Friday, 15 September 2017

Writing a Letter of Condolence


A letter of condolence is a very sad thing to write. You write to the family, to send them your sympathies after the loss of a loved one.

I won't repeat the basics of writing to a Royal, as it is pretty much the same for all letters. You can find a lot of helpful info on that here. I will just go into the specifics of Letters of Condolences.

Who to write to?

Most of the time this is obvious. Usually, you send a letter of condolence to the closest living family member.

But sometimes it this can be difficult, you're not sure who the closest family member is, or aren't that familiar with the close family, they aren't a part of the immediate royal family, etc.

To figure out who to write to, ask yourself the following questions:
  • How is the media describing the person who has passed away? (Usually, the media, will say which royal they are related to. The headlines will say something like [Royal Name]'s Uncle/Brother/Cousin, [Person], passed away.
  • Who released a statement about the person's passing?
  • Who was mentioned in the obituary?
  • Who attended the funeral?
  • Who do you have an address for?
  • Who is a working Royal?
  • Who responds to letters?
  • etc.
Who you send your letters to, and where you send it, may affect if you get a reply and what you will get.

I usually send my letter of condolence to one person, and write at the beginning "I'm sending my condolences to you and your family".

If you are really stumped on who to send your letter of condolence to, you can always address your letter to "The Family of [person who passed away]."

When to write?

Don't feel like you need to write the minute you hear the news. Give yourself a few days to reflect, see what information is being released by the Palace, family, media, what people are saying, etc.

I think anytime within 2 weeks after the passing or shortly after the funeral is acceptable.

What to say?

Letters of condolences are best-kept brief, anywhere from a few lines to a page.

Things you might include in your letter:
  • Your condolences to the person you are writing to (and their family, friends, etc). 
  • How you felt when you hear the news
  • Your feeling towards that person who has passed away
    • Were they your favorite? Why?
    • What did you admire about them?
  • Share a favorite memory
    • How will you remember the person who has passed?
    • What were their best strengths or characteristics?
  • Let the family know they will be in your thoughts/prayers 
Handwrite vs. Typed?

There is this archaic rule that letters of condolences must be handwritten. This stemming from a time when people learned beautiful penmanship and typewriters were a new invention. If you have nice handwriting, I would strongly encourage you to handwrite your note. It makes it more beautiful and personal.

But if you don't have nice handwriting, and a typed letter is actually going to look nicer and be easier to read, then feel free to type it.

I've sent both handwritten and typed letters of condolence in the past. I usually handwrite the note if it is only a few lines. And will type the note if it's longer.

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Sweden State Opening of Parliament Speech - English Translation (2017)

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Speech given by King Carl Gustaf, 12th September 2017

Mr Speaker,
Honorary members of the Swedish Parliament.

"Public power must be exercised with respect for the equal value of all people and for the freedom and dignity of the individual." [Quoting Sweden's Consitution, 2010 revision]

So it is in the form of government; the basis describing how Sweden should be governed.

Our country has over ten million inhabitants; with varying backgrounds and experiences, and different dreams of the future. About one fifths are children and adolescents under 18 years of age. Almost as many have been born in another country and immigrated here, as children or as adults.

All of these individuals together form Sweden. It is them who you represent in the Riksdag's chamber [Parliment]. You are the foremost representatives of the people

It is a big task with a lot of responsibity. It requires courage and integrity. And it requires a good will to find constructive ways forward.

Mr Speaker, honorable Members of Parliament. Every era has its critical issues.

A hundred years ago, 1917, Europe was at war. Our country escaped the war, yet suffered a severe shortage of food and supplies. The following year, Spanish Flu [1918 influenza pandemic] came to Sweden. Thousands of Swedes, mostly young adults, were killed. Fifty years ago, at the end of the 1960s, the cold war was in full swing.

Today, we face new challenges - new threats to peace, security, welfare, health and the environment.

For example, a lot of us are concerned about the recent escalation of geopolitical tensions. Sweden's seat in the UN Security Council is an important opportunity for our country to contribute to peaceful solutions to world conflicts.

The challenges of our time are significant. There is no doubt about this. But it may be worth recalling that history gives reason for some optimism:

Peace has been exchanged.

Epidemics have been cured.

Prosperity has grown.

Human rights have been strengthened.

And as developments go forward, we are also approaching solutions to several of our crucial issues. Not least in the area of the environment. The question is no longer whether we can achieve a more sustainable development. But how we should go forward. How quickly, with the technology and at what cost. Against this background, there is every reason to view the future with confidence!

