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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit New Zealand – Day 2

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during a visit to White Rose Primary School in Elliots Town, New Tredegar, in south Wales.

THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL VISIT NEW ZEALAND

Auckland

Tuesday 19th November

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attend a Ceremony of Welcome and meet the Prime Minister of New Zealand and the Chief of Defence Force

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will receive a traditional Māori welcome from members of the New Zealand Armed Forces on the lawn of Government House. Māori elders, the Kaumātua and Kuia, will explain each stage of the ceremony. His Royal Highness will then take the Royal Salute and inspect the Guard.

Their Royal Highnesses will then meet Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clark Gayford, and Chief of Defence Force Air Marshal Kevin Short and his wife Sherryll Short. Their Royal Highnesses will be invited to sign the visitors’ book and pause for an Official Photograph.

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The Prince of Wales meets with the Leader of the Opposition

The Prince of Wales will have a private meeting with Simon Bridges, Leader of the Opposition government.

In February 2018, Simon Bridges became the National Party Leader following the resignation of Bill English. As the Leader of the largest non-government party in the House, he also became Leader of the Opposition.

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The Duchess of Cornwall attends a Domestic Violence Roundtable at Shine

The Duchess of Cornwall will join a roundtable discussion on the topic of domestic violence, together with survivors and national campaigners. Her Royal Highness will also tour the Shine offices and meet some of their frontline support staff who help thousands of adult and child victims of domestic abuse.

Shine (Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday) supports thousands of victims of domestic violence through a helpline, crisis advocacy and two women’s refuges in Auckland. The charity also provides professional training programmes and runs the DVFREE workplace programme, which supports companies in protecting employees who experience domestic violence. Their programme KIDshine supports children who have been exposed to domestic violence to be safe and heal. The No Excuses programme is designed to assist men who have previously used violence and abuse, to change.

The Duchess of Cornwall has highlighted the work of domestic abuse charities in the United Kingdom and overseas for a number of years. In the UK, Her Royal Highness has visited domestic violence charities SafeLives, Refuge and Women’s Aid and in July 2016 hosted a reception at Clarence House on the subject. Earlier this year, The Duchess visited IMMA, an association that provides counselling for victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence and trauma, in Munich during Their Royal Highness’s tour of Germany.

In a speech delivered at the Women’s Forum during the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, The Duchess said: “Not long ago I was fortunate enough to spend time with some of the bravest women I have been privileged to meet. Their experiences not only touched their lives but also the lives of those around them, in the most tragic ways. I spoke to courageous women that had survived abuse, as well as to mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends of those who had been killed. Their silence was broken – but only after tragedy. I hope we can talk about what is happening behind closed doors across the world and I hope that these brave people have the courage to speak out – to be, in the words of one of those women, ‘victors not victims’.”

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The Prince of Wales meets with the Prime Minister of New Zealand

The Prince of Wales will have a private meeting with Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand.

His Royal Highness previously met the Prime Minister in April 2018 during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London when The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall received Jacinda Ardern and her partner at Clarence House.

Following the announcement of Their Royal Highness’s visit to New Zealand, the Prime Minister said: “I am delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses back to New Zealand. I know that the couple have greatly enjoyed New Zealanders’ warm hospitality and manaakitanga when they visited previously. The Prince of Wales has been a strong advocate for the environment, conservation and sustainability for many years. This visit will provide opportunities for him to engage with New Zealanders on those subjects, and to learn more about the ways in which New Zealand is preparing for the future.”

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The Prince of Wales visits Sea Cleaners

In Auckland Harbour, The Prince of Wales will meet with volunteers working to clear plastic from the coastal waters around New Zealand. His Royal Highness will then board a vessel and join the crew on a short ‘plastic patrol’ around the Harbour.

