Royal Baby Due In April

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Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018.

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE
ARE EXPECTING A BABY IN APRIL

Kensington Palace has announced that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Visit Norway and Sweden

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Royal visit to Germany - Day One

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Norway and Sweden

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Norway and Sweden at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The visit will take place in early 2018.

Further details will be advised in due course.

Duke of Cambridge to Visit Finland

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The Duke of Cambridge will visit Finland

The Duke of Cambridge will undertake an official two day visit to Finland on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th November.

His Royal Highness’ visit is at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Further details of the visit will be advised in due course.

Prince Harry to Collect Award on Behalf of His Mother

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Princess Diana speaks at The National Children's Bureau Conference on Children and AIDs and the National AIDs Trust at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London

PRINCE HARRY TO COLLECT ATTITUDE LEGACY AWARD ON
BEHALF OF DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES

The Roundhouse, London

Thursday 12th October, 2017

Prince Harry will collect a posthumous Attitude Legacy Award on behalf of Diana, Princess of Wales, at the Attitude Awards on Thursday 12th October. Attitude Magazine is awarding the prize to the late Princess in honour of her significant work in drawing attention to HIV/AIDS.

The annual Attitude Awards, held at Camden’s Roundhouse, each year recognise the inspiring stories and outstanding achievements of some of the key leaders within the LGBT community. Money raised from the Awards, which are this year hosted by Tom Daley, will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Through the Attitude Legacy Award, and in the 20th anniversary year since Diana, Princess of Wales’ passing, Attitude Magazine hopes to acknowledge the important contribution the late Princess made to challenging the stigma and fear that surrounded HIV/AIDS in the 80s and 90s.

This year’s Legacy Award, the first of Award of the ceremony, will be introduced by Ian Walker, a former Senior Occupational Therapist at the London Lighthouse, and Julian La Bastide, a former nurse at the Mildmay Hospital. Both Ian and Julian will talk about their experiences of meeting Diana, Princess of Wales, and the legacy of her HIV/AIDS work, before inviting Prince Harry to collect the Award on behalf of his mother, and to deliver a short speech.

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Prince Harry to Visit Chicago, Illinois

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Prince Harry to Visit Chicago, Illinois

Prince Harry to visit Chicago, Illinois

Prince Harry will attend the inaugural Summit of the Obama Foundation on Tuesday 31st October in Chicago, Illinois. His Royal Highness will attend the Summit at the invitation of former US President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. During the event Prince Harry will take part in a conversation about ways to support and encourage youth leadership to tackle both local and global challenges. His Royal Highness will use the conversation in part to highlight the success of the Full Effect project he established in St. Anne’s, Nottingham that is supported by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

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Queen to Attend The King’s Troop 70th Anniversary Parade

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The Queen will attend The King’s Troop 70th Anniversary Parade

Thursday 19th October 2017

The Queen, Captain General, will review The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery (KTRHA) in Hyde Park, London, on the occasion of their 70th Anniversary.

The KTRHA was formed on the wishes of His Majesty King George VI in October 1947. Commonly known as the ‘Gunners’, The Royal Artillery provides firepower to the British Army. Equipped with 13-pounder field guns dating from WWI, the Troop provides ceremonial salutes for Royal occasions and state functions. The soldiers are superb equestrians as well as a fighting force, which is deployed on operations around the world when required.

Her Majesty will arrive at Hyde Park and take position on the dais for the Royal Salute and National Anthem. The Queen will then inspect the Parade in the State Review Range Rover, accompanied by the Master Gunner and Honorary Colonel.

Following the Parade, Her Majesty will attend a reception to meet soldiers and veterans of the Troop, including Percy Austen who was serving in 1947 when King George VI inspected the Parade.

Uniquely in the British Army, the KTRHA is currently made up of a 50/50 male and female demographic. At the reception, The Queen will meet some of the women who are currently serving in the Troop, including the first female Master Saddler and Master Tailor. Also present will be soldiers who are training Her Majesty’s race horse ‘Knock Castle’ which was gifted to the Troop in August.

