct)
Official Photos:
  • Someone close to the couple will take the first official photo of #RoyalBaby2 (Correct)
    • This photo or some photo released in the 1st 6 months will be taken by Catherine.  (Correct)
  • The first official photograph of Princess Charlotte will be taken at Anmer Hall (Correct)
    • Taken in May (Correct)
  • The Cambridge's will either not release a "new" photo for Prince George's birthday or will release one from Princess Charlotte's Christening (Correct)
  • The Cambridge's will releases an Official Photo(s) for Christmas in 2015. (Correct)
    • Prince William will be holding Princess Charlotte.  (Wrong)
  • If George and Charlotte accompany William and Catherine on the Canada tour, they will release a official photo ahead of time.  (Wrong)
Princess Charlotte's Christening:
  • Princess Charlotte's Christening was take place before the Queen goes on Summer Holiday (Correct)
    • Christening will take place at St. James Palace (Wrong)
    • Neither Harry, Pippa, Beatrice or Eugenie will be Godparents (Correct)
    • A member of Diana's Family will be a Godparent. (Correct)
  • Another Christening Photo (not the original 4) will be released (or spotted) by the end of the year (Correct)
Other:
  • British Monarchy's new twitter handle @RoyalFamily isn't going to last a year. (Very Correct)
    • They changed it some 20 minutes latter
    • (This was in Reference to the first time @British Monarchy changed their Twitter Handle)
  • Harry will return from his 3 months in Africa, by his Birthday, September 15th  (Correct)
  • Prince Harry will become Patron of a Charity or Organization that assists Wounded Veterans.  (Correct)
  • Either William or Catherine will attend the annual 100 Women in Hedgefund Gala in October in support of Art Room (Correct)
  • Princes William and Harry will attend the England vs. Wales match on September 26th. (Correct)
  • Prince Harry will attend Rugby World Cup Final  (Correct)
Catherine will return from Maternity Leave: 
  • In September  (Correct)
  • 1 of her first 5 engagements 
    • Will be attended with Prince William.  (Correct)
    • Another will be in support of either Action on Addiction, Sport Aid or the National History Museum. (Correct)
2016
  • Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden will give birth to have boy (Correct)
    • Born in March (Correct)
  • Princess Sofia of Sweden will give birth to have girl (Wrong)
  • Prince George and Princess Charlotte will both appear on the Balcony of Trooping the Colours  (Correct)
  • Catherine will become Patron of another Charity or Organization (Correct)
  • Duchess Catherine will not become Patron of All England Club (AKA Wimbledon) this summer. (Correct)
  • Princess Anne will attend the Rio 2016 Olympics (Correct)
    • The Cambridges will not attend the Rio 2016 Olympics (Correct)
    • Prince Edward will attend the Rio 2016 Paralympics (Correct)
  • Catherine will undertake her first solo trip abroad (Correct)
  • Cambridge will take Prince George and Princess Charlotte on tour of Canada (Correct)

      Wednesday, 18 February 2015

      How I Keep Count of Engagements


      Keeping count of Official Engagements is always up to interpretation. There are no set of official guidelines. Every year people get different counts. 

      Most people count engagements solely using the Court Circular (CC). However the CC is open to interpretation. Not everything on the CC is an engagement. So some people will count something as a engagement, while others will not. Also, some people make count something as 1 engagement, where others may count it as multiple.

      The CC is also inconsistent. They will report an engagement, one year or for one royal, but not for others. The CC is known to leave engagements off occasionally. So what should be counted?

      Gert's Royals likes to look at things objectively. We don't count something as an engagement purely because it is on the CC. We count it because it meets our standards of what is an official engagement.

      When something is not on the CC, we apply those same standards to decided whether it should be counted as an official engagement.

      The main question we ask is: "Was the Royal there in an Official Capacity? as Patron? in their role as a member of the Royal Family?" (Personal, work-related, or recreational things are not counted.)

      • If it is listed in the Court Circular (on British Monarchy Website) or their website diary we usually count it as an engagements
        • This includes Private events the Press was not invited to. 
          • Private does not mean Unofficial
          • Public does not mean Official
      • The Court Circular isn't always up-to-date, accurate or consistent 
        • We use our judgement
        • Was the Royal there in a Official Capacity?
        • Was it announced as an engagement?
        • Did the Royal's twitter tweet about it?
        • Are other similar engagements listed on CC, (I.e. Sign Book of Condolences)
        • etc.
      • Somethings on the CC are not Official Engagements, and not counted
        • Births, Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, etc.
          • However if they are attending a Foreign Royal Wedding on behalf of the Queen, than that might get counted. 
        • Arrivals and departures at airports
        • Represented at an event by another person
        • etc.
      • Do we count that as one or two engagements?
        • Royals can have more than one engagement a day. We always uses our best judgement and tries to be consistent. 
          • Different organizations at different locations = multiple engagements. 
            • If there are 2+ organization working together on a project, or 1 is the charity/ project of the parent organization, then they are usually counted as 1 organization.
          • Multiple organizations at 1 location for 1 event = 1 engagement (I.e. a conference,  forum, etc.)
          • 2+ location with 1 organization in 1 day = 1 engagement. 
          • Same event over multiple days = a separate engagement each day
            • If a event happens to go past midnight, we do not count that as two days. 
      • When are Private Engagements Official?
        • When listed in the Court Circular
        • If it is an offical meeting for one of their patronages. 
          • I.e. a Board Meeting
        • If it involves the Royal in their Official Capacity as a patron of the organization, or as a member of the Royal Family.
      • What about Royal Tours?
        • For Royal Tours I usually default to the CC. With so much packed in a few days and meeting so many different people, it is hard to clearly define the different engagements. 
        • At the same time, I use my discretion 
          • As said above the CC isn't always accurate. 
      These rules are not hard and fast. If you have any questions about my counts of engagements just ask, I would be happy to clarity or hear your suggestions.

