Thursday, 5 January 2017

Queen's Grandchildren "Official" Engagements (2017)

The Queen's Grandchildren Peter PhilipsZara Tindall, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise& Viscount James don't regularly undertake "official" engagements like William or Harry. They are not regularly listed on the CC, and do not receive any funding for their charitable work.

They do however attend the occasional official engagement and do work for various charities and organizations. They also hold a number of patronages.

This is a list of the Official Engagements PeterZaraBeatriceEugenieLouise& James attend (e.g. Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral). This list also includes events they attend as a member of the Royal Family or as Patron of the organization.

We try not to include charity work that related to their job or events they attend in a private capacity, except when they are "official engagements". But it is hard to draw a line between what should be included, and what should not. Also, things aren't widely publicized so, undoubtedly, we will miss some things.

Count for 2017:
Peter - 3 
Zara - 3 
Beatrice - 23
Eugenie - 27
Louise - 1
James - 1

January (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0)
Saturday 7th 
  • Eugenie attended the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate festival in South Africa 
    • presented the LQP 2017 trophy
February (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0)
Monday 27th 
  • Eugenie attend UK-India Year of Culture Reception at Buckingham Palace
March  (0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0)
Friday 3rd
  • Zara attend official opening of the new Clubhouse and Changing Rooms at Minchinhampton Rugby Football Club
    • With mum Princess Anne, and husband Mike
Wednesday 8th 
  • Eugenie attend a celebration at UK consulate in New York City to mark International Women's Day
Thursday 9th 
  • Eugenie visit Safe Horizon domestic violence shelter in New York City with  Voices of Hope
    • With British Consul General, Antonia Romeo 
Friday 10th 
  • Eugenie attend a UN Trustfund End Violence Against Women conference in New York City
Sunday 30th 
  • Beatrice attend the 100th Teenage Cancer Gig at Royal Albert Hall 
    • With mum Duchess Sarah (Joint Patron)
April  (0, 0, 2, 1, 0, 0)

(April 4-13: Eugenie's "Be Inspired" Art Auction to raise funds for Children and Arts)

Thursday 6th 
  • Beatrice attend We Day in New York City
(Sunday 16th: PeterBeatriceEugenieLouise& James attend Easter Service at Windsor Castle)
(Mid April: Beatrice judge Easter bonnet pageant for Sick Kids Friends Foundation)

Thursday 25th 
  • Beatrice and Eugenie attend Pitch at Palace at St. James Palace
May  (0, 0, 9, 5, 0, 0)
Tuesday 2nd 
  • Beatrice attend Milken Institute Global Summit at the Beverly Hilton in California 
    • With dad, Andrew
Thursday 4th 
  • Beatrice visit Facebook Headquarters in California 
    • With dad, Andrew
  • Beatrice visit Cisco Systems in California 
    • With dad, Andrew
Saturday 13th 
  • Beatrice run in Lady Garden Charity 5K in Hyde Park
Monday 15th
  • Beatrice attended Oscar's Book Prize Awards Ceremony 
Tuesday 16th 
  • Beatrice attended Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace
Wednesday 17th 
  • Eugenie speaks at China Exchange's Prudential Series of "exceptional people w/ extraordinary lives"
    • Beatrice attended
Sunday 22nd  
  • Beatrice attended Fashion for Relief in Cannes France in aid of Children in Crisis
    • With mum, Sarah
Monday 22nd 
  • Beatrice Eugenie attended RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • Beatrice Eugenie attended Ultra Awards in aid of Children in Crisis
    • With mum, Sarah
Tuesday 25th 
  • Eugenie attended Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Garden Party at Buckingham Palace
  • Eugenie meet with Mersey Girls at Buckingham Palace (RNOH Redevelopment Appeal)
June  (2, 2, 6, 70, 0)
Monday 12th 
  • Eugenie host UNAIDS Gala in Switzerland 
Saturday 17th 
  • PeterBeatrice & Eugenie attend Trooping the Colour
Monday 19th 
  • Beatrice, & Eugenie, host reception at St. James Palace for Charity: Water
Tuesday 20th
  • PeterZara, Beatrice, & Eugenie attend Royal Ascot
    • With Queen & Royal Family 
Thursday 22nd
  • Zara, Beatrice, & Eugenie attend Royal Ascot
    • With Queen & Royal Family 
Friday 23rd
  • Beatrice, & Eugenie attend Royal Ascot
    • With Queen, Royal Family, & Eugenie's boyfriend Jack 
Saturday 24th
  • Beatrice attend Royal Ascot
    • With Queen & Royal Family 
Friday 30th 
  • Eugenie attend Children in Crisis Reception
    •  With mum Sarah, & boyfriend Jack Brooksbank 
July  (1, 0, 0, 4, 0, 1)
Saturday 15th 
  • James attended the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Show
    • With mum, Countess Sophie
Monday 24th - Glasgow, Scotland 
  • Eugenie visited Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance (TARA) at Community Safety Glasgow
  • Eugenie visited Project Ability, a visual arts organisation supporting people with disabilities and mental health issues.
  • Eugenie visited Horatios Garden, a garden for patients of the Spinal Unit at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Eugenie visited Teenage Cancer Trust at Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity 
Friday 28th - Canada
  • Peter & Autumn Philips attend the lunch of the 2017 Women Build for Habitat for Humanity, in Canada
August  (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)