I began by quoting from our consitution. A keyword in that quote is "respect". It is also a good starting point for public discussion. Treating each other with respect, even when we think differently.

With these words I wish you all - elected representative of the Swedish people - power, courage and wisdom. This is because you will bring our nation forward to a development that is beneficial to everyone in Sweden.

Yes, to help everyone realize their various dreams.

I declare the 2017/2018 session of Parliament open.

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Prince William - Official Engagements (2018)

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Prince William's current count is 97 engagements for 2018.  
(77+ Royal Tour of Sweden & Norway(20))

(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.

June
Monday 4th 
  • Receive  Sir Keith Mills (Chairman of the Royal Foundation) 
Wednesday 6th - Isle of Man 
  • Visit the Joey Dunlop Foundation at Braddan Bridge House
  • Meet support staff and volunteers and attend a reception for guests from across the island at The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy 2018
Thursday 7th 
  • Meet the England squad at West Riding County Football Association as they prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Friday 8th 
  • Attend the Senior Colonels’ Conference and Dinner at Buckingham Palace.
Saturday 9th
  • Attend Trooping the Colours - Queen's Official Birthday 
    • 1st. Battalion Coldstream Guards will be trooping
Sunday 10th 
  • Play in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club in support of Royal Marsden Hospital & Centrepoint
Upcoming Engagements:
Friday 15th 
  • Host a dinner to thank supporters of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity at Buckingham Palace.
Monday 18th
  • Attend Order of Garter Service 
Tuesday 19th 
  • Attend 2018 International Business Festival 
    • Give Speech
  • Officially open James Place UK, a new centre for men experiencing suicidal crisis in Liverpool.
    19th-23rd - (Possible)
    • Attend Royal Ascot 
    (Wednesday 21st: 36th Birthday)
    24th-28th 
    Date Not Yet Announced
    • Royal Foundation Cyber Bullying Taskforce Meeting to check on 6-month progress of the Action Plan

    July
    2nd -15th - (Unconfirmed)
    • Attend the Championships, Wimbledon at All England Club
    6th  - (Unconfirmed)
    • Attend Order of Thistle Service
    10th - (Unconfirmed)
    • Service at Westminister Abbey for Royal Air Force centenary celebrations
    August
    Dates Not Yet Announced
    • Visit Israel, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
    September
    Dates Not Yet Announced
    • Launching a new Workplace Wellbeing Programme 
    October
    10th - 11th
    • Attend Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London
    (12th: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Wedding)
    ??
    • Tusk Trust Conservation Award (Unconfirmed) 

    November

    Saturday  10th - (Unconfirmed) 
    • Festival of Remembrance 
    Sunday  11th - (Unconfirmed) 
    • Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.
    Date Not Yet Announced
    • Royal Foundation Cyber Bullying Taskforce Meeting to check on 1-year progress of the Action Plan
    December
    Dates Not Yet Announced 