Sea Cleaners is a non-profit organisation working to rid New Zealand’s coastal waters of marine plastic. Since their establishment in 2002, 160,000 volunteer hours have gone into removing 8.5 million litres of waste from the sea, whilst spreading the word to school groups, community groups, businesses and Maori Iwi as how to dispose of rubbish in eco-friendly ways that do not harm the environment. Sea Cleaners is now working with the Royal New Zealand Navy to expand their work beyond New Zealand’s waters.

The Prince of Wales first spoke publically about his concerns regarding the impact of plastic pollution on the natural world in 1970. Since then, His Royal Highness has been an advocate for sustainability and waste reduction. In 2017, The Prince of Wales delivered the keynote speech at the Our Ocean Conference in Malta, declaring that the growing threat to the world’s marine ecology has reached a critical point where plastics are ‘now on the menu’.

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Emirates Team New Zealand

Their Royal Highnesses will visit the team headquarters of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron who will compete in the America’s Cup in early 2021. The team previously won the cup in 2017. Before departing, The Prince and The Duchess will have the opportunity to meet with members of the public.

The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport. It was first contested in 1851 and has been raced for 35 times in its 157 years. Emirates Team New Zealand are the current defending champions, having won against the USA in 2017, and will meet with their challengers in Auckland in early 2021.

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The Duchess of Cornwall attends a Women Of The World Think-In

The Duchess of Cornwall, President of the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World Festival (WOW), will join a series of discussions and roundtables hosted by the Governor-General of New Zealand Dame Patsy Reddy at Government House. In attendance will be Jude Kelly, founder of WOW, and Cathy Hunt, producer of WOW Brisbane, due to take place in April next year.

Launched by Jude Kelly in 2010, Women of the World (WOW) festivals aim to celebrate women and girls by raising awareness of the issues that prevent them from achieving their potential and discussing solutions together. To date, WOW has reached over two million people in 17 countries on five continents across more than 65 festivals – and growing – including in Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Somaliland, the UK and the USA. In 2018 WOW took place in Rio, Karachi, Beijing, Cardiff and Bradford, as well as London, New York, Dhaka, Pakistan, Atlanta, Istanbul and China in 2019 and 2020.

The Duchess of Cornwall became President of WOW in 2015 and has hosted an annual reception at Clarence House in London to celebrate the Festival. In recent years Her Royal Highness has supported the organisation’s expansion overseas, hosting a discussion in Abuja, Nigeria in 2018 during Their Royal Highness’s tour of West Africa.

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The Prince of Wales attends a tea for The Prince’s Trust New Zealand

On arrival, The Prince of Wales will be received by the Chair and Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust New Zealand and be welcomed with a mihi whakatau (traditional informal welcome). The Prince will meet with supporters and beneficiaries of the Trust and hear from two youth representatives who will reflect on recently completing a Prince’s Trust Programme.

The Prince’s Trust helps young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to realise their ambitions, so that they can live, learn and earn. Founded by The Prince of Wales in 1976, the charity supports 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed, struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. The Trust has helped over 950,000 young people to date and supports over 100 more each day.

The Prince’s Trust New Zealand, set up in 2018, has a mission to activate young New Zealanders as designers, authors, dreamers, creators and workers for a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous future. They run two programmes, Achieve, which aims to support young learners and equip them with the skills and support for the transition into further learning and employment, and Enterprise, which helps young people aged 18 to 30 to start their own businesses.

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The Prince of Wales attends a Sustainable Urbanization discussion

The Prince of Wales will meet with representatives from Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities to discuss Sustainable Urbanization in the Auckland Area.

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities is a new Crown agency that brings together the people, capabilities and resources of KiwiBuild, Housing New Zealand, and its development subsidiary HLC. This will enable a more joined-up approach to delivering the Government’s housing and urban development priorities, addressing homelessness and making homes more affordable for New Zealanders.

The new agency will also have an urban development role and will partner with developers, councils, Māori, government agencies and others to enable, facilitate and deliver urban development projects of all sizes. These urban development projects will provide people with good quality, affordable homes that connect to the jobs, transport, open spaces and facilities needed for communities to thrive.

