Friday, 1 January 2016

Duchess Camilla - Official Engagements (2016)


Camilla's current count is 223 engagements for 2016. 
143 + (37) Tour of Western Balkan + (11) Tour of Northern Ireland and Ireland + (32) Tour of Middle East

January (7)
Thursday 21st 
  • Visit University of Aberdeen (Chancellor) in Aberdeen, Scotland 
    • Meet staff, students and children
    • Open Rocking Horse Nursery
      • Unveil Plaque 
    •  Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
      • Learning about the University's research
  • Present The Guild of the City of Aberdeen with their new Coat of Arms at Sir Duncan Rice library. 
Tuesday 26th 
  • Held a Recital by Mr. Derek Paravicini at St. James's Palace, followed by a Reception at Clarence House for Amber Trust
Wednesday 27th 
  • Attend reception for SafeLives at the Foundry in London.
    • Watch a presentation on the effects of domestic abuse
    • Meet beneficiaries and supporters
  • Gave reception for Big Lunch at Clarence House
  • Attended reception for National Osteoporosis Society 
    • Meet with Chairman, Kate Tompkins and Chief Executive, Claire Severgnini
Thursday 28th 
  • visit Wilton's Music Hall to 
    • Meet historians and architects involved in the venue's recent restoration project, Along with volunteers, staff and beneficiaries.
    • Watch a small selection of music hall acts 
    • With Charles
February (20)
Tuesday 2nd 
  • Attend dinner and reception for British Asian Trust, at Natural History Museum in London
    • With Charles (President)
Wednesday 3rd 
  • Visit National Literacy Trust in Peterborough, England.
    • Visit Boots Opticians to learn about their with National Literacy Trust to highlight the links between eye health and literacy
    • Attend a reception for volunteers, supporters and partners at Peterborough Town Hall
    • Attend a literature festival at Peterborough Cathedral
      • Meet children from National Literacy Trust
Thursday 4th 
  • Attend reception for Poppy Factory to mark the fact that the charity has now placed 500 wounded, sick and disabled veterans into employment.
  • Visited HM Prison Brixton in London for her patronage National Literacy Trust
Tuesday 9th 
  • Officially open the new school building at Forest & Sandridge Church of England Primary School, in Wiltshire 
  • Visit Prospect Hospice's Outreach Centre at Savernake Hospital Marlborough, in Wiltshire.
  • Meet staff, patients and donors 
Wednesday 10th 
  • Visit Royal Trinity Hospice in London to launch their 125th Anniversary campaign 
    • Meet staff, volunteers, patients and their families
    • attended a Trinity Hospice Dinner at St. James's Palace
Thursday 11th 
  • Visit University of Southampton in Southampton.
    • Awarded an Honorary Doctorate
    • Attend a celebratory reception
    • Give Speech 
Tuesday 16th 
  • Visited the Imagine Children's Festival and Roald Dahl 100 at South Bank Centre in London
  • Received Surgeon General Alasdair Walker upon relinquishing his appointment as Medical Director General (Naval) and Surgeon Commodore Peter Buxton upon assuming the appointment. (Royal Naval Medical Services)
Wednesday 17th 
  • Received Miss Ruth Powys (Chief Executive) and Miss Mary Powys (Director of Philanthropy) and Mr. Shaun Lynn (President, BGC Partners) and Mr. Sean Windeatt (Chief Operating Officer) of Elephant Family.
Thursday 18th
  • Visit the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
    • With Charles, Patron of Macmillan Cancer Support
    • Meet patients and staff 
  • Visit the Harrogate International Festival at The Royal Hall in Harrogate to mark its 50th anniversary year.
    • With Charles, Patron of Harrogate International Festival.
    • Meet Suporters
    • Attend short musical performance
  • Visit The New Inn, in the village of Stamford Bridge which was affected by the recent floods.
    • With Charles
  • Visit Taylors of Harrogate at family owned Tea and Coffee shop at Plumpton Park in Harrogate.
    • with Charles
Tuesday 23rd 
  • Visited the Holocaust Survivors' Centre in London 
  • Visit Queen's Gate School, in its 125th Anniversary year
    • Open the new science laboratories.
    • Tour the school facilities 
    • Meet with pupils and staff
Wednesday 24th
  • Visit Islington Central Library in London. (National Literacy Trust & Book Trust)
  • Attend a reception for Friends of the National Libraries at Lambeth Palace Library in London.
    • With Charles (Patron) 
Thursday 25th 
  • Presented The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education at Buckingham Palace
    • Held a reception
    • With Charles 
March (2 + Tour)
Monday 8th 
  • Received Ms. Virginia Lunn upon assuming the appointment as Chief Executive of Beanstalk
Wednesday 10th 
  • Host WOW reception at Clarence House
14th -19th
  •  Royal Tour of Western Balkans - (37 engagements)
(Sunday 27th: "Our Queen at 90" Documentary airs)

