Thursday, 4 May 2017

Prince Philip Official Engagements (May - December 2017)

Number of engagements since retirement announcement - 13

May 4th, Prince Philip announced he is officially retiring from full-time royal duties in August. Until then, he will continue with his scheduled engagements.

Like usual, some engagements are not announced in advance, or have not been announced yet. So don't take this as a complete list of everything he will do before retirement.

After he retires in August, he will still do the occasional royal engagement. We don't know exactly what that would look like; We have marked engagements we think he might possibly attend as (Possible).

(Possible) -  Not Confirmed or 100% Expected, but are events we think he might possibly attend

**Past months at bottom of the page **
(3 events in May before the announcement)
Thursday 4th 
  •  Attend a Service for Members of the Order of Merit at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace
    • Host a luncheon
    • With the Queen
Tuesday 9th 
  •  Visit Pangbourne College, Pangbourne, Reading, Berkshire, to celebrate its Centenary
    • With the Queen
Sunday 14th
  •  Present the prizes for the DAKS Challenge Trophy, at the Royal Windsor Horse Show?
Monday 15th 
  • Received a delegation from the Canadian Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Charter for Business.
  • Attend the President's Dinner for Chartered Management Institute at Banqueting House, in Whitehall
Tuesday 16th 
  • Attend Buckingham Palace Garden Party
    • With Queen and Royal Family 
Wednesday 17th 
  • Attend the Cormorant Club's 70th anniversary Reception, at the Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall
Thursday 18th 
  •  Attend a Dinner marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of Pakistan, at Mansion House
Friday 19th 
  • Host Dinner at Frogmore House for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Sunday 21st 
  • Attend the Regimental Remembrance Service for Grenadier Guards at the Guards Chapel, at Wellington Barracks
Monday 22nd 
  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show
    • With Queen and  Royal Family
  • Hold a Regimental Council Meeting for Grenadier Guards at Buckingham Palace
  • Attend the First Guards Club Dinner or Grenadier Guards at the Cavalry and Guards Club in London
Upcoming Engagements:
Tuesday 23rd 
  • Attend Buckingham Palace Garden Party
    • With Queen and Royal Family 
Wednesday 24th 
  • Hold Receptions for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Buckingham Palace.
    • With Edward and Sophie
  • Attend a Service at St. Paul's Cathedral to celebrate the Centenary of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Thursday 25th 
  • Hold Receptions for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Hillsborough Castle.
Tuesday 30th 
  •  Hold a Reception at St. James's Palace for the Air League
Wednesday 31st 
  • Hold an afternoon Reception at Buckingham Palace for London Youth charity
Thursday 1st 
  • Attend Buckingham Palace Garden Party
    • With Queen and Royal Family 
Wednesday 7th 
  • Hold a Reception at The Queen's Gallery, at Buckingham Palace for Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Thursday 8th 
  •  Attend a Dinner at 1 Great George Street in London for Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers
Tuesday 13th 
  • Attend Evensong at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace to celebrate the Centenary of the Companions of Honour
    • With Queen 
Wednesday 14th 
  • Hold a Reception to mark its 80th anniversary of Plan International UK at Buckingham Palace.
Friday 16th 
  • Hold the Senior Colonel's Conference for Grenadier Guards at Buckingham Palace.
Saturday 17th
  • Trooping the Colours - Queen's Official Birthday 
    • The Irish Guards will be trooping
Monday 19th 
  •   State Opening of Parliament 
Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th - (Unconfirmed)
  • Attend Royal Ascot 
Tuesday 27th 
  • Present The Prince Philip Award for Contributions to Zoology, at ZSL London Zoo
Friday 30th 
  • Attend a dinner at the Visitor Centre Restaurant at Sandringham House, for The Coaching Club 
Monday 3rd 
  • Attend a Reception to mark the 50th anniversary of the Prince Philip Prize, at Trades Hall in Glasgow.
Tuesday 4th
  • Attend Buckingham Palace Garden Party
    • With Queen and Royal Family 
Thursday 6th 
  • Hold Receptions for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
12th -14th
  • Spain State Visit
Wednesday 12th 
  • Official Welcome at Horse Guard Parade
  • Lunch at Buckingham Palace
    • View Royal Collection
  • Attend State Banquet
Tuesday 18th 
  • Present awards at the Annual Meeting, at the Royal Geographical Society

      Prince Philip officially begins his retirement. 



      Date Not Yet Announced - (Possible) 
      • USA State Visit to the UK
      Saturday  10th - (Possible) 
      • Festival of Remembrance 
      Sunday  11th - (Possible) 
      • Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London
      Date Not Yet Announced 
      • Attend Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace (Possible) 

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