Thursday 4 May 2017

Prince Philip Official Engagements (May - Dec 2017)

Number of engagements between announcement & retirement 48

Number of engagements in 2017 post retirement - 8

May 4th, Prince Philip announced he is officially retiring from full-time royal duties in August.

May (19)
(3 events in May before the announcement)
Thursday 4th 
  •  Attend a Service for Members of the Order of Merit at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace
    • Host a luncheon
    • With the Queen
Tuesday 9th 
  •  Visit Pangbourne College, Pangbourne, Reading, Berkshire, to celebrate its Centenary
    • With the Queen
Sunday 14th
  •  Present the prizes for the DAKS Challenge Trophy, at the Royal Windsor Horse Show?
Monday 15th 
  • Received a delegation from the Canadian Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Charter for Business.
  • Attend the President's Dinner for Chartered Management Institute at Banqueting House, in Whitehall
Tuesday 16th 
  • Attend Buckingham Palace Garden Party
    • With Queen and Royal Family 
Wednesday 17th 
  • Attend the Cormorant Club's 70th Anniversary Reception, at the Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall
Thursday 18th 
  •  Attend a Dinner marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of Pakistan, at Mansion House
Friday 19th 
  • Host Dinner at Frogmore House for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Sunday 21st 
  • Attend the Regimental Remembrance Service for Grenadier Guards at the Guards Chapel, at Wellington Barracks
Monday 22nd 
  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show
    • With Queen and  Royal Family
  • Hold a Regimental Council Meeting for Grenadier Guards at Buckingham Palace
  • Attend the First Guards Club Dinner for Grenadier Guards at the Cavalry and Guards Club in London
Tuesday 23rd 
  • Attend Buckingham Palace Garden Party
    • With Queen and Royal Family 
Wednesday 24th 
  • Hold Receptions for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Buckingham Palace.
    • With Edward and Sophie
  • Attend a Service at St. Paul's Cathedral to celebrate the Centenary of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Thursday 25th 
  • Hold Receptions for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Hillsborough Castle.
Tuesday 30th 
  •  Hold a Reception at St. James's Palace for the Air League
Wednesday 31st 
  • Hold an afternoon Reception at Buckingham Palace for London Youth charity to mark their 130th Anniversary 
June (13)
Thursday 1st 
  • Attend Buckingham Palace Garden Party
    • With Queen and Royal Family 
Wednesday 7th 
  • Hold a Reception at The Queen's Gallery, at Buckingham Palace for Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Thursday 8th 
  • Received Group Captain Michael Carver upon assuming his appointment as Station Commander of Royal Air Force Northolt
  • Attend a Dinner at 1 Great George Street in London for Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers
Tuesday 13th 
  • Travelled by train from Slough, Berkshire, to London Paddington to mark the One Hundred and Seventy Fifth Anniversary of the first train journey by a British Monarch
    • With Queen
  • Attend Evensong at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace to celebrate the Centenary of the Companions of Honour
    • With Queen 
Wednesday 14th 
  • Hold a Reception to mark its 80th anniversary of Plan International UK at Buckingham Palace.
Thursday 15th 
  • Attend a Memorial Service at All Saints Church to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the bombing of Upper North Street School, now Mayflower Primary School.
    • Visit Mayflower Primary School
Friday 16th 
  • Hold the Senior Colonel's Conference for Grenadier Guards at Buckingham Palace.
Saturday 17th
  • Trooping the Colours - Queen's Official Birthday 
    • The Irish Guards will be trooping
    Tuesday 20th 
    • Attend Royal Ascot 
    (Hospitalized with infection 20th-22nd)

    • Attend Royal Ascot (Canceled)
    Tuesday 27th 
    • Present The Prince Philip Award for Contributions to Zoology, at ZSL London Zoo 
    • Attend the Funeral of Countess Mountbatten of Burma which was held at St. Paul's Church, in Knightsbridge
    Friday 30th 
    • Attend a dinner at the Visitor Centre Restaurant at Sandringham House, for The Coaching Club
    July (15)
    Monday 3rd 
    • Attend a Reception to mark the 50th anniversary of the Prince Philip Prize, at Trades Hall in Glasgow.
    Tuesday 4th
    • Attend Palace of Holyroodhouse Garden Party
      • With Queen and Royal Family 
    Wednesday 5th 
    •  Name the Queen Elizabeth II Canal and visit the Kelpies, The Helix, Falkirk.
      • With Queen 
    • Visit Stirling Castle and attend 70th-anniversary thanksgiving service in the Chapel Royal.
      • With Queen 
    Thursday 6th 
    • Hold Receptions for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
    Tuesday 11th 
    • Attend Reception for Winners of The Queen's Awards for Enterprise at Buckingham Palace
      Wednesday 12th 
      • Official Welcome at Horse Guard Parade 
      • Lunch at Buckingham Palace 
        • View Royal Collection
      • Attend State Banquet 
      Thursday 13th 
      • Open New Scotland Yard, the new headquarters of the Metropolitan Police
        • With Queen
      Tuesday 18th 
      • Received Mr. Michael Blaylock upon relinquishing his appointment as Commodore of , Royal Mersey Yacht Club, and Mr. John Collingwood upon assuming the appointment
      • Received a delegation on the occasion of the University of Salford's Fiftieth Anniversary
      • Present awards at the Annual Meeting, at the Royal Geographical Society
      Wednesday 19th 
      • Attends reception at Canada House, Trafalgar Square to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Confederation
        • With the Queen
      Thursday 20th 
      • Took the salute at Sounding Retreat & attended Officers Regimental Dinner for The Rifles
      August (2)
      Wednesday 2nd
      • Attend parade for Royal Marines to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge on the Buckingham Palace Forecourt
      (3rd: Prince Philip officially begins his retirement) 
      Wednesday 23rd
      • Received a delegation from the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) at Balmoral Castle
      September (1)
      (Saturday 2nd: Attend Braemar Games with the Queen and Royal Family)
      Monday 4th 
      • Attend open the Queensferry Crossing at South Queensferry
        • With the Queen
      October (0)

      November (5)
      Tuesday 7th 
      • Held a Regimental Council Meeting for Grenadier Guards at Buckingham Palace
      Saturday  10th
      • Festival of Remembrance 
      Sunday  11th 
      • Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London
        • Watch on Balcony with the Queen 
        • Equerry will lay wreath
      Monday 20th 
      • Invested with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order by the Queen
      Wednesday 29th
      • Visit The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre in London (National Maritime Museum)
      December (1)
      Tuesday 19th 
      • Received Major-General Robert Magowan & Major-General Charles Stickland of Royal Marines with Prince Harry
        • Prince Philip & Magowan relinquishing their appointments as Captain-General & Commandant-General.
        • Prince Harry & Stickland assumed the appointments
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