April (9)
Thursday 21st   - Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday
  • Light a beacon on The Long Walk to celebrate Her Majesty's birthday
    • With Queen, Philip, and Charles
Saturday 23rd
  • Attend Shakespeare Live! by Royal Shakespeare Company to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death at the  Royal Shakespeare Theatre
    • With Charles, President of  Royal Shakespeare Company 


Tuesday 26th - Manchester
  • Visit the St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) to mark its 30th anniversary 
    • Meet staff and partners who provide support for victims of sexual abuse
  • Visit Big Manchester Project for Barnardo's 150th anniversary year
    •  Meet staff, and families
    • Learn more about the charities work to address the impact of domestic abuse, parental mental health issues and/or substance abuse on children aged 5 -11
  • Officially open the Maggie's first cancer support centre in Manchester
    • Meet staff, supporter, and people who have used Maggies
Wednesday 27th 
Thursday 28th 
May (15 + Tour)
Tuesday 3rd
  • Attend Service of Thanksgiving for Lord Howe of Aberavon CH at St. Margaret's Church in London
Wednesday 4th
  • Attended Reception at Canada House
    • Viewed recent restoration work
  • Visit The London Chamber Orchestra 
    • Attend a rehearsal
    • Meet Children involved in 'Music Junction'
  • Host British Oscar Winners at St. James Palace
    • With Charles
Thursday 5th 
  • Received Mrs. Jenny KilBride upon relinquishing her appointment as Chairman and Mr. Nicholas Pinks upon assuming the appointment. (Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft)
Friday 6th 
  • Join the judging panel as an Honorary Judge for BBC Radio 2's 500 Words creative writing competition at BBC Radio 2  in London
Sunday 8th 
Monday 9th 
Tuesday 10th 
  • Attend a Service at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square in support of the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association
    • Meet association members and their guests at a tea party at St James Palace
    • With Prince Charles (President)
Thursday 12th 
  • Host Garden Party for Barnardo to mark their 150th Anniversary
    • With Princess Alexandra, and Duchess of Gloucester 
    • Received Chief Executive of Barnardo, Mr. Javed Khan 
Tuesday 17th 
  • Attend a reception to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Emmaus, at the French Ambassador's Residence
Wednesday 18th 
  • State Opening of Parliament 
  • Received Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui who is new Ambassador from the Kingdom of Morocco
    • Also received Mr. Reza Esfandiari
Thursday 19th 
  • Garden Party at Buckingham Palace
23rd - 25th 
  • Royal Tour of Northern Ireland and Ireland (11 engagements)
Friday 27th 
  • Attended the live broadcast of the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show's 500 Words Final at Shakespeare's Globe
June (20)
Tuesday 7th 
  • Open the National Assembly for Wales at the Senedd, in Cardiff
    • With Queen, Philip, Charles
  • Attend a reception for Assembly Members at The Wales Millennium Centre
Thursday 9th 
  • Attend Privy Council meeting
    • Become member
Friday 10th 
  • Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral
    • For Queen's 90th Birthday
  • Attend Commonwealth Governors-General to Luncheon at Buckingham Palace
Saturday 11th
  • Trooping the Colours - Queen's Official Birthday 
    • The Coldstream Guards Colour will be trooping
Sunday 12th 
Monday 13th
  •   Order of the Garter Service  at Windsor Castle
Tuesday 14th 
  •   Royal Ascot
Wednesday 15th 
  •  Royal Ascot
  •  Host Dinner at St. James's Palace for The Prince of Wales' Charitable Foundation
Friday 17th 
  •   Royal Ascot
Saturday 18th 
  •   Royal Ascot
Tuesday 21st 
  • Visited the "Clò Mòr - Harris to Paris" Exhibition, part of the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival, at Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Wednesday 22nd
  • Visit Winton House Pencaitland to commemorate the 85th anniversary of Scotland's Gardens
  • Attend the Dumfries House Future Textiles Sewing Bee Challenge
  • Attend the Dumfries House Dog Show
Thursday 23rd 
  • Visit  the National Piping Centre
Wednesday 29th 
  • Attend the 154th Royal Norfolk Show at Norfolk Showground
Thursday 30th 
July (31)
