Sunday, 24 November 2019

Prince William - Official Engagements (2020)

William's current count is 68 engagements for 2020

(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 


Upcoming Engagements: 
May
16th - 22nd
  • Attend General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
June
    Friday 12th - (Unconfirmed)
      • Attend the Senior Colonels’ Conference and Dinner at Buckingham Palace (Irish Guards)
      Saturday 13th 
      • Attend Trooping the Colours
      (21st: Prince William's 38th Birthday)
      Monday 22nd 
      • Attend Order of the Garter Service at St. George's Chapel
      23rd - 27th
        • Attend Royal Ascot
        July 
         (Unconfirmed)
        • Attend Wimbledon tennis tournament 
        • Attend Order of Thistle Service
        August
        Saturday 1st (Unconfirmed)
        • Attend Heads Up FA Cup Final
        September
        -
        October
        (Unconfirmed)
        • Held Reception at Kensington Palace for the finalists of BBC Radio One’s Teen Hero Awards
        (Unconfirmed)
        • Reopen the Regimental Museum of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Thin Red Line Appeal(Unconfirmed)
        November
        ?? (Unconfirmed)
        Saturday 7th  (Unconfirmed)
        • Attend Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall
        Sunday 8th (Unconfirmed)
        • Attend Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph
        Tuesday 24th (Unconfirmed)
        • Attend Tusk Trust Awards 
          December
          (Unconfirmed)
          • Attend Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace  (Unconfirmed)
          (Unconfirmed)
          • Attend Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund Christmas Concert (Possible)
          **Past Engagements**
          January (21)
          Tuesday 7th
          •  Received Sir Timothy Clark, President of Emirates Airline
          Wednesday 8th 
          • Attended a Meeting of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts  (BAFTA) at 1 St James’s Market
          Thursday 9th 
          • Received Malcolm White, Master of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots,  and Paul Tacon, Clerk of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots,
          Tuesday 14th 
          • Held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace
          • Attended a Meeting for the Earthshot Prize at Salesforce Tower.
          Wednesday 15th 
          • Visited Bradford City Hall
            • Walkabout
          • Visited MyLahore British Asian Kitchen
          • Visited  the Khidmat Centre and met with representatives from Near Neighbours and Better Start Bradford 
          Thursday 16th 
          • Received Jason Knauf, Chief Executive of the Royal Foundation
          Monday 20th 
          • Meet with the President of the Republic of Ghana at Buckingham Palace
          • Meet with the President of the Republic of Rwanda at Buckingham Palace
          • Host a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the UK-Africa Investment Summit
            • With Kate, Edward, Sophie & Anne
          Tuesday 21st
          • Attended a Taskforce Meeting for United for Wildlife at St James’s Palace
          • Meet with the President of the Republic of Kenya at St James’s Palace
          • Meet with the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt at Buckingham Palace
          • Meet with the President of the Republic of Uganda at Buckingham Palace
          Wednesday 22nd
          • Received Godric Smith, Chairman of the Heads Up Campaign
          Monday 27th 
          • Attend the UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony
            • With Kate
          Tuesday 28th 
          •  Held a Reception at Kensington Palace for the Royal Foundation 
            • With Kate
          Thursday 30th 
          • Visit "Everton in the Community” Projects with the Heads Up campaign
            • Visit All Saints Primary School
            • Visit the People’s Hub
          Friday 31st 
          •  Received the Rt Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
          February (14)
          Sunday 2nd 
          Tuesday 4th 
          • Visit the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Mumbles Lifeboat station
          • Visit visited Joe’s Ice Cream Parlour
          • Visit Tata Steel in Port Talbot 
          • Visit Bulldogs Development Centre
          Wednesday 5th 
          • Attend launch The Heads Up Weekends
          Tuesday 11th 
          • Visit the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall.
