Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Prince William - Official Engagements (2017)

William's current count is 38 engagements for 2017. 

(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.

**Past months at bottom of the page **

Wednesday 5th 
  •  Attend Service of Hope for Westminster Attack at Westminster Abbey
    • With Kate and Harry
Friday 7th 
  • Attend Service of Thanksgiving for Lord Snowdon at St. Margret's Church at Westminister Abbey
Sunday 9th 
  • Attend ceremony for 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France 
    • With Charles and Harry
Tuesday 18th 
  • Attend the screening of the BBC's documentary 'Mind over Marathon' at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Wednesday 19th 
  • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
  • Attend  reception for the South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership
Thursday 20th 
  • Officially open The Global Academy in support of Head's Together
    • With William & Harry 
Friday 21st 

Sunday 23rd
Upcoming Engagements:
Saturday 13th 
  • "Party at the Palace" tea party at Buckingham Palace for children of those who have died serving in the Armed Forces 
    • With Catherine and Harry
Thursday 18th 
  • Diana Award's Legacy Awards Ceremony at St. James Palace
(Saturday 20th: Attend Pippa Middleton & James Matthew's Wedding)

Monday 22nd (Unconfirmed)
  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show
    • With Royal Family
Various Dates - (Unconfirmed)

Saturday 10th 
  • Attend The Colonel’s Review with the Royal Colonel Irish Guards at Horse Guard Parade
Saturday 17th
  • Trooping the Colours - Queen's Official Birthday 
    • The Irish Guards will be trooping
 Monday 19th 
  •   Order of the Garter Service at Windsor Castle
Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th - (Unconfirmed)
  • Attend Royal Ascot 
    • Present Duke of Cambridge's Stakes
(Wednesday 21st: 35th Birthday)

June 27-July 10 - (Unconfirmed)
  • Attend the Championships, Wimbledon at All England Club
Dates Not Yet Announced
  • Visit Poland and Germany



      Saturday  10th - (Unconfirmed) 
      • Festival of Remembrance 
      Sunday  11th - (Unconfirmed) 
      • Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.
      Tusk Trust Conservation Award (Unconfirmed) 

      The Charities Forum's Bi-Annual Meeting  (Unconfirmed) 
      Attended the Autumn Dinner of the Royal Foundation

      Date Not Yet Announced 
      • Royal Variety Performance  (Unconfirmed) 
      • Attend Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace (Unconfirmed) 
      • Annual Christmas Carol Service for Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund (Unconfirmed) 

      ******* Past Months *******

      January (4)
      Tuesday 10th 
      Wednesday 11th 
      • Visit Child Bereavement UK Centre in Stratford, to marks their one year anniversary. 
        • Meet with professionals, volunteers, and families 
        • Attend support session
        • With Kate
      Tuesday 17th 
      February (10)
      Sunday 5th
      • Attend training day for runners taking part in the 2017 London Marathon (Head's Together) at  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
        • With Kate and Harry
      Monday 6th 
      Sunday 12th
      • Attend BAFTA awards
        • With Kate
      Monday 13th 
      Wednesday 15th 
      • Received Mr Michael France, Chairman of Mountain Rescue Council of England & Wales
      Monday 27th 
      •  Attend reception at Buckingham Palace to launch 2017 UK-India Year of Culture
        • With Queen, Philip, Kate and Royal Family
      Tuesday 18th 
      • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
      • Attended a Dinner at Thomas Goode and Co Ltd for Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre
      March (17)
      Wednesday 1st 
      • Officially launch SkillForce's new award programme, The Prince William Award (PWA), while visiting a primary school in Wales
      • Attend LandAid Gala Dinner at Guildhall
      Thursday 2nd
      • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
      • Received Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Turner upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer and Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Palmer upon assuming the appointment (Irish Guards)
      Thursday 9th 
      • Attend Service of Dedication at Horse Guards Parade for the Iraq Afghanistan Memorial
        • Reception afterwords
        • with Queen & Royal family
        Friday 17th - Paris, France
        • Attend Irish Guard's St. Patricks Day Parade
        • Meet with French President François Hollande at the Élysée Palace 
        • Attend Reception at Ambassadors Residence to launch "Les Voisins"
        • Attend Gala at Ambassador's Residence
        Saturday 18th - Paris, France
        • Visit  Les Invalides 
          • Meet with Victims of the Paris Terror Attacks
        • Visit Musée d'Orsay 
          • Tour  Impressionists Gallery
        • Attend  "Les Voisins in Action" program at the Trocadéro 
          • Meet British and French children from @BritishCouncil programs
        • Attend France vs Wales Six Nations Rugby Match at Stade de France
        Tuesday 28th 
        • Received the Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
        Wednesday 29th 
        Thursday 30th 
        • Visited victims of the Westminister Attack at Guy’s, St Thomas
        • Visit London Ambulance to meet ambulance staff and control room staff who worked during Westminister Attack 


        1. So you are counting William's unofficial/private visits on March 30th, but not Harry's official 3 not 2 visits on February 21st.

          1. Yes.
            For William's March 30th, just because there wasn't media there doesn't mean it was not an "official duty." There are a lot of "private" official engagements. William was definitely there in an official capacity as a Royal. I know it wasn't listed on the CC. But I don't particularly follow the CC as it's not the most consistent or as I feel the most accurate representation of duties. I.e. Prince Charles visit to the King's College Hospital to meet the victims of the Westminister attack a few days earlier was included in the CC. And William's visit wasn't any different from Charles.

            This was separated as two engagements, as William was visiting two different organizations at two locations.

            I am counting all of what Harry did on Feb 21st, I just saw it as 2 engagements, not 3. The heads together part was sort of a 2 part engagement (a thing & then a reception afterward). It had the same group of organizations, same people attending, and both were about the same project. So it was counted as one.

          2. No it wasn't. He attended a trainings day for HT which was with different people and at a different place as the charity day at Virgin Money.

          3. Different locations doesn't mean much. Royals often have engagements where they do things in 2 different places. Especially when you have something outside and a reception inside. I've seen royals travel to 3, 4, or 5 locations during an engagement.

            You also have cases where a Royal will have multiple engagements at the same place. Think of Prince Harry's trip to the University of Bath last week where he met with Invictus Games and the Rugby Union's Injured Players Foundation.

            The real question is not how many locations, but what are they doing there. And since the 2 parts were all about the Head's Together competing in the Virgin Money London Marathon, in which Head's Together is their charity of the years. I don't know how you can say he was doing two different things.

            And the two parts had the same organizations and a lot of the same people. Head's Together & Virgin Money aren't two separate things. Virgin Money is a founding partner of Head's Together. And Head's Together is the charity of the Virgin Money London Marathon. And there were literally the same people at both events. A number of the runners and staff from part one came to the reception. Yeah it was two locations, but it had to be. You couldn't very well have people training for a marathon at the Virgin Money headquarters, and you couldn't hold a reception outside in February, especially not on a bridge.