      (June 30-July 7th missing for Royal.UK's Court Circular, so I may be missing a few engagements.)
      Friday 1st
      • Attend the national commemorative event to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Memorial
        • With Charles, William, Catherine, Harry, & Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
      • Attend a ceremony to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme at the Ulster Memorial Tower
        • With Charles, & Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
      • Attend a ceremony of remembrance hosted by the Government of Canada to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
        • With Charles, & Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
      • Visit Carnoy Military Cemetery
        • With Charles, & Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
        • Lay flowers at the grave of her Great Uncle, Captain Harry Cubitt, who was killed during the Battle of the Somme while serving with the Coldstream Guards
      Tuesday 5th  - Wales Week
      • Visit Aberdaron, meeting residents and touring the village
        • Visit St Hywyn's Church, the fish and chip shop and the bakery
      • Open the new extension to South Caernarfon Creameries
        • Tour the site
        • Meet staff and members of the co-operative
      • Visit Criccieth, Gwynedd
      Wednesday 6th - Wales Week
      •  Visit Pontypridd Lido 
        • Tour the newly refurbished site
        • Meeting local people who use it
        • Attend reception
      • Attend creative writing workshop at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre in Cardiff
        • Watching Roald Dahl inspired performances
      • Host a Roald Dahl inspired entertainment evening at Llwynywermod
        • Performances by Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
      Thursday 7th 
      • Visited Talgarth Mill  
        • Learning about how bread is made on site 
        • Meet staff and volunteers in the café
      • Viewed a demonstration by Welsh Hill Ponies 
        • Attended reception 
        • Tour stable
      • Visited Emmaus South Wales
      Tuesday 12th 
      • Held a Reception to mark the National Osteoporosis Society's Thirtieth Anniversary at Clarence House
        • Presented The Duchess of Cornwall Award
        • Give Speech 
      • Visited the Big Friendly Giant Dream Jar Trail in St. James's Park
        • Saw her dream jar
        • Meet school children from Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
      • Received Colonel Lawrence Stevenson (Honorary Colonel), Lieutenant Colonel Lionel Goffart (Honorary Lieutenant Colonel) and Lieutenant Colonel Sandi Banerjee (Commanding Officer) of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
      Wednesday 13th 
      • Received Mr. Andrew Finding upon relinquishing his appointment as Chief Executive of the British Equestrian Federation and Mrs. Clare Salmon upon assuming the appointment
      Thursday 14th 
      • Held a Reception at Clarence House for supporters of victims of domestic abuse and those who work towards its prevention
      • Visited the Commonwealth Women Leaders' Summit at Marlborough House
      Monday 18th
      • Visited St. Johns Hall
      • Visited the Minack Theatre Trust
      • Visited the English Heritage Blue Plaques Centre
      • Attended a Reception to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of the Lord-Lieutenant's Fund for Youth at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery
      Tuesday 19th 
      • Attended a Reception for the cast and crew of the television series "Doc Martin" at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw
      • Attended Taste of the West's Twenty Fifth Anniversary Food Fair 
      • Attended a Reception for the Ideas Foundation
      • Attended a Service of Thanksgiving to mark Children's Hospice South West's Twenty Fifth Anniversary in Exeter Cathedral
      Wednesday 20th 
      • Opened the new BBC South West headquarters at Broadcasting House in Plymouth
      Tuesday 26th 
      • Visited the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, in Brockenhurst
        • Viewed a commemorative stained-glass window honouring those connected to the First World War hospital
      • Opened the Poppy Pods at the Tile Barn Outdoor Centre in Brockenhurst
      Wednesday 27th 
      • Visited Sandringham Flower Show
      August (1)

