Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Countess Sophie - Official Engagements 2016 (Jan - July)

Sophie's count is 128 engagements for January - July 2016. 

**We have decided to stop keeping track of Sophie's engagements for 2016. We will end at the end of July. We are doing this because we are behind on a lot of different things, which we would like to be able to update more regularly, and we feel there isn't a whole lot of interest in this page.**


    (June 30th-July 7th: Missing for Royal.UK's Court Circular, so we are likely missing some engagements for that period)

    Friday 1st 

    • Attend farewell parade for the 5th Battalion The Rifles in Germany

    Monday 4th 

    Wednesday 6th 

    Thursday 7th 
    Wednesday 13th 
    • Attended a ceremony for the presentation of the Firmin Sword of Peace at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
    • Attended the Third Summer Concert at Kneller Hall
    Friday 15th 
    • Attended a performance by Windsor and Eton Opera of "Carmen" by Georges Bizet at the Farrer Theatre

    Upcoming Engagements:

    25th - 27th 
    • Attend New Forest Agricultural Show


    Autumn (Unconfirmed) 


    Saturday  12th - (Unconfirmed) 
    • Festival of Remembrance 
    Sunday  13th - (Unconfirmed) 
    • Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.



    Past Months:
    January (11)
    Tuesday 12th
    • Received General Sir Nicholas Carter, head of the British Army.  
      • With Edward
    Wednesday 13th
    • Attend Lunch for the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers at Wax Chandlers's Hall in London
    Tuesday 19th 
    Wednesday 20th 
    • Attended the Memorial Service for the Lord Montagu of Beaulieu at Westminster Abbey 
    Friday 22nd
      Tuesday 26th
        Wednesday 27th
        • Attend Service of Thanksgiving for Mr Sebastian de Ferranti which at Church of the Immaculate Conception in London
        Thursday 28th
        February (17)
        Tuesday 2nd
        Wednesday 3rd 
        • Attend the Ski Championships in Meribel, France for patronage Combined Services Winter Sports Association.
        • Attended Combined Services Winter Sports Association Tenth Anniversary Celebration.
        • Attended a Dinner at l'Orée du Bois Hotel, in Meribel.
        Thursday 4th
        • Attend the Ski Championships in Meribel, France for patronage Combined Services Winter Sports Association.
        • Attended the President's Lunch at the Coeur du Cristal Restaurant.
        • Attended a Dinner at l'Orée du Bois Hotel, in Meribel.
        Tuesday 9th 
        Wednesday 10th

        Tuesday 23rd 
        Wednesday 24th 
        Thursday 25th 
        • Attend the AGM and Board Meeting at Combermere Abbey,  in Whitchurch for Cheshire Agricultural Society
        Monday 29th 
        March (25)

        Wednesday 2nd 
        Thursday 3rd - Bahamas 
        • Meet the Governor General of the Bahamas at Government House (Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award)
          • Attended lunch
        • Visit Garvin Tynes Primary School Centre for Austism
        • Attended a Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Hearing Centre of the Bahamas.
        • Attend a Governor- General's Youth Award Reception and Dinner at Queen's College (Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award)
        • Attended dinner at the Royal Nassau Sailing Club
        Friday 4th - Bahama
        Saturday 5th - Palm Beach, USA
        Sunday 6th - Cayman Islands
        • Visit the Little Cayman Research Centre
        • Attended Dinner at the Southern Cross Club
        Monday 7th - Cayman Islands
        Monday 14th 
        • Visit Bearwood Primary School in Wokingham.
        Tuesday 15th 
        Thursday 17th 
        Monday 21st 
        • Held a meeting for Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (Colonel-in-Chief)
        Tuesday 22nd
        Wednesday 23rd
        (Sunday 27th: "Our Queen at 90" Documentary airs)