Her Majesty will sign the 70th Anniversary Review Document and receive a posy upon departure. The Queen has been Captain General of The Royal Regiment of Artillery since 6 February 1952.

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery received their title in 1947 when King George VI decided that, following the mechanisation of the last batteries of horse drawn artillery, a troop of horse artillery should be kept to take part in the great ceremonies of state. His Majesty declared that the Riding Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery would be known as ‘The King’s Troop’, and enacted this by striking out the word ‘Riding’ in their Visitors Book and inserting ‘King’s. On her accession, The Queen declared that the name ‘The King’s Troop’ would remain in his honour.

The King’s Troop forms part of the Household Troops and, when on parade with its guns, take precedence over all other Regiments in the Regular forces of the British Army. They also mount the Queen’s Life Guard at Horse Guards each summer when the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment is on military training outside London. The unit is also famous for their spectacular Musical Drive which thrills the crowds at shows up and down the UK every year, when they tow their guns around the arena in exciting and immaculately choreographed manoeuvres.

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Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry to Attend Coach Core Graduation

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The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry to attend the Coach Core Graduation

London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Wednesday 18th October, 2017

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will visit West Ham United’s London Stadium to attend the graduation ceremony for more than 150 Coach Core apprentices. This apprenticeship programme improves the availability and quality of sports coaching, creating a solid career path, and increasing the confidence and the belief of young people in their ability to achieve.

Apprentices will be attending the ceremony from seven different areas where Coach Core operates (London, Glasgow, Essex, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, and South Wales), with those graduating from London, Glasgow, Wales and Essex. Ahead of the ceremony Their Royal Highnesses will have the opportunity to watch some practical sessions in action, where they will see a number of different sports being played.

Also attending the event will be partners and key supporters of the Coach Core programme. The Duke and Prince Harry will attend a reception at the stadium to meet with some of the key figures who have helped to deliver the programme, as well as hearing about future plans for Coach Core.

The graduation ceremony will then begin pitchside at London Stadium, and will include speeches from the Chairman of Coach Core Ed Wray, and Karren Brady the Vice-Chairman of West Ham United. Their Royal Highnesses will take to the stage and congratulate the 2017 graduates, inviting them on stage to mark their official graduation from Coach Core.

Earlier in the day a number of professional sports players will take part in a Q&A session with the apprentices attending to discuss the impact sports and coaching has had on their lives.

The Coach Core apprenticeship scheme was designed by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to take young people aged 16 – 24 with limited opportunities, and train them to be sports coaches and positive role models and mentors in their communities. The apprentices learn technical sport skills alongside an inclusive and holistic approach to coaching, with an emphasis on employability and mentoring skills. Coach Core is proud to have transformed the lives of its apprentices with 98% of its graduates now being in full-time employment or education, and 80% retain strong ties with their employers and continue to engage in community sport.

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All Aboard! Princes To Attend Charities Forum Event

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THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE AND PRINCE HARRY WILL ATTEND THE CHARITIES FORUM EVENT

Paddington Station, London

Monday 16th October, 2017

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will join children from the charities they support on board Belmond British Pullman train at Paddington Station. The event will be hosted by STUDIOCANAL, with support from BAFTA through its BAFTA Kids programme, and before embarking Their Royal Highnesses will meet the cast and crew from the forthcoming film PADDINGTON 2.

The Duke and Prince Harry will spend time meeting the young guests on board the 1920s and 30s vintage carriages that form the sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. After which they will disembark, and wave off Belmond British Pullman as it departs Paddington Station and journeys through the English Countryside.

This will be a unique opportunity for members of Their Royal Highnesses’ Charities Forum to nominate some of the children they support – many going through difficult times in their lives – for a special trip aboard the train.

There are over 30 organisations involved in The Charities Forum, which consists of Their Royal Highnesses’ patronages and other organisations with whom they work closely. The Forum aims to bring together Their Royal Highnesses’ individual charitable interests. The group meets regularly, with organisations taking it in turns to host. The meetings provide an opportunity for the charities to update Their Royal Highnesses on their recent activities and projects, and also provide a platform for collaborative activity between the organisations. Opportunities to support each other are explored at meetings, relationships are developed and bilateral work is initiated, often between charities and organisations that would not ordinarily have been linked through the course of their own work.