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attend a reception hosted by the Governor-General of New Zealand

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will meet a wide cross-section of New Zealand society at a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House.

The Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy, will host the reception in honour of Their Royal Highnesses. The guest list is expected to reflect a slice of New Zealand life, including a selection of recent Honours recipients, as well as representatives of the arts, business, sport, and some of the Governor-General’s patronages.

CATCH UP on the full New Zealand visit at the links below or for more of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s most recent engagements, get a copy of the latest issue of Royal Life.

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit New Zealand – Day 1

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THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL VISIT NEW ZEALAND

Auckland

Sunday 17th November

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive in New Zealand

Their Royal Highnesses will arrive at Whenuapai, a Royal New Zealand Air Force Base in Auckland and be greeted by the Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy.

Their Royal Highnesses last visited Auckland during their tour of Australia and New Zealand in November 2015.

Video credit: The Royal Family Channel

Monday 18th November

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attend a wreath laying at Mount Roskill War Memorial

Their Royal Highnesses will pay their respects at a Memorial in the Mount Roskill neighbourhood of Auckland.

Their Royal Highnesses will arrive at the Mount Roskill War Memorial where they will be met by The Minister of Māori Crown Relations and his wife, The Honourable Mr. Kelvin Davis and Mrs. Davies, The High Commissioner of Niue and his wife, His Excellency Mr. Fisa Igilisi Pihigia and Mrs. Bonnie Pihigia.

The ceremony will commence with a drum roll and The New Zealand National Anthem will be sung before His Royal Highness lays a wreath. After pausing for a moment of reflection, the Last Post will sound, the New Zealand Niuean flags will be lowered to half mast and the call to remembrance will be read. A minutes silence will follow. Their Royal Highnesses will learn of the experience of Niue soldiers who served during World War I and Her Royal Highness will place a floral tribute on the memorial. Their Royal Highnesses will be introduced to Ode Readers and gathered veterans before departing.

The Mount Roskill area is known for its multicultural community. The cenotaph and nearby War Memorial Hall were originally completed in the 1950’s to complement the existing War Memorial Hall.

Mount Roskill is the site of a well-attended community ANZAC day commemoration each year.

In 2016 the Niuean memorial was erected in the park to acknowledge men from Niue who fought with New Zealand forces in World War I. The local community board had a vision for the War Memorial Park to recognise that the Mount Roskill area is culturally diverse, and to be a place where all parts of the community can come together to remember. The memorial records the names of 150 Niueans who were lost. The majority of Auckland’s Niuean community can trace their ancestry back to these men.

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Wesley Community Centre

Their Royal Highnesses will be met by The Place Manager Auckland Council, Mr. Michael Matheson and The Programme Co-ordinator, Auckland Council, Mr. Infay Wong See and move to the courtyard where the Mihi whakatau (greeting) will be performed. Their Royal Highnesses will then view a number of traditional dance performances. Their Royal Highnesses will move on to tour the facilities and meet groups that use the centre and represent a wide cross-section of the community.

The Community Centre is a vital hub for the local community. It sits where a community hall burned down in 1998 and now acts as a central meeting place for the community. It came about after a group of 10 teenagers from the area, spoke to the Auckland City Council about the need for them to have a place to gather and to engage in arts and activities following a fatal stabbing in 2002.

Along with multiple rooms for hire, the centre has the Creative Lab on site which includes a recording studio. The centre is also home to RYZ (Roskill Youth Zone) which offers activities such as Street Art, Screen Painting, Skate Board building and Bollywood Fitness.

The Centre provides weekly health and support services and a free legal advice service.

Groups that use the centre and that Their Royal Highnesses will visit include:

The Bike Kitchen: The Bike Kitchen runs the Bikes for Refugees programme, and any profits made are used to fund that programme. The Bike Kitchen also offers monthly bike servicing days, bike leasing and hire, bike safety programmes, organised community and family bike rides, and guided bike tours around Auckland.