            • With Kate, Charles & Camilla
          Wednesday 12th 
          • Received Mr Joseph Hart, professional footballer, Burnley Football Club
          • Attended a Reception at St James’s Palace to mark the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund.
          Thursday 13th 
          • Received Mr Alastair Martin, Secretary of the Duchy of Cornwall
          Saturday 22nd 
          • Attend the Wales vs France Six Nations Match
          Tuesday 25th 
          • Attend a special performance of Dear Evan Hansen at the Noël Coward Theatre in aid of the Royal Foundation
            • With Duchess Kate
          Wednesday 26th 
          • Visit Tarmac’s National Skills and Safety Park and will meet the company’s young apprentices to learn more about their roles and career ambitions before officially opening the centre.
          • Visit the Beacon Project
          March (20)
          Monday 2nd
          • Receive Ms Christiana Figueres  
          Tuesday 3rd - Ireland
          • Received by the President of Ireland and Mrs Sabina Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin, Phoenix Park.
          • Laid a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square East.
          • Call upon Mr Leo Varadkar (Taoiseach) at Government Buildings, Upper Merrion Street.
          • Attend a Reception given by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ireland at the Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse.
          Wednesday 4th - Ireland
          • Visit Jigsaw Dublin City
          • Visit Extern, Savannah House
          • Visit Teagasc Grange
          • Visit Howth Cliffs
          • Attended a Reception at the Museum of Literature Ireland, 
          Thursday 5th - Ireland
          • Attend a Galway European Capital of Culture Reception at Tribeton 
          • Visited Tig Cóilí
          • Visit Salthill Knocknacarra Gaelic Athletic Association Club, Cappagh Road, Galway.
            Monday 9th
            • Attend Commonwealth Day service at Westminister Abbey
            Tuesday 10th 
            • Received winners of the Step Into Health Awards
            • Received Mr. Jason Knauf, Chief Executive of the Royal Foundation
            Wednesday 11th
            • Held a Meeting for the Earthshot Priz
              • Received Ms. Olivia Garfield, Chief Executive Officer of Severn Trent
            Thursday 19th
            • Visit the London Ambulance National Health Service 111 Service
            Wednesday 25th 
            • Held a Meeting via telephone with Mr. Mick Clarke, Chief Executive of Passage
            Tuesday 31st
            • Held a Meeting via telephone with Dame Caroline Palmer, Chief Executive of Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
            April (13)
            Wednesday 1st
            • Talked to staff at Queen's Hospital Burton, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, via telephone
            • Talked to staff at University Hospital Monklands, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, via telephone
            Wednesday 8th 
            • Held a conference call with teachers and pupils from Casterton Primary Academy
            • Held a mental health Meeting via video link
            Thursday 9th 
            • Held a Meeting via video link for organizations that received funding from the National Emergencies Trust coronavirus appeal
              • talked with Dal Dy Dir
              • talked with Moorlands Community Charity
            Thursday 16th 
            • Opened the National Health Service Nightingale Hospital Birmingham at the National Exhibition Centre via video link
              Wednesday 22nd
              • Held a Meeting with staff from Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust via a conference call
              • Held a Roundtable Meeting to discuss emergency responder mental health and wellbeing via video link
              • Held a Meeting with The Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan via telephone
              Friday 24th 
              • Held a Meeting with Mr. Richard Curtis (Co-Founder, Comic Relief) and Mr. Stephen Fry (Actor and Writer) via video link
              Monday 27th 
              • Held a Meeting with Ms. Victoria Hornby (Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Innovations) via telephone
              Thursday 30th 
              • Participated in a Meeting with the Duchy of Cornwall Finance Committee via telephone
              • Held a mental health Meeting via video link

