Monday, 27 November 2017

Duchess Meghan - Official Engagements (2018)

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Meghan's current count is 126 engagements for 2018.
(25 of those were Pre-wedding) 
(74 + Tour of AUS, NZ, Fiji & Tonga (52))

(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


January (4)
Tuesday 9th 
  • Visit Reprezent 107.3FM in Brixton, to see their work supporting young people through creative training in radio and broadcasting
    • With Harry
Wednesday 17th
  • Joined the Endeavour Fund Awards Ceremony Judging Panel at Kensington Palace
    • With Harry
Thursday 18th  - Cardiff, Wales
  • Visit Cardiff Castle for Welsh Culture festival
    • With Harry
  • 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 Harry
February (6)
Thursday 1st 
  • Attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards
    • With Harry
Thursday 8th
  • Visited Transition Intervention and Liaison Service at the Lakes Mental Health Hospital in Colchester
    • With Harry
Tuesday 13th - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle
    • With Harry
  • Visit  Social Bite, a social business and cafĂ©
    • With Harry
  • Attend a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse to celebrate youth achievements, marking Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018
    • With Harry
Wednesday 28th 
  • Take part in the first annual Royal Foundation Forum showcasing the programmes run or initiated by The Royal Foundation
    • with William, Harry & Meghan 
March (7)
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 Harry
  • Visit Nechells Wellbeing Centre to join Birmingham's Coach Core apprentices as they take part in a training masterclass led by Create Development
    • With Harry
Monday 12th
  • Attend Commonwealth Day Observance service at Westminster Abbey 
    • With Queen and Royal Family
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 (7)
Friday 6th 
  • Attend the UK team trials for Sydney Invictus Games at the University of Bath Sports Training Village
    • With Harry
Wednesday 18th 
  • Attend Reception and closing session for the Commonwealth Youth Forum
    • With Harry
Thursday 19th 
  • Attend CHOGM Women's Empowerment reception at the Royal Aeronautical Society
    • With Harry 
Saturday 21st
  • Attend a reception celebrating the forthcoming Invictus Games Sydney 2018 
    • With Harry
  • "Queen's Birthday Party" Concert at Royal Albert Hall  
    • With Queen, Harry & Royal Family
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 Harry
Wednesday 25th 
  • Attend Anzac Day Celebrations
    • Dawn Service at Wellington Arch 
      • With Harry
    • Service of Commemoration at Westminster Abbey
      • With Harry & William
May (1)
(19th: Prince Harry's 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 & Harry
June (7)
Saturday 9th 
  • Trooping the Colours - Queen's Official Birthday 
    • The 1st. Battalion Irish Guards will be trooping
Thursday 14th - Cheshire
  • Open the Mersey Gateway Bridge, at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre
    • with the Queen
  • Open the Storyhouse Theatre
    • with the Queen
  • Attend a lunch at Chester Town Hall
    • with the Queen
Tuesday 19th
  • Attend Royal Ascot
    • Present St. James’ Palace Stakes
Tuesday 26th
  • Attend a Reception for The Queen's Young Leaders at Buckingham Palace
  • Attend Board meeting with the Royal Foundation
    • With Harry
July (13)
    Thursday 5th 
    • Attend the ‘Your Commonwealth’ Youth Challenge Reception at Marlborough House in London
      • With Harry
    (9th: Attend Prince Louis' christening at St. James Palace)