    ** Past Months **
    January (11)
    Tuesday 9th 
    • Received Colonel Tim Purdon upon relinquishing his appointment as Regimental Adjutan of the Irish Guards and Major Niall Hall upon assuming the appointment.
    Wednesday 10th
    • Visit the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust's facilities in Chelsea to view two pioneering robotic surgeries
    • Meet with the CALM zone staff, volunteers and supporters to support their new campaign the 'Best Man Project'
    Tuesday 16th 
    • Visit Coventry Cathedral
      • Tour Ruins
      • With Kate
    • Visit Coventry University 
      • Open the new Science and Health Building
      • With Kate
    • Visit the Positive Youth Foundation
      • With Kate
    Wednesday 17th 
    • Received an Honorary Fellowship at the Royal Society of Medicine
    Thursday 18th 
    • Vsiting Evelina London children's hospital to celebrate the national rollout of Step into Health, a programme for help veterans find work in the NHS
    • Attend a reception hosted by NHS Employers at Chandos House
    • Attended a Giants Club Dinner at Bridgewater House in London
    Tuesday 23rd 
    30th - Feb 2nd
    February (11 + Tour)
    Jan 30th - 2nd
    Monday 5th
    • Attend the UK Chamber of Shipping's Annual Dinner at the Park Lane Hilton
    Thursday 8th 
    • Visit Burlington Academy to attend School Assembly for Children’s Mental Health Week  and Safer Internet Day
    • Attend the Centrepoint Awards at Kensington Palace
    Friday 9th 
    • Attended the United Kingdom Search and Rescue Conference at the National Exhibition Centre
    Sunday 18th 
    • Attend BAFTA Awards at the Royal Albert Hall
      • With Kate
    Monday 19th 
    • Received Miss Jennifer Price (Chief Executive, Sport England)
    Tuesday 20th 
    • Visit MIRA Technology Park in Warwickshire
    • Visit Triumph Motorcyles Ltd
    Wednesday 21st 
    • Visit The Fire Station, one of Sunderland’s most iconic buildings, recently converted into a music and arts hub
      • with Kate
    • Northern Spire, an ambitious and striking new bridge over the River Wear, due to open in spring 2018
      • with Kate
    Wednesday 28th
    • Take part in the first annual Royal Foundation Forum showcasing the programmes run or initiated by The Royal Foundation
            March (18)
              Thursday 1st 
              • Attend the Workplace Wellbeing Conference at Unilever House
              • Attended a Dinner at Kensington Palace for Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre
              Friday 2nd 
              • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
              Tuesday 6th 
              • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
              • Attended a Reception at Kensington Palace for BAFTA
              Wednesday 7th 
              • Visit RAF Coningsby
              • Attend dinner at Clarence House for Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia's visit to the UK
              Thursday 8th 
              • Attended an internal launch of Mental Health Innovations at Phoenix Brewery
              • Held a Meeting at Buckingham Palace for United for Wildlife
              Monday 12th 
              • Attend Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey
                • With Royal Family 
              • Attend a reception on behalf of The Queen at Marlborough House
              Tuesday 13th 
              • Host a reception for winners of The Met Excellence Awards at Kensington Palace
              Saturday 17th 
              • Attend Irish Guard's St. Patricks Day Parade
              Monday 19th 
              • Received Sir Keith Mills, Chairman of the Royal Foundation
              Tuesday 20th 
              • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
              Wednesday 21st 
              • Attend a Child Bereavement UK Lunch at Annabel's
              Thursday 22nd 
              • Attend SportsAid event at the Copper Box in the Olympic Park
              • Help with preparations for a Commonwealth Big Lunch at St Luke's Community Centre

              April (15)
              Monday 16th -  Commonwealth Forums Day 1
              Tuesday 17th - Commonwealth Forums Day 2
              • Attend Joint Buiness & Youth Forum Session 
              • Received Vice-President of the United Republic of Tanzania
                • (The President of the United Republic of Tanzania is not attending CHOGM)
              • Received President of the Republic of Kenya
              Wednesday 18th - Commonwealth Forums Day 3
              • Received Prime Minister of Tuvalu
              • Received President of the Republic of Namibia
              • Received Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda
              • Received President of the Republic of Ghana
              • Received President of the Republic of Uganda
              Thursday 19th  - CHOGM  Day 1
              • Attend CHOGM formal opening at Buckingham Palace
                • With Queen & Royal Family
              • Attend CHOGM Banquet at Buckingham Palace
                • With Queen & Royal Family
              Friday 20th - CHOGM  Day 2
              • Attend Roundtable with African Foreign Ministers on Conservation and the Illegal Wildlife Trade
              Saturday 21st 
              • "Queen's Birthday Party" Concert at Royal Albert Hall
                • With Queen, & Royal Family
              (Monday 23rd: Prince Louis is born)
              Wednesday 25th 
              • Attend Anzac Day Service at Westminister Abbey
                • With Harry & Meghan 
              Thursday 26th 
              • Opened the new Greenhouse Centre
                • with Harry
              (Paternity Leave)

              May (15)
              Thursday 3rd
              •  Held a Dinner at Buckingham Palace for Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre
              Tuesday 8th 
              • Received Professor Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer)
              Wednesday 9th 
              • Officially open London Bridge Station and unveil a plaque
              Thursday 10th 
              • Visit Core Arts in London
              • Attended a Dinner at Headquarters Hereford Garrison
              Monday 14th 
              • Received Sir Keith Mills, Chairman of the Royal Foundation
              Tuesday 15th 
              • Join the crew of DIYSOS on a major project Ladbroke Grove to support people affected by the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower
              Wednesday 16th 
              • Attended a Meeting with representatives from the financial sector to agree to the formation of a Taskforce on Illegal Wildlife Trade (Royal Foundation)
              • Attended a Reception at St James’s Palace for the Royal Foundation
              (19th - Harry & Meghan's Wedding at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle!!!!!)