        April (18)
        Monday 11th 
        • Attended Dinner Party hosted by the Queen at Windsor Castle
          • With Philip, Andrew and Edward
        Wednesday 13th 
        Thursday 14th 
        • Visit Bristol, Clifton and West of England Zoological Society Limited 
          • With Edward (Patron), Louise and James
        • Visit Wild Place Project to open The Mahali Pori Exhibit 
          • With Edward, Louise and James
        Saturday 16th 
        • Opens new Girlguiding Head Office at 17-19 Buckingham Palace Road in London
          • With Louise
        Tuesday 19th 
        • Visit the Chorister School in Durham,
        Wednesday 20th - Northumberland
        •  Open new Play Area at Gordon Villas
        •  Attend a Tea Party to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday at Isabella Community Centre
        • Visit the Coquet Shorebase Trust 
        • Visit the Amble Harbour Village
        • Visit the Blyth Tall Ship project
        • Visit the 'Big Story' Exhibition at Hexham Abbey
        • Visit the Pride of Northumbria Shop
        Monday 25th
        Wednesday 27th
        • Visit the Lighthouse Specialist Centre for Deaf Children at Guildford Grove Primary School
        • Visit the Park School in Woking
        Thursday 28th
        May (22)
        Wednesday 4th 
        • Held a Meeting at Buckingham Palace
        • Chair a Charities Forum at Buckingham Palace
        Thursday 5th 
        • Attend the RAF Wittering 100th Anniversary Dinner at  RAF Wittering (Honorary Air Commodore)
        Monday 9th
        Tuesday 10th
        Wednesday 11th 
        Thursday 12th 
        • Attends a Church Service at Ascot Priory Church for International Nurse Day
          • Reception afterwards
        Friday  13th
        • Attend Pageant to Celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday at Windsor Castle. 
        Sunday 15th 
        • Attend Pageant to Celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday at Windsor Castle. 
        Monday 16th 

        • Attended Reception at Buckingham Palace for young people who have achieved the The Duke of Edinburgh's Award's Gold Standard to mark the Award's Diamond Anniversary

        Tuesday 17th 
        • Host 60th Anniversary Dinner for National Youth Theatre of Great Britain 
          • With Edward (Patron)
        Thursday 19th 
        • Visit Cogges Manor Farm in Witney
        • Open a Licensed Victuallers School in Oxford
        Friday 20th 
        • Visit New College Worcester
        •  Attend a Garden Party at Hagley Hall to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Midlands Air Ambulance Service
        Monday 23rd 
        • Attend the Mentoring Foundation 2016 Colloquium
        • RHS Chelsea Flower Show 
          Wednesday 25th
          • Visit the Defence Medical Welfare Service in Hampshire
          Thursday 26th 
          June (27)
          Tuesday 7th 
          Thursday 9th 
          • Attended a Gala Dinner to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Stoke Park Golf and Country Club, in Buckinghamshire
          Friday 10th
          • Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral for Queen's 90th Birthday
            • Attend Reception at Guild Hall
          • Held a Meeting at Buckingham Palace for ChildLine
          Saturday 11th 
          • Trooping the Colours - Queen's Official Birthday 
            • The Coldstream Guards Colour will be trooping
          Sunday 12th
          • Patron's Lunch on The Mall in St James’s Park
          Monday 13th 
          •   Order of the Garter Service  at Windsor Castle
          Tuesday 14th   
          • Attend Royal Ascot

            Wednesday 15th   
            • Attend Royal Ascot
            Thursday 16th   
            • Attend Royal Ascot
              Tuesday 21st - Canada 
              Wednesday 22nd - Canada
              •  Visited the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
                • Attend Reception
              • Attended a Lunch given by Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba and the Premier of Manitoba (the Hon. Brian Pallister) at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
              • Visit Deer Lodge Veterans Hospital
                • Attended Reception
              • Attended a Dinner at the Conexus Arts Centre to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of Globe Theatre
                • Attended a Performance
              Thursday 23rd - Canada
              • Attended a Reception at Government House for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
              • Viewed an exhibition to mark the One Hundred and Twenty Fifth Anniversary of Government House in Regina 
                • Attended lunch with the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
              • Attended a Meeting of Saskatchewan Women in Leadership at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Centre
              • Attended a Regimental Dinner  for the South Alberta Light Horse at Government House
              Friday 24th - Canada
              • Held a Meeting at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald for the South Alberta Light Horse regiment.
              • Attended a Dedication Ceremony at Light Horse Park
              • Visited wildfire affected communities in Wood Buffalo
              • Attended a Reception given by the Government of Alberta at the Studio Bell home of the National Music Centre
              Friday 29th 
              • Attended the Funeral of Sir Brian McGrath at St. Barnabas Church
              • Visited Kneller Hall
              Saturday 30th 
              •  Held a lunch for Films without Borders at Bagshot Park
              • Attended a royal concert "Queen & Country" in honour of HM The Queen's 90th birthday at  Fairfield Halls in Croydon.


              1. Hello Have you ever written a letter to HRH The Duchess of Kent? It is my fovourite member of the British Royal Family. Last week I got a response. I am really happy.

                1. I haven't ever written to the Duchess of Kent, I did write to the Duke of Kent for his birthday in October. I don't think I ever made a post about the reply.