      Friday 26th 
      • Visited Upper Deeside Art Society's Annual Exhibition at Victoria Hall in Aberdeenshire.
      September (6)
      Tuesday 6th
      • Attend a Royal Mail reception to mark the 500th anniversary of the postal service
        • Meet Postmen & Women
        • Unveil a replica of an original Penfold postbox
      • Host a tea for veterans, widows and members of the Battle of Britain Fighter Association
      Wednesday 7th
      • Visit the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to officially open the new Veterinary Hospital and Centre of Excellence
        •  Meet staff, volunteers and supporters
      • Received Commander Gareth Jenkins upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer of HMS ASTUTE and Commander Neil Botting upon assuming the appointment.
      Thursday 8th
      • Meet Podiatrists and patients at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (The College of Podiatry)
      • Visited the National Headquarters of Refuge
      October (10)
      Tuesday 11th
      • Visit the sites of the new restaurant and Highgrove Shop in Ballater, Scotland to support Charles' flood appeal and the Dumfries House Outreach Program 
        • With Charles
      Wednesday 19th 
      • Attended a Dinner for Fulham Palace Trust at Fulham Palace
      Thursday 20th 
      • Celebrate the 175th anniversary of Swindon by naming Sir Daniel Gooch Place at Swindon Railway Station
      • Meet the Chief Executive of Swindon Borough Council to view regeneration plans for the town at the Civic Offices
      • Visited Hereford Garrison
      Friday 21st 
      • Attend  the Wells Festival of Literature at The Bishop's Palace (Beanstalk)
      Tuesday 25th 
      • Attend annual Man Booker Prize at Guildhall
      Wednesday 26th 
      • Held a Reception at Buckingham Palace for The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition. 
      • Attend  reception to celebrate Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's 30th anniversary.  
        • Meet longstanding supporters and volunteers at Guildhall
        • Gave Speech 
      Thursday 27th 
      • Visit Queen Mother Square in Dorchester
        • With Queen, Philip & Charles
        • Open Duchess of Cornwall inn
      November (14)
      Tuesday 1st 
      • Welcomed President Santos and Mrs. Santos at Rosewood London Hotel
      • Attend official welcome at Horse Guard parade
      • Have tea with President Santos, Mrs. Santos and family at Clarence House
      • Attend Colombia State Banquet
      5th - 11th 
      Saturday  12th
      • Festival of Remembrance 
      Sunday  13th
      • Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London
      Tuesday 22nd
      Wednesday 23rd 
      • Held a Dinner at Buckingham Palace for the White Ensign Association
      Thursday 24th 
      • Visited 4th Battalion The Rifles at New Normandy Barracks in Aldershot
      • Re-opened Piam Brown Children's Specialist Cancer Ward at University Hospital in Southampton
      Monday 28th 
      • Attend the Memorial Service for Duke of Westminster at Chester Cathedral
        • Represented the Queen
      Tuesday 27th 
      • Visited the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. 
      • Visited King's College Chapel in Cambridge. 
      • Visited Emmaus Cambridge in Landbeach

      December (8)
      Tuesday 6th 
      • Attend Royal Variety Performance 
      Thursday 8th 
      • Received Commander Gareth Jenkins (previously Commanding Officer, HMS ASTUTE).
      • Attended Annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace
      Tuesday 13th
      • Attend a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the announcement of the Woman's Hour 70th Anniversary Power List
      Wednesday 14th 
      • Host Christmas Tree decorating party at Clarance House with children from Helen & Douglas House and Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.
      • Received Group Captain Adrian Burns upon relinquishing his appointment as Station Commander and Group Captain James Brayshaw upon assuming the appointment.
      Thursday 15th 
      • Attended the London International Horse Show at Olympia
      Friday 16th
      • Represent  The Queen at The Sovereign's Parade, taking place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

      (20th: Queen's Annual Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace)

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