              Monday 21st 
              • Received Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach (Chief of the Defence Staff).
                Tuesday 22nd
                • Attend The Manchester Arena National Service of Commemoration marking one year since the attack on the Manchester Arena
                Thursday 24th 
                • Host Garden Party at Buckingham Palace for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards
                  • With Princess Eugenie & Prince Edward
                • Received Mrs Harriet Baldwin, MP, (Minister of State for Africa, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Minister of State, Department for International Development).
                  Thursday 31st
                  • Attend Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace
                  • Took the salute at Beating Retreat by the Massed Bands of the Royal Marines on Horse Guards Parade
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                  Duchess Kate - Official Engagements (2018)

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                  Duchess of Cambridge's current count of engagements for 2018:  47
                  (27 + Royal Tour of Sweden & Norway (20))

                  (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

                   June
                  Upcoming Engagements:
                  Saturday 9th
                  • Attend Trooping the Colours - Queen's Official Birthday 
                    • 1st. Battalion Coldstream Guards will be trooping
                    19th - 23rd - (Possible)
                    (Maternity Leave)
                      July
                      2nd - 15th (Unconfirmed) 
                      (Maternity Leave)
                        August
                          September


                          October
                          (12th: Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank Wedding)
                          Fall: 

                          November
                          Saturday 10th (Unconfirmed) 
                          • Attend Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall 
                          Sunday 11th (Unconfirmed) 
                          • Attend Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London
                          December
                          Date Not Yet Announced
                          • Attend Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace (Unconfirmed) 
                          ** Past Months **
                          January (9 + Tour)
                          (9th: Kate's 36th birthday)
                          Wednesday 10th
                          • Visit the Reach Academy Feltham, a school working in partnership with Kate's patronage Place2Be
                          Thursday 11th 
                          Tuesday 16th 
                          • Visit Coventry Cathedral
                            • Tour Ruins
                            • With William
                          • Visit Coventry University 
                            • Open the new Science and Health Building
                            • With William
                          • Visit the Positive Youth Foundation
                            • With William
                          Wednesday 17th 
                          • Visit Great Ormond Street Hospital to officially open the Mittal Children's Medical Centre, home to the new Premier Inn Clinical Building
                          • Visit Bond Primary School in Mitcham to see the work of the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative. (Wimbledon, AELTC)
                          Tuesday 23rd
                          •  Visit Roe Green Junior School and launch a new mental health project for young children
                            • Give speech.
                          Wednesday 24th 
                          • Visit The Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), and the Perinatal Service at Bethlem Royal Hospital to learn about their work with Maternal Mental Health
                            30th - Feb 2nd
                            February (9+ Tour)
                            Jan 30th - 2nd
                            Wednesday 7th 
                            • Open a new Action Addiction community-based treatment centre in Essex
                            Sunday 18th 
                            • Attend BAFTA Awards at the Royal Albert Hall
                              • With William
                            Monday 19th 
                            • Attend a Commonwealth Fashion Reception at Buckingham Palace
                              • With Countess Sophie
                            Wednesday 21st 
                            • Visit The Fire Station, one of Sunderland’s most iconic buildings, recently converted into a music and arts hub
                              • with William 
                            • Northern Spire, an ambitious and striking new bridge over the River Wear, due to open in spring 2018
                              • with William 
                            Tuesday 27th 
                            • Visit St Thomas' Hospital to officially launch Nursing Now 2020, a campaign to raise the profile and status of nursing worldwide
                            • Visit Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to learn more about the College's global health programmes.
                            Wednesday 28th 
                            • Take part in the first annual Royal Foundation Forum showcasing the programmes run or initiated by The Royal Foundation
                            • Visit the exhibition 'Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography' at the National Portrait Gallery
                            March (9)
                            Tuesday 6th 
                            • Visit Pegasus Primary School
                            Wednesday 7th 
                            • Officially open the new headquarters for her Patronage Place2Be in London
                            Monday 12th 
                            • Attend Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey
                              • With Royal Family 
                            Tuesday 13th 
                            • Received the Rt. Hon. Nicolas Gibb MP (Minister of State for School Standards)
                            • Held a Meeting for the Lawn Tennis Association, and All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
                            Saturday 17th 
                            • Attend Irish Guard's St. Patricks Day Parade
                            Wednesday 21st 
                            • Attend a symposium on early intervention for children and families. 
                              • Give Speech
                            Thursday 22nd 
                            • Attend SportsAid event at the Copper Box in the Olympic Park
                            • Help with preparations for a Commonwealth Big Lunch at St Luke's Community Centre
                            (Maternity Leave)
                              April (0)
                              (Maternity Leave)

                              May (0)
                              (19th - Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Wedding at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle)

                                (Maternity Leave)

                                Prince Harry - Official Engagements (2018)

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                                Prince Harry's current count is 59 engagements for 2018. 

