Thursday 12 February 2015

Prince Harry's Official Engagements of 2015

Harry's current count is 112 engagements for 2015
70 + Tour NZ (25) + Visit Lesotho & Tour of SA (17)

January (2)
Friday 9th 
  • Sign book of Condolence at French Embassy
Wednesday 14th 
February (5)
Sunday 1st
Tuesday 3rd
Tuesday 24th
Wednesday 25th
  • Northumberland Wildlife Trust's Red Squirrels project
    •  Learn about working to save red squirrel
    • Meet local wildlife photographer, Will Nicholls, learned about how he is promoting conservation through photography.
  • Armed Forces & Veterans Launchpad
    •  Meet Armed Forces veterans adjusting to civilian life. 
(Thursday 26th: Privately visited Help for Heroes, a charity that works with injured veterans)

March (3)
Friday 13th 
  • Afghanistan War Service at St Paul's Cathedral in London 
    • Attended reception at the Guildhall hosted by the City of London Corporation
Wednesday 18th
(Thursday 19th: Visited England Rugby team and watched practice, ahead of match against France, in support of Rugby Football Union)

Saturday 21st
  • Attend the England v France RBS 6 Nations rugby match at Twickenham Stadium (Rugby Football Union)
    • Watched Girl's Rugby Teams Reigate School and Quest Academy face off ahead of the main match
(Thursday 26th: Attended the Memorial for Richard Meade at Bath Abbey)

(Monday 30th: Private Visit to Tyrwhitt House as part of his job as with the Military)

April (4)
Monday 6th
  • Visit Australian War Memorial
    • Lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider
    • Tours the World War I and Afghanistan Galleries
Friday 24th 
  • Attend services in Turkey to commemorate the Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign and Anzac Day
    • attend a Reception for descendants of those who fought in the Gallipoli Campaign, and military personnel, aboard H.M.S. BULWARK, off Ҫanakkale.
    • attend the International Service at the Ҫanakkale Matyrs' Memorial, Abide. 
    • visit the Helles Memorial, where they will attend the Commonwealth and Ireland Service.
    •  attend the French Service at Morto Bay
Saturday 25th
  •  Attend services in Turkey to commemorate the Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign and Anzac Day
    •  attend the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove
    •  attend the Anzac Breakfast 
      • hosted by the Australian and New Zealand  Ambassador to Turkey 
    • attend the Australian Service at Lone Pine Cemetery 
    • attend the 57th Regiment Service at 57th Regiment Service  Memorial
    • attend the New Zealand Service at the Chunuk Bair Memorial
Sunday 26th 
  • Attend London Marathon
    • Pass medals to the winners of the elite men's and women's races and IPC Athletics World Championships incorporating wheelchair races
    • meet race volunteers and members of the St John Ambulance
(April 6th-May 8th: Four week service with Australian Defence Force in Australia at Barracks in Darwin, Perth and Sydney.)

May (4+ Tour of New Zealand)
(May 7th: Walkabout at Sydney Opera House and visit to Macquarie University Hospital)

Royal Tour of New Zealand - Saturday 9th - Saturday 16th (25 Engagements)

Saturday 9th Wellington
  • Traditional Maori Welcome Ceremony at Government House. 
  • Attended a Reception for Members of Parliament at Government House and was received by the Governor-General and Lady Mateparae.
  • Visit the National War Memorial and ANZAC Square in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. 
  • attend the Hurricanes vs Sharks Super 15 Rugby Game at the Westpac Stadium.
Sunday 10th Invercargill, Stewart Island & Ulva Island
  • Civic Welcome at Invercargill Airport
  • Visited Stewart Island Community Center
    • Meet with Local Business representatives in the fishing, tourism and conservation fields
  • Tour of Ulva Island
  • Church Service at St. Andrews on Stewart Island
Monday 11th  Stewart Island
  • Visited Halfmoon Bay School