                  Tuesday, 19 November 2019

                  Prince Andrew's Current Patronages (As of End of 2019)

                  Former Patronages 
                  (Those that have ended their relationship with Prince Andrew in 2019)
                  • Officially Announced End of Patronage
                    • The Outward Bound Trust (Resigned)
                    • University of Huddersfield (Resigned)
                    • Baker Dearing Educational Trust/ University Technical Colleges
                    • SickKids Foundation
                    • Tall Ships Youth Trust 
                    • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
                    • English National Ballet (Resigned)
                    • The Place
                    • The Friends of Lakefield College School
                    • Canadian Canoe Museum
                    • Whitgift School
                    • Power 2
                    • Yorkshire Air Ambulance
                    • Action on Hearing Loss 
                    • London Metropolitan University (Resigned)
                    • Golf Foundation
                    • Marine Society and Sea Cadets 
                      • Andrew - was Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps
                      • Queen - is Patron 
                    • York Minster Appeal (Resigned)
                  • Removed Andrew from their Website 
                    • TeenTech
                    • The Cambridge Science Centre
                    • The Trampery
                    • Alderney Maritime Trust
                    • Jubilee Sailing Trust
                    • Raspberry Pi Foundation
                    • Royal Society for Asian Affairs
                    • Royal Perth Golfing Society and Country and City Club
                    • Royal Norwich Golf Club
                    • Staffordshire Regiment Trust
                    • Robert T. Jones, Jr. Scholarship Foundation
                    • The Children's Foundation
                    • The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust
                    • British-Kazakh Society
                    • Council of British International Schools
                    • Intercontinental Church Society
                    • Yorkshire Society
                    • On Course Foundation
                    • Association of Leading Visitor Attractions
                    • Maple Bay Yacht Club
                    • Ryedale Festival
                    • The Peter Jones Foundation
                    • Royal British Legion, St. James's Branch
                    • Malaria No More
                    • Badminton England 
                    • Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel Trust
                    • The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund
                    • Royal Montrose Golf Club
                      • Patronage ended Nov 1st, when the club merged with Montrose Mercantile Golf Club
                    • Lucifer Golfing Society 
                    • Falklands Conservation
                    • Seafarers Hospital Society
                    • Sound Seekers
                    • St Helena National Trust
                    • Sunningdale Ladies Golf Club
                    • Army Museums Ogilby Trust
                    • Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence
                    • Society for Nautical Research
                      • Andrew was President 
                      • Philip is Patron 
                  • Appointed a Replacement
                    • Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League
                      • Queen is Patron
                      • Andrew was Grand President 
                      • General The Lord Richards of Herstmonceux is the New Grand President 
                  Current Patronages 
                  (Based, in part, on the database from Royal.UK, which is not 100% accurate or up-to-date.)

                  If I was able to find on the organization's website a mention of Prince Andrew being their current Patron, I have linked to it.

                  * mark those patronages that have confirmed they are keeping Prince Andrew. 

                  Tuesday, 12 November 2019

                  Nobel Prize Schedule (2019)

                  (All times are local Stockholm & Oslo, both GMT+1)
                  Tuesday, December 10th
                    Norway 
                    • Save the Children’s Peace Prize Party (11 AM-Noon)
                      • Just Crown Prince Haakon
                    • King Receives Nobel Peace Prize Laureates (Noon)
                    • Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony/ Lecture (1:00- 2:40 PM)
                    • Nobel Peace Prize Banquet (6:30 PM)
                      • Laureate wave from Balcony (7 PM)
                      • No Live Stream
                      Sweden 
                      Wednesday, December 11th
                      Norway 
                      • Nobel Peace Prize Concert 
                        • On Hiatus
                        Sweden 
                        • King's Banquet for the Nobel Laureates at Palace (7:30 PM)
                          • Private Banquet, but we get photos of the Royals arriving


                        Royals Attending:
                        • Norway 
                          • King Harald & Queen Sonja
                          • Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit
                        • Sweden 
                          • King Carl Gustaf & Queen Silvia
                          • Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel 
                          • Prince Carl Philip & Princess Sofia
                          • Princess Madeleine
                          Back to Nobel Prize - Main Page

                          Saturday, 9 November 2019

                          Royal attending Festival of Remembrance (2006-Present)

                          The Royal British Legion holds its annual 'The Festival of Remembrance' at Royal Albert Hall, in London on the Saturday before Remembrance Sunday. The Queen & Members of the Royal Family attend every year.

                          Each year, there are two performances. The afternoon performance is open to the public. While, the evening performance is reserved for members of the Royal British Legion and their families, Senior Government officials and members of the Royal Family.
                          Royals20162017201820192020
                          Queen 
                          x
                          -
                          Philip
                          x


                          -
                          Charles & Camilla
                          x
                          -
                          William & Kate
                          x
                          Just Kate
                          x
                          -
                          Harry & Meghan


                          x
                          -
                          Andrew
                          x
                          -
                          Edward & Sophie
                          x
                          -
                          Anne & Tim
                          x
                          -
                          Duke & 
                          Duchess of Gloucester
                          Just Duke
                          x
                          -
                          Duke of Kent
                          x
                          -
                          Prince & 
                          Princess Michael of Kent
                          x
                          (Canceled)
                          Just Pr. Michael 
                          (Pss Michael canceled)
                          Just Pr. Michael 
                          -
                          Princess Alexandra
                          x


