Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Prince William - Official Engagements (2017)

William's count is 183 engagements for 2017. 

152 + Tour of Poland & Germany (22) + Tour of Finland (9)

January (4)
Tuesday 10th 
Wednesday 11th 
  • Visit Child Bereavement UK Centre in Stratford, to marks their one year anniversary. 
    • Meet with professionals, volunteers, and families 
    • Attend support session
    • With Kate
Tuesday 17th 
February (10)
Sunday 5th
  • Attend training day for runners taking part in the 2017 London Marathon (Head's Together) at  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
    • With Kate and Harry
Monday 6th 
Sunday 12th
  • Attend BAFTA awards
    • With Kate
Monday 13th 
Wednesday 15th 
  • Received Mr Michael France, Chairman of Mountain Rescue Council of England & Wales
Monday 27th 
  •  Attend reception at Buckingham Palace to launch 2017 UK-India Year of Culture
    • With Queen, Philip, Kate and Royal Family
Tuesday 18th 
  • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
  • Attended a Dinner at Thomas Goode and Co Ltd for Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre
March (17)
Wednesday 1st 
  • Officially launch SkillForce's new award programme, The Prince William Award (PWA), while visiting a primary school in Wales
  • Attend LandAid Gala Dinner at Guildhall
Thursday 2nd
  • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
  • Received Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Turner upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer and Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Palmer upon assuming the appointment (Irish Guards)
Thursday 9th 
  • Attend Service of Dedication at Horse Guards Parade for the Iraq Afghanistan Memorial
    • Reception afterwords
    • with Queen & Royal family
    Friday 17th - Paris, France
    • Attend Irish Guard's St. Patricks Day Parade
    • Meet with French President François Hollande at the Élysée Palace 
    • Attend Reception at Ambassadors Residence to launch "Les Voisins"
    • Attend Gala at Ambassador's Residence
    Saturday 18th - Paris, France
    • Visit  Les Invalides 
      • Meet with Victims of the Paris Terror Attacks
    • Visit Musée d'Orsay 
      • Tour  Impressionists Gallery
    • Attend  "Les Voisins in Action" program at the Trocadéro 
      • Meet British and French children from @BritishCouncil programs
    • Attend France vs Wales Six Nations Rugby Match at Stade de France
    Tuesday 28th 
    • Received the Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
    Wednesday 29th 
    Thursday 30th 
    • Visited victims of the Westminister Attack at Guy’s, St Thomas
    • Visit London Ambulance to meet ambulance staff and control room staff who worked during Westminister Attack 
    April (9)
    Wednesday 5th 
    •  Attend Service of Hope for Westminster Attack at Westminster Abbey
      • With Kate and Harry
    Friday 7th 
    • Attend Service of Thanksgiving for Lord Snowdon at St. Margret's Church at Westminister Abbey
    Sunday 9th 
    • Attend ceremony for 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France 
      • With Charles and Harry
    Tuesday 18th 
    • Attend the screening of the BBC's documentary 'Mind over Marathon' at the BBC Radio Theatre.

    Wednesday 19th 
    • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
    • Attend  reception for the South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership
    Thursday 20th 
    • Officially open The Global Academy in support of Head's Together
      • With William & Harry 
    Friday 21st 

    Sunday 23rd
    May (13)
    Friday 5th 
    • Meet with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar, at Buckingham Palace
      • With the Queen
    Sunday 7th 
    Friday 12th
    • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
    • Meet with the President of the Republic of Kenya at Buckingham Palace
      Saturday 13th 
      • "Party at the Palace" tea party at Buckingham Palace for children of those who have died serving in the Armed Forces 
        • With Catherine and Harry
      Monday 15th 
      • Received Mr. Brent Hoberman, Chairman, the Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying.
      • Visit the Passage, St. Vincent's Centre
      Tuesday 16th 
      Wednesday 17th 
      • Attended the 4th meeting of The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying at Buckingham Palace
      Thursday 18th 
      • Diana Award's Legacy Awards Ceremony at St. James Palace
      • Attend a Reception for the Turnaround Campaign at Leighton House Museum (Centrepoint)
      (Saturday 20th: Attend Pippa Middleton & James Matthew's Wedding)
      (Tuesday 23rd: Release Statement on Machester Attack)