    Tuesday 10th 
    • Attend 100th Anniversary celebration at Westminister Abbey for Royal Air Force
      • View Flypast from Buckingham Palace Balcony, before attending a reception. 
    • Called upon Mr. Leo Varadkar (Taoiseach) at Government Buildings in Ireland
    • Attended a Reception given by Her Majesty's Ambassador to Ireland at the Residence in Dublin
    Wednesday 11th 
    • Received by The President of Ireland and Mrs. Higgins at Aras an Uachtarain.
    • Visited a Gaelic sports festival at Croke Park Stadium.
    • Viewed the Book of Kells at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.
    • Visited the Famine Memorial by the Liffey River.
    • Visited EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, Custom House Quay.
    • Attended demonstrations of computer programming projects at Dogpatch Labs, Custom House Quay.
      Saturday 14th
      • Attend the Championships, Wimbledon at All England Club
      Tuesday 17th 
      • Visit the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at South Bank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
        • With Harry
      Wednesday 25th 
      • Received Mr. Edward Lane Fox & Harry invested him with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order
        • With Harry
      Thursday 26th 
      • Attend Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup at the Berkshire Polo Club in support of Sentebale
      August (1)
        (4th: 37th Birthday)
        Wednesday 29th
        • Attended gala performance of Hamilton in support of Sentebale at the Victoria Palace Theatre
          • With Harry
        September (6)
        Tuesday 4th
        Thursday 6th 
        • Attended the 100 Days to Peace Concert, a concert to mark the centenary of the First World War, at the Central Hall Westminster
          • With Harry
        Wednesday 12th 
        • Received Mr Edward Lane Fox upon relinquishing his appointment as Private Secretary to Their Royal Highnesses. 
          • With Harry
        Thursday 20th 
        • Host a reception to mark the launch of the "Together: Our Community Cookbook” which supports a community kitchen for Grenfell victims
          • With Harry, and Mum, Doria Ragland
        Monday 24th 
        • Join more than 200 young Coach Core apprentices for the Coach Core Awards at Loughborough University
          • With Harry 
        Tuesday 25th 
        •  Attended the opening of the Oceania Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts
        October (5 + Tour)
        Wednesday 3rd - Sussex
        • Visited Edes House
        • Officially opened the University of Chichester Engineering and Digital Technology Park
        • Visited the Royal Pavilion
        • Visited Survivors' Network
        • Visited Peacehaven Youth Centre
          (12th: Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank)
            16th -31st (50 Joint + 2 solo)
            November (8)
            Saturday 10th 
            • Attend Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall
              • With Royal Family
            Sunday 11th 
            • Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London 
              • With Royal Family
            • Attended a Service to mark the Centenary of the Signing of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey
              • With Royal Family
            Tuesday 13th 
            • Attended a Commemorative Dinner at Kensington Palace for African Parks
              • With Harry 
            Thursday 15th 
            • Attended a Mental Health Innovation volunteers' workshop at BBC Studioworks
              • With Harry 
            • Attended the Autumn Dinner for the Royal Foundation at Victoria House
              • With Harry, William & Kate
            Monday 17th 
            • Attend Royal Variety Performance
              • With Harry 
            Wednesday 21st
            • Opened the Hubb Community Kitchen
            December (8)
            Tuesday 4th 
            • Attend the Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund annual carol service
              • With Harry
            Wednesday 5th 
            • Attended a Meeting of the Association of Commonwealth Universities at King’s College London
            Thursday 6th 
            •  Attended a Christmas Reception at 5 St Mary Abbots Place for the Royal Foundation
              • With Harry
            Monday 10th
            • Attended the British Fashion Council Awards at the Royal Albert Hall
            Tuesday 11th 
            •  Attended a Board Meeting for The Commonwealth Trust
              • With Harry 
            Wednesday 12th
            • Received Mr Rufus Norris (Artistic Director of the National Theatre)

            Tuesday 18th
            • Visit the Royal Variety residential care home Brinsworth House
            Thursday 20th 
            • Visit The Hubb Community Kitchen 
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            9 comments:

            1. Hi Gert! You forgot to include Meghan's first solo engagement to the Oceania exhibition. By the way, congrats for this great blog.

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              1. I didn't forget. I've just gotten a little behind on updating the different lists of engagements.

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            2. Why did you leave off Meghan's and Harry's private visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen on the 20th December?

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              1. Thanks for pointing that out, we have added it and updated the count.

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            3. Why do private visits to things like the Hubb kitchen and the memorial for Harry's friend count as official royal work?? In any objective sense, these are being included to pump up the numbers to make Meghan and the others look better and busier. Were they included in the Court Circular?

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            4. I find it surprising to see what events count in the young royals' calendars. The reception after Invictus?? The Queen's birthday party?? So when I go to my grandmother's birthday party, I can charge someone cause it's work? Wimbledom? Why is this? Most of these events are social events, not cutting ribbons or visiting hospitals. How about a count of real work events, not these glamorous Hamilton plays and the like.

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              1. These aren't social events, even though they may seem fun, they are working. The "Queen's Birthday Party" Concert at Royal Albert Hall, was a charity event for The Queen's Commonwealth Trust. The Hamilton play supported Sentebale.

                Events like this seem glamorous, and they are, but they are also huge fundraisers. The Sentebale Polo match this year raised over 1 Million pounds. Ribbon cuttings & hospital visits are good and they do plenty of them. But, they don't raise funds like a glamorous reception.

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            5. Hi! You've left off the Nelson Mandela Exhibition in July :)

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