Tuesday 12th Christchurch
  • Rode tram thought center of Christchurch with Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key 
  • Visited Quake City Museum
  • Visited Re:START Mall
  • Visited Student Volunteer Army at University of Canterbury
Wednesday 13th Christchurch & Linton Military Camp
  • Visited Odyssey House in Christchurch
  • Visited Linton Military Camp
Thursday 14th Whanganui 
  • Visit Putiki Marae 
    • Gave Speech
    • join the crew of the Marae's waka for a trip on the river. 
  • Attended a Veterans' Reception at the War Memorial Centre
Friday 15th Auckland
  • Attended an assembly and cultural performance at Southern Cross Campus in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Visited the New Zealand Rugby Foundation at the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit.
  • Visited Turn Your Life Around youth programme in Otara
  • Met with the Hon. Andrew Little MP (Leader of the Opposition) at Government House
  • Met with Rt. Hon. John Key MP (Prime Minister of New Zealand) at Government House
  • Attended an Emergency Services Reception given by the Governor-General and Lady Mateparae at Government House
Saturday 16th Auckland
  • Visited the Fédération Internationale de Football Association under-20 World Cup youth programme training session at the Cloud, Queen's Wharf
    • was received by the Rt. Hon. John Key MP (Prime Minister of New Zealand)
  • Visited High Performance Sport New Zealand at the AUT Millennium Institute

Monday 18th
  • Chelsea Flower Show 
Sunday 24th 
Saturday 30th
  • Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park
Sunday 31st 
June (12)
Thursday 4th
  • Present with Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by Queen Elizabeth at private ceremony at Buckingham Palace
  • Played in annual Oil Aid Charity Football Match
Saturday 6th
Monday 8th
  • Attend the WellChild Gala Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
    • Meet the performers Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
    • Meet Nurses and Family who have benefited from Well Child
Tuesday 9th
  • Attend Gurkha Pageant to celebrate 200 years of regiment fighting with the British army at Royal Hospital Chelsea, London 
    • Other Royals in Attendance Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip & Prince Charles
Wednesday 10th 
  • Launch the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour of the UK and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, marking 100 days to go to the start of the event.
Thursday 11th
  • Attend a Service of Dedication to inaugurate Bastion Memorial and remember the Fallen at the National Arboretum
  • Attend a Reception for Map Action in London at a Private Residence 
Saturday 13th
  • Trooping the Colour in London. 
Sunday 14th 
  • Polo Match at Beaufort
    • Raised money for Household Calvary Foundation
(15th: Released video for Queen Young Leaders)

Tuesday 16th
  • Meet with First Lady of the USA Micheal Obama along with her daughter and mother at Kensington Palace for Tea. 
  • Presented King's Stand Stakes Trophy to Winner at Royal Ascot
(Friday 20th Completes Operational Service in the Armed Forces)

(Late June: 3 Month Trip to Africa for 'field-based conservation work' with visit Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Botswana.)

July (0)

(3 Month Trip to Africa for 'field-based conservation work' in Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Botswana.)

(Tuesday 14th: Released Pre-Recorded Video announcing 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida.)

August (0)

(In Africa for 'field-based conservation work' in Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Botswana.)

(13-14th Air Support for Counter-Poaching Operations Workshop in Hoedsprit, South Africa)


(In Africa for 'field-based conservation work' in Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Botswana. Returns "Mid- September")

(Friday 11th: Released video in support of All Schools programme)


(Volunteer:  Ministry of Defence's Recovery Capability Programme)

Monday 14th 

  • Attended dinner for Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast and Endeavour Fund Spitfire Scholarship at Goodwood House in West Sussex.
Tuesday 15th
  • Attend Goodwood Aerodrome to join Battle of Britain veterans and wounded servicemen in a historic flypast to mark the 75th Anniversary of victory in the Battle of Britain.
    • supported by Endeavour Fund
Thursday 17th 
  • Meet Household Cavalry's Chase the Cup team at Horse Guards
  • Attend Rugby World Cup Official Welcome Party at Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    Friday 18th 
    (Appears in video intro for Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony)

    Wednesday 23rd
    • join DIY SOS to help with the final stages of their Veterans build in Manchester
    Saturday 26th 
    Monday 28th 
    • Took the salute and presented awards in the Senior Inter-House Drill Competition Parade at The Duke of York's Royal Military School in Kent
    Wednesday 30th 

    (Volunteer 2 days a week: Ministry of Defence's Recovery Capability Programme)