      Sunday 27th 

      • Attend the 2017 Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley
      June (14)
      Friday 2nd 
      • Met emergency first responders at Greater Manchester Police Headquarters
      • Met those who provided support following the recent Manchester terrorist attack, at Manchester Cathedral.
      Wednesday 6th - Belgium 
      • Attend commemorations for the Battle of Messines Ridge in Belgium
      Saturday 10th 
      • Attend The Colonel’s Review with the Royal Colonel Irish Guards at Horse Guard Parade
      Sunday 11th 
      Monday 12th 
      •  Played in King Power Royal Charity Polo Cup against Thai Polo Association in aid of Irish Guards Appeal & RFU Injured Players Foundation
      Thursday 15th 
      • Attended the London Founders Forum at the Grove Hotel, in Hertfordshire.
      • Attended a Reception at St. James's Palace for Royal Foundation 
      Friday 16th 
      • Visit Westway Sports Centre in West London, to meet with Grenfell Tower victims and relief workers
      • Visited the site of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre at Stanford Hall Estate
      • Attend the Senior Colonels’ Conference and Dinner at Buckingham Palace.
      Saturday 17th
      • Trooping the Colours - Queen's Official Birthday 
        • The Irish Guards will be trooping
      (Wednesday 21st: 35th Birthday)
        Tuesday 20th 
        • Attend Royal Ascot 
        Wednesday 28th 
        • Visit the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, in London
        July (9 + Tour)
        (Saturday 1st: Private re-dedication of Princess Diana's Grave at Althorp)
        Friday 7th 
          Tuesday 11th 
          Wednesday 12th 
          • Attend Lunch at Buckingham Palace for Spain State Visit
          • Attend Spain State Banquet 
            Thursday 13th 
            • Host a good luck reception for England Women's Football Team ahead of UEFA Women’s Euro tournament
            Saturday 15th 
            • Play in Jerudong Trophy Polo Match in aid of Centrepoint, Household Division Foundation, & Walking with the Wounded
            Sunday 16th 
            • Attend the Championships, Wimbledon at All England Club
            17th-21st  Tour of Poland & Germany (22 engagements)