RYZ FM: RYZ FM is the local community radio station. It is staffed by volunteers and its programmes focus on local community stories.

C3 Screen printing: C3 Screen Printing & Design is a community-oriented creative group who offer design and screen-printing services to the broader Auckland population. They also offer weekly screen-printing training sessions to local students and their families.

WISE (Women Inspired Strong Empowered and Enterprising): The WISE Collective, and Auckland Migrant and Refugee Training Enterprise Project (AMARTE), are both projects run by Belong Aotearoa, a specialist settlement agency that focuses on addressing the root and systemic causes of disparities and barriers to successful settlement and integration for newcomersIt leads workshops, community projects and social enterprise projects, which provide a safe space for women and children to access education, training, upskilling and enterprise opportunities.

AMARTE: AMARTE is a social enterprise project which offers refugee and migrant women free hospitality training, with a focus on barista coffee training and kiwi style baking, as well as language skills and hospitality industry requirements.

Global Hope Mission: Global Hope Mission is a faith-based youth development programme, providing support for young people and their families to help keep young people out of the justice system. They offer services including home visits, mentoring workshops, life-skills programmes, cultural dance, music and creative arts practice as well as sports activities. They also run the ARK project, a forum to bring together young social entrepreneurs once a month to support their development of projects as income and to benefit other local youth and the wider local community.

Tatau Dance Academy: Tatau Dance Academy teaches traditional dance to boys and young men aged 7 to 20 years. The focus is Samoan dance, but other Pacific and Māori styles are taught as well.

Kids Zone: RYZ hosts Kids Zone every Friday after school for children aged 7 to 12 years. The children have fun activities focused on creativity, arts and crafts, and sports.

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The Prince of Wales visits Critical Design

His Royal Highness will meet, Rui Peng and Adam Ransfield who co-founded the company, Critical Design in 2013 with the aim of democratising manufacturing at the Design Centre. The Prince will meet staff and view a presentation and display on the waste problem and Critical Design’s solutions. His Royal Highness will proceed into the design workshop to walk through the recycling process.

Critical design is a Social Enterprise focused on achieving environmental sustainability through waste reduction and creating local employment opportunities. It uses innovative technology to turn plastic waste into material that can be used to manufacture other products. The core philosophy is to create a “circular economy” programme for corporate plastic users – companies, including a growing number of major corporates, send their plastic waste to Critical Design in order to have it transformed into goods (such as furniture or office supplies).

As 83% of waste is commercial, they focus on partnering with large corporations and significant brands to transform their plastic waste into useful and marketable products they then use or sell. The vision is that these companies are the solution to their own waste problem.

Critical’s workshop is based at the low-decile Wesley Intermediate School, where they have a partnership with the school, and design work is incorporated into the curriculum.

The Prince of Wales first spoke publically about his concerns regarding the impact of plastic pollution on the natural world in 1970. Since then, His Royal Highness has been an advocate for sustainability and waste reduction. Earlier this year, he visited Polymateria’s laboratories in London, and met a team of scientists who have been working on biodegradable technology for single use plastic. In January 2018, His Royal Highness delivered a speech at a Meeting of the International Sustainability Unit on ‘Keeping Plastics and Their Value in the Economy and Out of the Ocean’. In his speech The Prince discussed: “the very important matter of how we might take the necessary action to keep them [plastics] in the economy and out of the ocean – let alone how to remove as much of them as possible from the World’s Oceans.” His Royal Highness also said: “I am beginning to find some encouragement from the fact that a more integrated and joined-up approach is starting to unfold, with real leadership being shown by many individuals who are placing their intellectual, organizational, political and, indeed, financial capital into fostering integrated and collaborative efforts […] The nightmare result of eight million tonnes of plastic entering the Ocean every year is set to get worse rather than better. We cannot, indeed must not, allow this situation to continue.” Read the full speech here.