September  (0, 0, 2, 1, 1, 0)
    Sunday 3rd 
    • Louise attend the Burghley Horse Trials
      • with mum, Countess Sarah
    Wednesday 13th 
    Wednesday 20th
    • Beatrice speak at WE Day at the UN headquarters in New York City, USA
    Wednesday 27th
    • Beatrice open WE Movement's new Global Learning Center in Toronto, Canada

    October  (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)

    November (0, 0, 3, 3, 0, 0)

    Wednesday 1st 
    • Eugenie host book launch the Be Cool Be Nice book in the House of Lords
    Thursday 2nd 
    • Eugenie attend the annual Poppy Ball hosted by the Royal British Legion.
    Monday 13th 
    • Beatrice attend book launch the Be Cool Be Nice book in the House of Lords
    Friday 17th
    •  Beatrice visit Children's Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury
    Monday 20th 
    Saturday 25th 
    • Eugenie attend UN Trust Fund gala for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
    December  (0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0)
    Wednesday 13th
    • Eugenie (Committee Member) attend The Charges II gala at Royal Horticultural Society Halls
    Also Check Out:


    1. Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attended the Pacific Fair Magic Million Polo, in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on 7 January, and Princess Eugenie attended the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate festival, Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town, South Africa and presented the LQP 2017 on 6 & 7 January.

      1. Zara and Mike didn't attend on the 7th, because the Pacific Fair Magic Million Polo didn't start till the 8th.

        And Princess Eugenie only attended the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate on the 7th. We've been a bit conflicted about including the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate festival. This isn't a list of everything they do in 2017, just "official" things: an actual official engagement/ royal event, supporting their patronage, or officially representing the Royal Family.
        If it were just a horse race she attended, we wouldn't include it. But obviously presenting the trophy makes it more official. This seemed a bit more like a social outing than an official one. This event is attended annual by Eugenie's circle of friends.

      2. Thank you - the information is gleaned from various sources and sometimes the dates are hard to find.

    2. So far in January the events they have attended are (of course not all of which will be included), as far as I can ascertain:
      5 January - Princess Beatrice of York attended the Popsugar Master Storytellers Dinner at CES2017, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
      7 January - Princess Eugenie of York attended the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate festival, Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town, South Africa and presented the LQP 2017
      8 January - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Divine Worship at St Mary’s Church, Sandringham
      9 January - Prince Harry joined the Endeavour Fund Awards Ceremony Judging Panel at Kensington Palace
      9 January - Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attended the Pacific Fair Magic Million Polo, in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
      10 January - The Duke of Cambridge visited Centrepoint Ealing, Northolt
      10 January - Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attended the Magic Millions launch party in Surfer’s Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia
      11 January - The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Anna Freud Early Years Parenting Unit, Mayton Street, London N7
      11 January - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a Child Bereavement UK Centre at the Stratford Advice Centre, The Grove, London E15
      11 January - Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attended the Magic Millions Barrier Draw in Surfer’s Paradise, Gold Coast
      12 January - Princess Eugenie, accompanied by Jack Broocksbank, attend the launch of Bunga Bunga in Covent Garden, London WC2

      1. William, Kate and Harry each have their own list of official engagement, so they aren't including here. But besides attending church, those events are covered there. As for Beatrice and Eugenie's events they weren't really attending those parties in an official capacity as Patron or as a member of the Royal Family. But we are adding Princess Eugenie in South Africa for the cup, because it does seem from our research that she was there in an official capacity.

    3. Princess Beatrice attended the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland -

      1. Yep, she was there. Not really an official engagement. Although the name certainly sounds very serious. The WEF can be a bit of a party scene. We don't really know what Beatrice was doing to over there. If she was just there to listen to some of the lectures, and mingle with celebrities and hit the party scene, that's not an official engagement. She wasn't there in any official capacity.

    4. I was wondering, do we really know if Eugenie attended either auction. I mean unless I am missing something no pictures of her there, and concerning the viewing, she was in Jamaica at the Tom Inskip wedding around the same time.

      1. For: April 4-13 this was an online Auction, so obviously she couldn't attend. We just have it listed so people know when it is, because she's patron of the auction. Things in () are engagements, and aren't counted, there are just thing we think are important to mention.

        For March 3rd, I was concerned about this as well. I had it on here, because she was on the guest list that the Charity released ahead of time. So obviously if they said she was attending, I didn't see any reason to doubt otherwise.
        But at taking a closer look at the event, no she wasn't here. She did however write a letter for the events program. So thanks for pointing that out.

    5. Princess Beatrice attended the Kairos Global Summit on April 21,2017

      1. We did not include the Kairos Global Summit as this was a work thing for Beatrice. We don't generally include things that relate to the person's job.