            Full Schedule

            Sunday 30th - Belgium 
            • Attend the Last Post ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
              • Attend reception at Flanders Fields Museum
              • Watch performances at  Market Square in Ypres
              • With Kate and King & Queen of Belgium  
              • Give reading
            Monday 31st - Belgium 
            • Attend commemorations at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Tyne Cot Cemetery to mark the centenary of the first day of Passchendaele, the third Battle of Ypres
              • With Kate, Charles, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium  
            August (2)
            Wednesday 16th 
            • Attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland
              • With Charles
            Wednesday 30th  
            • Visit the White Garden at Kensington Palace, which was inspired by Princess Diana
              • Meet head gardener
              • Meet with representatives from Princess Diana's charities
              • With Kate & Harry 
            September (21)
            Tuesday 5th 
            • Attend the National Mental Health and Policing Conference, hosted by the College of Policing and the National Police Chiefs Council 
            • Visit the Support4Grenfell Hub at the Phoenix Brewery & Al-Manaar, the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre to hear about their work with those affected by Grenfell Tower Fire
            Wednesday 6th 
            • Attended a Meeting of the Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying
            • Received Mr Nicholas Westcott upon assuming his appointment as Director of Royal African Society
            Thursday 7th 
            • Host the Under-20 England football team at Kensington Palace (FA)
            • Received Mr Alastair Martin, Secretary of the Duchy of Cornwall
            Friday 8th 
            • Received Mr. Peter Ainsworth (Chairman, the Big Lottery Fund) and Mrs. Dawn Austwick (Chief Executive).
            Monday 11th 
            • Received Mr. Nicholas Booth upon relinquishing his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Foundation 
            Tuesday 12th 
            • Visit the Sporting Chance charity which supports those affected by non-recent cases of childhood sexual abuse within football (FA)
            • Visit the McLaren Production Centre to meet the team behind the British automotive company.
            Wednesday 13th 
            • Held a meeting at Kensington Palace with representatives from a number of organisations representing first responders
            Thursday 14th - Liverpool 
            Tuesday 19th 
            • Received Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach (Chief of the Defence Staff).
            • Visit Spitalfields Crypt Trust, a charity in Shoreditch supporting those affected by homelessness & addiction
            Tuesday 26th 
            • Attend events celebrating the 50th Anniv of Milton Keynes a town in Southern England.
            Wednesday 27th 
            • Attend the World Premiere screening of the BBC's Blue Planet II at the British Film Institute IMAX cinema
            • Attended a Reception at Guildhall for  Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund
            Thursday 28th 
            • Attend the launch of the 2018 International Business Festival at Lancaster House
              • Give Speech
            • Visit Imperial War Museum London and meet survivors of WWII
            October (20)
            Wednesday 4th - North Ireland
            • Visit Inspire, a charity and social enterprise which focuses on promoting wellbeing for all across the island of Ireland. 
            • Visit Lagan Search and Rescue at the Titanic Quarter
              • watch a live demonstration of a rescue mission
            • Attend a private dinner for the Irish Guards Association
            Thursday 5th 
            • Presented an Elizabeth Cross at Baronscourt (Irish Guards)
            Friday 6th 
            • Visit the Data Observatory at Imperial College London to learn about their work with Head's Together
            • Attended a Diana Award's Lunch at Number Twenty
            Tuesday 10th
            • Host Reception at St. James Palace for World Mental Health Day
              • with Harry
            • Host Reception at Buckingham Palace for World Mental Health Day
              • with Kate & Harry
            Wednesday 11th
            • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
            Thursday 12th 
            • Attend the New Zealand commemoration for the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium
            Monday 16th 
            • Attend Charities Forum Event at Paddington Station
              • With Kate and Harry
            • Attended a Dinner in aid of Stop Ivory at Thomas Goode and Company Limited
            Tuesday 17th 
            • Attended the Dedication of the SAS Ascension Memorial at Hereford Cathedral
            • Received Mr. John Robinson (Executive Vice President, Wildlife Conservation Society) (United for Wildlife)
            Wednesday 18th 
            • Attend Coach Core graduation at London Stadium 
              • With Kate and Harry
            • Hosted Reception for the finalists of BBC Radio One’s Teen Hero Awards at Kensington Palace.
              • With Harry
            (Friday 20th: One More Minute Video for Child Bereavement UK released)
            Monday 30th 
            • Attend the Pride of Britain Awards at Grosvenor House.
            • Received Sir Iftikhar Ayaz (Hon Consul-General of Tuvalu), who invested William with the Tuvalu Order of Merit
            Tuesday 31st 
            • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
            • Attended a Reception at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
            November (25+Tour)
            Wednesday 1st 
            • Attended meeting of signatories to the Buckingham Palace Declaration on the Transportation of Illegal Wildlife Parts, at Lancaster House
            Thursday 2nd 
            • Held a Tea at Kensington Palace for the Royal Marsden Hospital Clinical Care and Research Centre Appeal Board.
            • Attend Tusk Trust annual Gala Dinner at the Roundhouse
            Friday 3rd 
            • Attend the Met Police's Passing Out Parade to mark the graduation of new police officers.
            Monday 6th 
            • Received Rear-Admiral John Weale (Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland, Rear-Admiral Submarines and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff).
            • Attend a charity Gala hosted by Children's Trust & his patronage SkillForce
            Tuesday 7th 
            • Received Mr Alastair Martin (Secretary of the Duchy of Cornwall) and Mr Keith Willis (Finance Director).
            • Attended a Reception at Berry Brothers and Rudd for the Royal Foundation 
              •  with Kate
            Wednesday 8th 
            • Attended a Reception with the Passage, at the Goring Hotel
            Thursday 9th  
            Friday 10th 
            • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
            Saturday  11th 
            Sunday  12th 
            • Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.
            Tuesday 14th 
            • Presented The Duke of Cambridge Prize at Kensington Palace (British Sub-Aqua Club)
            • Received Mr Brent Hoberman, the Chairman of the Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying
              • Meet with CyberBullying campaigners Lucy Alexander and Chloe Hine 
            (Wednesday 15th: Video with Lucy Alexander and Chloe Hine Released)
            Thursday 16th 
            • Visit Google and YouTube to launch the national action plan to prevent cyberbullying as part of the Royal Foundation’s cyberbullying task force.
            • Attended a Dinner at Sunbeam Studios for Royal Foundation
            Friday 17th 
            • Attend the launch event for Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors & LandAid’s Pledge150 campaign. 
            Tuesday 21st 
            • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
            Wednesday 22nd - Birmingham
            • Visit Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull Manufacturing Plant & Experience Centre
              • Meet with  Mountain Rescue volunteers participating in a vehicle familiarisation exercise
            • Visit Coach Core program at Aston Villa Football Club 
            • Visit Acme Whistles, creators of the first police whistle and the original Acme Thunderer
              • Unveil plaque
            Friday 24th  
            • Attend Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre
            Monday 27th 
            • Received the Hon William Shawcross (Chairman, the Charity Commission for England and Wales).
            Tuesday 28th 
            • Received the President & First Lady of Germany at Buckingham Palace
              • With the Queen
              • Attended Luncheon
            Wednesday 29th - Thursday 30th
            December (8)
            Tuesday 5th 
            • Attend Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace
            Wednesday 6th 
            • Attend the Children's Global Media Summit at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. 
            Thursday 7th 
            • Held a Board Meeting for The Royal Foundation at Kensington Palace
              • With Kate
            Wednesday 11th 
            • Attended a Dinner in support of For Rangers (United for Wildlife)
            Tuesday 12th 
            • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
            • Attend the European Premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, at the Royal Albert Hall, in aid of Royal Foundation
              • With Harry
            Thursday 14th 
            •  Attend the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service at St Paul's Cathedral
              • With Charles, Camilla, Kate & Harry
            •  Received the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam at Buckingham Palace