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Royal Family Engagements to Mark Remembrance 2017

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Queen Elizabeth II lays a wreath during the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, 2016

Royal Attendance at Engagements to Mark Remembrance

The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend the following engagements to mark Remembrance in 2017:

Thursday 9th November

Prince Harry will visit the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

The Duke of Cambridge represents the Queen on Thursday at the New Zealand Commemoration for the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium.

Saturday 11th November

The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will attend the Menin Gate ceremony at Ypres, Belgium and will then visit Tyne Cot and Bedford House, Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemeteries.

The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

Sunday 12th November

The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

For the first time, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will view the ceremony from the balcony of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office building. At Her Majesty’s request, a wreath will be laid on her behalf by the Prince of Wales. An equerry will lay the Duke of Edinburgh’s wreath.

The Earl of Wessex will later take the Salute at the March Past of Veteran and Civilian Organisations on Horse Guards Parade.

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Prince Harry to Visit Copenhagen

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Prince Harry to Visit Copenhagen

25th and 26th October

Prince Harry will undertake a two day visit to Copenhagen, Denmark on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th October. This visit is at the request of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

This will be His Royal Highness’s first official visit to Denmark, and Prince Harry is looking forward to meeting the people of Copenhagen. In particular he will spend time with young Danes making a real difference in fields including business, sports and social development, and His Royal Highness will have an opportunity to meet veterans including the recently returned Danish Invictus Games team.

On arrival to Copenhagen, which will be the early afternoon of the 25th October, Prince Harry will visit The Palace of Amalienborg for an Audience with Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

After this, His Royal Highness will travel across the city to KPH Projects. Based in a regenerated area of Copenhagen, this organisation acts as a community for innovative start-ups and small growing businesses, which all have a shared focus to improve society by working with social, cultural or environmental objectives. Each business supports and collaborates with one another across a huge variety of sectors and while here Prince Harry will meet with the KPH founders, and entrepreneurs.

Just nearby are the headquarters of GAME, an NGO with a mission to create lasting social change through youth-led street sports and culture, which Prince Harry will visit. He will meet young volunteers known as ‘Playmakers’ who are encouraged to take a role as peer educators, and leaders of activities for youth including those from less advantaged neighbourhoods. His Royal Highness will hear about these programmes and view activities including basketball, parkour, and dance classes, before hearing from young people for whom GAME has become an important part of their lives.

That evening His Royal Highness will attend a reception hosted by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Denmark at the famous Tivoli Gardens. Located in central Copenhagen, Tivoli is one of the world’s oldest amusement parks, first opening in 1843. Prince Harry will meet a selection of Danish figures including from the worlds of sports, business, politics, arts and culture at this event, which will close the day’s engagements.

On Thursday morning His Royal Highness will start the day with a visit to a Danish bakery, where he will meet with volunteers and service users from a nationwide campaign designed to improve attitudes towards mental health. The ‘One of Us’ programme builds awareness of mental health while simultaneously reducing the stigma associated with it, and been successfully rolled out across schools, workplaces and elsewhere in Denmark.

The second engagement of the day, just outside the main city centre, where Prince Harry will be joined by His Royal Highness Prince Joachim, will see Their Royal Highnesses visiting a project which supports veterans of the Danish Armed Forces. Prince Harry will learn about the origins of the initiative which uses sports and teamwork to help rehabilitate wounded soldiers and watch demonstrations of the most popular activities. The event will conclude with a reception which will be attended by some of the recently returned Invictus Games competitors who have also benefitted from this project.

His Royal Highness’s last stop of the day will be Ørestad Gymnasium, which is part of a global network of changemaker schools, with partners in the UK. Prince Harry will join the school as it holds a conference on the importance of ‘Making a Difference’, and His Royal Highness will join individual sessions and workshops to hear from young people sharing ideas and best practices related to solving issues facing their generation.

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