                                (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

                                June
                                Thursday 7th 
                                • Attend Gala Dinner for OnSide Youth Zones at Kensington Palace
                                Friday 8th 
                                • Received Lieutenant General Sir James Dutton upon relinquishing his appointment as Representative Colonel Commandant of the Royal Marines and Major General Jeffrey Mason upon assuming the appointment.
                                Saturday 9th 
                                • Trooping the Colours - Queen's Official Birthday 
                                  • The 1st. Battalion Irish Guards will be trooping
                                Upcoming Engagements:
                                19th-23rd - (Possible)
                                • Attend Royal Ascot
                                26th  - (Possible)

                                • Attend a Reception for The Queen's Young Leaders at Buckingham Palace
                                  • With the Queen
                                July
                                ?? - (Possible)
                                Tuesday 10th 
                                • Attend 100th Anniversary celebration at Westminister Abbey for Royal Air Force
                                August

                                  September
                                  (15th: Prince Harry's 34th Birthday)

                                  October
                                  (Unconfirmed) 


                                  (12th: Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank)
                                  20-27th 
                                  ??
                                  • Overseas Tour to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand 

                                  November
                                  Thursday 8th  (Possible)  
                                  • Field of Remembrance
                                  Sunday 11th (Unconfirmed)  
                                  • Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London 

                                  December
                                  ???  - (Unconfirmed) 
                                  ** Past Months **
                                  January (10)
                                  Tuesday 9th 
                                  • Visit Reprezent 107.3FM in Brixton, to see their work supporting young people through creative training in radio and broadcasting
                                    • With Meghan
                                  Monday 15th
                                  • Received Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt (Assistant Commissioner for Territorial Policing at the Metropolitan Police Service).
                                  Wednesday 17th
                                  • Received Mr Dean Stott (Endeavour Fund recipient) ahead of his solo cycle Pan American Highway Challenge in aid of Heads Together
                                  • Joined the Endeavour Fund Awards Ceremony Judging Panel at Kensington Palace
                                    • With Meghan
                                  Thursday 18th  - Cardiff, Wales
                                  • Visit Cardiff Castle for Welsh Culture festival
                                    • With Meghan
                                  • Visit Star Hub, a community and leisure centre in the Tremorfa to see how sport is being used to engage young people and aid social development. 
                                    • Hear about the work of  StreetGames which helping to make sport accessible to all young people, regardless of their social circumstances
                                    • With Meghan
                                  Monday 22nd - Botswana
                                  • Visit Chobe Game Lodge and received by Tshekedi Khama, Botswana's Minister of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism (Rhino Conservation Botswana)
                                  (Week of 22nd: Private Work Trip to Botswana)