                    1. So you are counting William's unofficial/private visits on March 30th, but not Harry's official 3 not 2 visits on February 21st.

                      1. Yes.
                        For William's March 30th, just because there wasn't media there doesn't mean it was not an "official duty." There are a lot of "private" official engagements. William was definitely there in an official capacity as a Royal. I know it wasn't listed on the CC. But I don't particularly follow the CC as it's not the most consistent or as I feel the most accurate representation of duties. I.e. Prince Charles visit to the King's College Hospital to meet the victims of the Westminister attack a few days earlier was included in the CC. And William's visit wasn't any different from Charles.

                        This was separated as two engagements, as William was visiting two different organizations at two locations.

                        I am counting all of what Harry did on Feb 21st, I just saw it as 2 engagements, not 3. The heads together part was sort of a 2 part engagement (a thing & then a reception afterward). It had the same group of organizations, same people attending, and both were about the same project. So it was counted as one.

                      2. No it wasn't. He attended a trainings day for HT which was with different people and at a different place as the charity day at Virgin Money.

                      3. Different locations doesn't mean much. Royals often have engagements where they do things in 2 different places. Especially when you have something outside and a reception inside. I've seen royals travel to 3, 4, or 5 locations during an engagement.

                        You also have cases where a Royal will have multiple engagements at the same place. Think of Prince Harry's trip to the University of Bath last week where he met with Invictus Games and the Rugby Union's Injured Players Foundation.

                        The real question is not how many locations, but what are they doing there. And since the 2 parts were all about the Head's Together competing in the Virgin Money London Marathon, in which Head's Together is their charity of the years. I don't know how you can say he was doing two different things.

                        And the two parts had the same organizations and a lot of the same people. Head's Together & Virgin Money aren't two separate things. Virgin Money is a founding partner of Head's Together. And Head's Together is the charity of the Virgin Money London Marathon. And there were literally the same people at both events. A number of the runners and staff from part one came to the reception. Yeah it was two locations, but it had to be. You couldn't very well have people training for a marathon at the Virgin Money headquarters, and you couldn't hold a reception outside in February, especially not on a bridge.