      List of Official Engagements:

      Sunday, 15 February 2015

      Thank You Note From Monaco for Birth of Twins (2014/2015)


      Yesterday, (26 days after the Christmas Card and 67 days after the twins birth) I get this in mail, a Thank You from Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco for writing to them for the birth of their twins! They had previously sent a Christmas card in response to the same letter. The envelope is textured and really nice quality. The note is written in both French and English.





      Check Out:
      Other Replies
      Replies from Monaco 


      Thursday, 12 February 2015

      Prince Harry's Official Patronages


      Prince Harry in addition for his job in the military works closely with a number of charities and organizations.

      Patronages are not for a lifetime, but a set amount of time (for a appeal, 3 years, 5 years, etc). Patronages are usually reviewed after a period, and possibly renewed.

      List of Current Patronages:

      Sentebale
      Patron/ Co-founder (2006 - Present)

      Sentebale works with local grassroots organizations in Lesotho to help children in extreme poverty and with HIV/AIDS to lead healthy and productive lives.

      Dolen Cymru
      Patron (March 2007- Present)

      Promotes activities that link health organisations, schools, villages, districts, and churches in both Wales and Lesotho.

      MapAction 
      Royal Patron (March 2007- Present)

      Helps aid agencies by providing crucial situational mapping in the event of natural and humanitarian disasters.

      WellChild 
      Patron (March 2007- Present)

      A National Charity that provides practical and emotional support to seriously ill children, young people and their families, Fund projects and research, & promotes new health, education and social care policy.

      Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund
      Joint Patron with Prince William (January 2009- Present)

      The Charity, Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, was founded in memory of the Princes close friend Henry Van Straubenzee. Who died in a car accident in 2002 at the age of 18. The Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund works to improve and build schools in Uganda.

      The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry
      Patron (2009- Present)

      The Royal Foundation was created in 2009 to foster collaboration between Princes William & Harry's  Patronages. Catherine was added to the Foundation after her marriage. The Royal Foundation allows them to give charitable grants and support projects of particular interest to them (E.g. The Invictus Games). The Royal Foundation focuses on 3 Areas, Armed Forces, Young People and Conservation.

      Rugby Football Union (RFU)
      Vice Patron (February 2010- December 2016)
      Patron (December 2016 - Present)

      The Rugby Football Union is responsible for all levels of rugby throughout England, from community clubs to the national team.

      Queen Elizabeth was patron (1952-2016). King George V was patron (?-1952)

      Rugby Football Union Injured Players Foundation
      Patron (February 2010- Present)

      Is the official charity of the (England) Rugby Football Union. Supports injured players at any level & prevents future injuries through research and education.

      London Marathon Charitable Trust
      Patron (February 2012- Present)

      The London Marathon Charitable Trust provide grants for recreation facilities used by the London Marathon and sporting events put on by London Marathon Events Limited.

      100 Women in Finance (London Branch)'s Philanthropic Initiatives 
      Joint Patron (January 2013 - Present)

      100 Women in Finance is a professional association for women in finance and alternative investment industries, with locations around the world. The association focuses on professional development, networking, education and charity work. Each year, the London Branch picks one of the royal's charities to support thorough out the year. Their main fundraising event is the annual London Gala, which is attended by at least 1 of the patrons.

      In 2010, William became Patron of the London Branch's charity initiatives for an initial 3 years. In 2013, the Patronage was renewed for another 3 years with Catherine and Harry joining William as joint patrons. In 2016, the Joint Patronage was renewed again for an unspecified number of years.

      Charities Supported:

      RFU All Schools Programme
      Patron (March 2013- Present)

      All Schools is an Rugby Football Union initiative to encourage secondary state schools to play rugby,  to encourage youth to join local clubs. All Schools hopes instill in youth a love for rugby and the game's core values. This programs hopes to make school life happier and healthier, reduce anti-social behavior, and increasing self-esteem in students. All Schools offers support to schools over a three year period to help them start and sustain their own rugby programs, including kit and equipment, coaching, student volunteer training and links to local clubs.

      The Foundation manages the process of selecting the hosts of future games and overseeing their delivery.

      Invictus Foundation
      Patron (2014- Present)

      The Invictus Foundation manages the Invictus Games, a international sporting event for wounded, injured or sick Servicemen and women.

      Silverstone Heritage Experience 
      Royal Patron (June 2016- Present)

      The Silverstone Heritage Experience is a project to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit. The Experience will include a permanent exhibit, a Collections and Research Centre, themed tours around the circuit, and a number of special programs, talks and workshops. The Silverstone Heritage Experience will officially open in 2018.

      Rugby Football League
      Patron  (December 2016- Present)

      Rugby Football League is the national governing body for Rugby League in the UK.

      Rhino Conservation Botswana 
      Patron  (January 2017- Present)

      Rhino Conservation Botswana is a charity based Botswana, Africa that works to protect and monitor the country's Rhinos. Their goal is to re-populate northern Botswana with wild black and white rhinos in a hope to conserve the species. They work across Africa to locate and move Rhinos to the Moremi Game Reserve inside the Okavango Delta.


      The younger Royals tend to hold few patronages; this allows them to work more closely and to get directly involved with these organizations. This differs greatly from the older generations that hold patronages of over 100s different organizations at one time.  (The Queen 600+, Prince Phillip 700+)

      Also Check Out:
      Prince Harry - Main Page
      Cambridges - Main Page

      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)