    Thursday 1st

    • Attend England Rugby World Cup Team Practice 
    • Attend Rugby World Cup Canada vs France Match
    Saturday 3rd 
      Monday 5th 
      Wednesday 7th 
      • Visit Paignton Rugby Club All School's Programme in Exeter
        • Present Club with an RFU Gold Standard facilities award 
        • Meet coaches, players, volunteers
      • Attend Rugby World Cup Namibia vs Georgia Match 
      Monday 12th 
      • Rugby World Cup Reception at Buckingham Palace
        • With Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, Princess Anne, Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Alexandra
        • Gave Speech
      (Wednesday 14th: Appear on BBC1's Big Build Veteran's Special Manchester 8pm)

      Sunday 18th 
      Monday 19th
      • Officially open the Leadenhall Building
        • With William
      • Royal Foundation meeting at Leadenhall Building
        • With William
      Tuesday 20th 
      Wednesday 21st
        (Wednesday 21st: Appear on BBC1's Big Build Veteran's Special Manchester 8pm)

        Thursday 22nd
        • Attend a service at St Paul's Cathedral to mark the 75th anniversary of Explosive Ordnance Disposal across the British Armed Forces.
        Sunday 25th
        Monday 26th 
        •  Attend creative industries-themed Charities Forum event hosted by BAFTA and Aardman 
          • Children from the variety of William, Catherine and Harry's patronages will attend
          • Viewing of Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas
          • With William and Catherine 
        • Informal Charities Forum meeting
        • Royal Film Performance of new James Bond film, Spectre, at Royal Albert Hall 
        Wednesday 28th  (USA visit)
        • Visit Fort Belvoir military base in Virginia with First Lady Michele Obama and 2nd Lady, Dr. Jill Biden.
          • Meet with servicemen undertaking recovery and rehabilitation  
          • Gave Speech
        • Attend Invictus Games board meeting at British Ambassador's house in Washington DC. 
        • Meet President Obama in Oval Office at White House
        • Attend Invictus Games reception at British Ambassador's house in Washington DC. 
        Saturday 31st 
        • Rugby World Cup Final
          • Attend Australia vs.  New Zealand Match 
          • Present Trophy

          (Volunteer 2 days a week:  Ministry of Defence's Recovery Capability Programme)
          Sunday 1st 
          • Meet Walking With the Wounded as they finish their 1,000-mile "Walk of Britain" at Buckingham Palace Forecourt. 
          Thursday 5th
          •  Attend Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey
            • With Prince Phillip
          Sunday 8th 
          • Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.
          Wednesday 11th 
            Friday 13th 
            Royal Tour of South Africa & Lesotho - Thursday 26th - Thursday December 3rd.

            Thursday 26th Maseru, Lesotho
            • Meet with King Letsie III  at Royal Palace 
            • Meet with Prime Minster of Lesotho, Dr Pakalitha Bethuel Mosili 
            • Attending the official opening of Sentebale's new Mamohato Children’s Centre
              • Give speech
              • Attended a Dinner 
            Friday 27th 

            (No public engagements)

            Saturday 28th Cape Town, South Africa
            Sunday 29th Cape Town, South Africa
            • Attend the preview of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Chavonnes Battery Museum in Cape Town.
            Monday 30th Cape Town, South Africa
            • Meet Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
              • Presented the Archbishop, on behalf of the Queen, with the Order of the Companion of Honour 
            • Visit Ottery Youth Centre
              • meet young people linked to gang-related crime 
            • Visit Football For Hope, a youth sports project


            (Volunteer 2 days a week:  Ministry of Defence's Recovery Capability Programme)

            Tuesday 1st  Durban, South Africa 
            • Visit The Sharks Rugby Club at Kings Park Stadium
            • Visit Surfers Not Street Children, an organization that provides psychosocial support to street children 
              • Watch lifesaving demonstration.
              • Walkabout on beach
            • Visit the Mission Area Joint Operations Centre at Kruger National Park
            (Releases Personal Photos from 3-month trip in South Africa)