                                  Thursday 25th  - Botswana & South Africa
                                  • Visit the headquarters of Rhino Conservation Botswana in Maun, Botswana
                                  • Visit the headquarters of African Parks in Johannesburg, South Africa
                                  Wednesday 31st 
                                  • Received Mr Peter Fearnhead, Chief Executive of African Parks
                                  February (12)
                                  Thursday 1st 
                                  • Attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards
                                    • With Meghan
                                  Thursday 8th
                                  • Visited Transition Intervention and Liaison Service at the Lakes Mental Health Hospital in Colchester
                                    • With Meghan
                                  Saturday 10th 
                                  • Attend the Women's Six Nations England vs. Wales at The Stoop & Men's 6 Nations England vs. Wales match at Twickenham Stadium (England Rugby Union)
                                  Tuesday 13th
                                  • Visit Edinburgh Castle
                                    • With Meghan
                                  • Visit  Social Bite, a social business and cafĂ©
                                    • With Meghan
                                  • Attend a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse to celebrate youth achievements, marking Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018
                                    • With Meghan
                                  Wednesday 14th 
                                  • Attended a Meeting of The Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit, at Fishmongers’ Hall in London
                                    • With Charles
                                  Thursday 15
                                  • Visit a Fit and Fed February half-term holiday activity programme at Roundwood Youth Centre in Brent. 
                                  Friday 16th 
                                  • Attend the England Rugby Team Open Training Session at Twickenham Stadium
                                  Monday 19th 
                                  • Attended a Trustees’ Meeting at the Honourable Artillery Company for Invictus Games Foundation
                                  Monday 26th 
                                  • Attended a Roundtable Discussion with organisations and young people working in the field of youth violence in the United Kingdom at Fight for Peace
                                  Wednesday 28th
                                  • Take part in the first annual Royal Foundation Forum showcasing the programmes run or initiated by The Royal Foundation
                                  March (12)
                                  Wednesday 7th 
                                  • Visit Silverstone to mark the start of the Silverstone Experience’s construction
                                  Thursday 8th 
                                  • Visit Millennium Point to celebrate International Women's Day, which aims to inspire the next generation of young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
                                    • With Meghan
                                  • Visit Nechells Wellbeing Centre to join Birmingham's Coach Core apprentices as they take part in a training masterclass led by Create Development
                                    • With Meghan
                                  Saturday 10th 
                                  • Attend the Royal Marines Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall
                                  Monday 12th
                                  • Attend Commonwealth Day Observance service at Westminster Abbey 
                                    • With Queen, Meghan and Royal Family
                                  Tuesday 13th 
                                  • Host a reception for winners of The Met Excellence Awards at Kensington Palace
                                    • With William 
                                  Thursday 15th
                                  •  Deliver a keynote speech at the annual Veterans’ Mental Health Conference held at  King's College London 
                                  Friday 16th 
                                  •  Visit the Army Aviation Centre to present the latest graduates with their Wings
                                  Friday 23rd - Belfast, Northern Ireland
                                  • Visit Eikon Centre and attend an event for ‘Amazing the Space’, a youth-led peace-building initiative
                                  • Visit The Crown Liquor Saloon, one of Belfast's oldest buildings, and learn about it's history from the National Trust
                                    • Private Lunch
                                    • Walkabout on Great Victoria Street
                                  • Visit Catalyst Inc., a next-generation science park,  to meet some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs and innovators
                                  • Visit Titanic Belfast, and tour the galleries
                                  April (19)
                                  Friday 6th 
                                  • Attend the UK team trials for Sydney Invictus Games at the University of Bath Sports Training Village
                                    • With Meghan
                                  Wednesday 11th
                                  Monday 16th - Commonweath Forums Day 1
                                  • Attend Commonwealth Youth Forum Round Table &Opening Session 
                                  • Receive the Prime Minister of Fiji
                                  Tuesday 17th - Commonweath Forums Day 2
                                  • Receive Prime Minister of Dominica
                                  • Receive President of the Republic of Malawi
                                  • Receive President of the Republic of Rwanda 
                                  • Receive President of the Republic of Botswana 
                                  Wednesday 18th - Commonweath Forums Day 3
                                  • Attend Youth Forum Reception & Closing Session 
                                    • With Meghan
                                  Thursday 19th - CHOGM Day 1
                                  • Attend Formal Opening of CHOGM at Buckingham Palace
                                    • With Queen & Royal Family
                                  • Attend CHOGM Women's Empowerment reception at the Royal Aeronautical Society
                                    • With Meghan
                                  • Attend CHOGM Banquet
                                    • With Queen & R0yal Family
                                  Saturday 21st 
                                  • Attend a reception celebrating the forthcoming Invictus Games Sydney 2018 
                                    • With Meghan
                                  • "Queen's Birthday Party" Concert at Royal Albert Hall
                                    • With Queen, Meghan? & Royal Family
                                    • Give Speech
                                  Sunday 22nd  
                                  Monday 23rd
                                  • Attend the 25th Anniversary Memorial Service to celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence (18 yr old black man murdered in racially motivated attack)
                                    • With Meghan
                                  • Held a Mental Health Innovations Meeting with Chief Executives of telecommunications organisations
                                  Wednesday 25th 
                                  • Attend Anzac Day Celebrations
                                    • Dawn Service at Wellington Arch (5 AM)
                                      • With William & Meghan
                                    • Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Cenotaph (11 AM)
                                    • Service of Commemoration at Westminster Abbey (Noon)
                                      • With Meghan 
                                  Thursday 26th 
                                  • Officially open the Greenhouse Centre, which will provide sport, coaching and social facilities for young people in the surrounding community
                                    • With William
                                  May (3)
                                  Thursday 10th 
                                  • Attended the Field Army Health Conference at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
                                  Friday 11th 
                                  • Received beneficiaries and members of staff from OnSide Youth Zones
                                  (19th - Wedding to Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle!!!!!)
                                  Tuesday 22nd 
                                  • Garden Party for Prince Charles' patronages in honor of the Prince's 70th birthday 
                                    • With Charles, Camilla & Meghan