                          -
                          Total
                          16
                          14
                          16
                          16
                          -

                                                  
                          Royals20112012201320142015
                          Queen 
                          x
                          Philip
                          x
                          Charles & Camilla
                          x


                          x

                          William & Kate




                          x
                          Andrew
                          x

                          x
                          Edward & Sophie
                          x
                          Anne & Tim
                          x

                          x
                          Duke & 
                          Duchess of Gloucester
                          x
                          Duke of Kent 
                          x

                          x

                          w/ Duchess of Kent
                          Prince & 
                          Princess Michael of Kent
                          x
                          Just Pr. M
                          x
                          Just Pr.  M
                          x
                          Princess Alexandra
                          x

                          x
                          Total
                          15
                          10
                          11
                          13
                          16

                          Royals
                          20062007200820092010
                          Queen 
                          x
                          Philip
                          x
                          Charles & Camilla
                          x

                          x
                          Andrew
                          x
                          Edward & Sophie
                          x
                          Just Edward
                          x
                          Anne & Tim
                          x
                          Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
                          x
                          Just Duke
                          Duke of Kent
                          x
                          Prince & 
                          Princess Michael of Kent
                          x

                          x

                          Princess Alexandra
                          x

                          x

                          Total
                          15
                          14
                          12
                          12
                          11

                          Saturday, 2 November 2019

                          2019 Christmas/New Years Speeches

                          Most of European Monarchs give a speech sometime during the holiday season. We will link them here when they get posted, with an English translation.

                          (All times are Local/London.) Times that are confirmed for 2019 are in Black. Times from 2018 are in Blue.
                            Christmas Eve Speeches
                            King Philippe of Belgium (Pre-recorded 1 PM/ Noon)
                            Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg  (7 PM/6 PM?)
                            King Felipe of Spain (Pre-Recorded 9 PM/ 8 PM) 
                            40 mins before the speech, they show a video review of the year.
                            Christmas Day Speeches 
                            King Willem-Alexander of Netherlands (Pre-recorded 1 PM/ Noon)
                            Queen Elizabeth of The United Kingdom (Pre-recorded 3 PM)
                            King Carl Gustaf of Sweden (Pre-recorded 7:45/8:45)
                            They usually release the video and Swedish texts earlier in the day.
                            New Years Eve Speeches
                            Queen Margrethe of Denmark (Live 6 PM/5 PM) 
                            King Harald of Norway (Pre-recorded 7:30 PM/ 6:30 PM)
                            Prince Albert of Monaco (7 PM?)

                            Friday, 1 November 2019

                            Royals attending Field of Remembrance (1990-Present)

                            Each year, from the Thursday before Remembrance Sunday to Thursday after, the Royal British Legion creates a  Remembrance at St. Margaret's Church at Westminster Abbey, in London.

                            Each year, a member of the Royal Family attends the event on the first Thursday and plants a Cross of Remembrance. Royal attendance goes back a long time, but as the CC on Royal.UK only goes back to 1997, we are only listing though the 1990.

                            YearRoyalNotes
                            2010's
                            2019Duchess Camilla (Sick)
                            Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan
                            -
                            2018Prince Harry90th Year
                            2017Prince Harry1st year after Prince Philip's retirement
                            2016Prince Philip & Prince Harry-
                            2015Prince Philip & Prince Harry-
                            2014Prince Harry-
                            2013Prince Philip & Prince Harry-
                            2012Prince Philip-
                            2011Prince Philip-
                            2010Prince Philip-
                            2000's
                            2009Prince Philip-
                            2008Prince Philip80th Year
                            2007Prince Philip-
                            2006Prince Philip-
                            2005The Queen & Prince Philip-
                            2004The Queen & Prince Philip-
                            2003Prince Philip75th year
                            2002The Queen1st year after Queen Mum's death
                            2001Queen Mum & Duke of Kent-
                            2000Duke of Kent-
                            1990's
                            1999Queen Mum & Duke of Kent-
                            1998Queen Mum & Prince Andrew70th year
                            1997Queen Mum & Prince Andrew-
                            1996Queen Mum-
                            1995Queen Mum-
                            1994Prince Philip-
                            1993?-
                            1992Queen Mum-
                            1991?-
                            1990?-