            Wednesday 2nd  Kruger National Park
            • Learn about Kruger National Park anti-poaching project
            • Visit the Southern African Wildlife College
            Thursday 3rd Johannesburg, South Africa
            • Visit to The Nelson Mandela Foundation 
              • Meet Mrs Graca Machel (Nelson Mandela's wife)
              • Tour the private archives of the Centre for Memory
              • Give Speech 
            • Visit Siyabonga Secondary School
              • Meet students from Nelson Mandela – The Champion Within project
              • Meet students from the Queen's Young Leaders Programme 
            • Visit Youth Empowerment Exposition
            • Meet the President of the Republic of South Africa
            Wednesday 9th 
            (Sunday 13th: Article written by Harry for Daily Mirror is released "Prince Harry backs Mirror's Walking With The Wounded Christmas appeal for armed forces heroes")

            Monday 14th 

            • Visit Mildmay Hospital in east London
              • learn about their work with HIV treatment, rehabilitation and medical care
            (Tuesday 15th: Joint Patronage of 100 Women in Hedgefund's Philanthropic initiatives is renewed)
            (Wednesday 16th: Attend Queen's annual extended Royal Family Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace)

            Also Check Out

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            Prince Harry - Patronages
            How We Keep Count of Engagements


            1. I'm sorry but all those Gallipoli engagements were individual services and events and should therefor be counted individually, just like it would be done at a normal tour.

              1. There is always that question of how do you count engagements, especially multiple things with the same origination on the same day.

                Do you separate things like Harry's Feb 3rd visit to Full Effect which he did a number of things including meeting the cast and crew of Guillemot and then attending the Premiere of the Film Guillemot, which was put on by Full Effect? Do you count that as one or two engagements, since it is the same organization at two different locations on the same day.....

                If you counted it as two then you would also have to count Harry's visit to Northumberland Wildlife Trust's Red Squirrels project on Feb 25th as 2 engagements as well, since he visited their headquarters and then traveled to the forest to look for squirrels.

                My policy is if it is with the same organization, dealing with the same issues or cause, even if it is at two locations, I count it as one engagement.

                Gallipoli engagements did give me pause, because I did want to recognize all the different services, but I thinking it is important to

                1. stay consistent

                2. How would one break it down? You have each individual service, but what about what happens in-between that, is Harry and Charles meeting with Historian Dr Glyn Prysor and learning about the different historical sites an engagement in itself, is them walking through the cemetery apart of the service, etc....

              2. I don't think this should be compared. The Gallipoli itinerary showed there were individual events. You wrote it down as such using subitems. 9 engagements. Their meetings with the historian were private ones or after/before the commemorations.

              3. I think they definitely should be compared, another example is William is going to 2 meetings for United for Wildlife in Switzerland on the 18th. Just because he will be attending two meetings doesn't means this should be counted as 2 separate engagements, the meetings which are for the same organization for the same cause on the same day.

                You called the Gallipoli ceremonies individual events which I would agree, but that doesn't make it separate engagements. It is not uncommon at all for Royals to meet multiple organizations/causes, or different groups of people at engagements.

                Their meetings with Dr. Glyn Prysor, weren't private at all, When Prince Charles and Harry arrived at a number of the memorials for the commemorations, Dr. Prysor was on hand to tell them the history of memorial and location, When they walked through the cemetery that was not private as well, all the worlds media was there. You can't dis-include what happens before/after the ceremonies, because that is all equally apart of the commemorations and remembering off all the lives that were lost.

              4. That was not what I meant, obvioculy those meeting with the historian are an important part. Maybe private was the wrong term to use, but basically they met with the historian before/after the ceremonies, so in other words were a part of the individual commemorations. Personally, following the commemorations closely, every single one of them was very different and therefor is to be treated individually as seperate engagements, just as the palace did.

            2. just wonder how will be count the meetings with NZ PM and opposite leader one or two engts?

              1. From what I understand they are two separate meeting, so I would count that as two engagements since each meeting has different purposes. I know the meetings are quite similar and the topics discussed as well, but this meeting with 2 different groups, so i consider it separate.

            3. aren't they attended a meeting/'reception for the charity forum after the Warner Bros studio visit back in 2013. Could they did it again this time??

              1. Have the Bi-annual Charities Forum meeting after the Oct 26th Charities Forum/ BAFTA event? Yes they could. They have the Charities Forum meeting twice a year, but only once so far has it been after a event. The 2 events are necessarily the same group of people. So it's just as likely that the Bi-annual meeting will happen a different day, especially if The royals have to get ready for Royal Film Premire.