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit the Hunting Lodge Winery

Their Royal Highnesses will join a gathering to celebrate sustainable produce with local food producers and members of the local community.

During the visit, Their Royal Highnesses will tour the vineyard with owners, Mr and Mrs Brett and Denise Sutton. They will proceed to the gardens and hear the story of the ‘Paddock to Table’ approach of the Hunting Lodge. They will then sample New Zealand’s first Sauvignon Blanc Vines and learn of the history of wine in the region. They will visit various food and wine stations set up by local food producers and wine makers and conclude the visit by making their own blend.

The Hunting Lodge was the first house built in the Waimauku area. The winery is the site of the first Sauvignon Blanc Grapes grown in New Zealand and located at the heart of Auckland’s wine country.

The Hunting Lodge has adopted a pasture-to-plate approach, producing as much food as possible onsite, and locally sourcing additional product. They have adopted numerous waste reduction and sustainability practices, including installing an aerobic industrial waste water treatment plant and developing a wetland for the treated water flow-on. The significant use of native flora has encouraged the re-establishment of native birds.

The Duchess has recently made a number of visits to local vineyards and wineries in the UK in her capacity as President of Wine GB.

25th September 2019 marked the 200th anniversary of the first planting of grapevines in New Zealand.

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attend The Queen’s Colour Ceremony at RNZAF Whenuapai Airbase

Their Royal Highnesses will be greeted on the parade ground by Air Vice Marshal Andrew Clark (Chief of Air Force) who will introduce Their Royal Highnesses to other members of the RNZAF. Elements of the Māori Welcome (Pōwhiri) will be explained to Their Royal Highnesses by Warrant Officer Nikau and His Royal Highness will participate in the Wero (Challenge) after which Their Royal Highnesses will be invited to hongi. His Royal Highness will take the Royal Salute, inspect the Guard of Honour and as Marshal of the RNZAF, will oversee the consecration and presentation of the Colour.

The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Edinburgh are Marshals of the RNZAF. A Colour is the highest honour which the Sovereign can bestow. During the 1953-54 Royal Tour of New Zealand, Queen Elizabeth II personally presented her Colour to the RNZAF. The presentation was made at Air Force Base Whenuapai during a ceremonial parade on 28th December 1953. As the Colour is now worn, a replacement has been received and is to be formally presented.

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) (Māori: Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa), “New Zealand Warriors of the Sky”; previously Te Hokowhitu o Kahurangi, “War Party of the Blue” is the air force component of the New Zealand Defence Force. The RNZAF motto is the same as that of the Royal Air Force, Per ardua ad astra, meaning “Through adversity to the stars”.

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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attend The Queen’s Colour Reception

Their Royal Highnesses will meet service personnel and their families at a small reception.

CATCH UP on the full New Zealand visit at the links below or for more of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s most recent engagements, get a copy of the latest issue of Royal Life.

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WIN a Copy of the Royal Pup Pack: Party at the Palace!

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WIN A COPY OF THE ROYAL PUP PACK: PARTY AT THE PALACE!

There’s a joint party at the Palace for Prince Louis’ first birthday and to welcome Baby Sussex into the fold. And the pup pack: Lupo, Guy, Oz and Jack are in a regal tizzy. What do they get the tots? Bones? Flea collars? Fur brushes?

A chance encounter with a stray dog spurs the pups into inviting a host of hungry, homeless hounds to the celebrations. Will that be the perfect present or a recipe for a royal pawtastrophe?

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That’s the story of a great new children’s book from author David Seow and illustrator Soefara Jafney, who previously collaborated with David on the popular Sam, Sebbie, Di-Di-Di & Xandy series for Epigram Books.

David says: “I’ve been a fan of the Royal Family since I was a little boy and I’ve written several stories about the Royals since then. Some have been published; some haven’t; and some are still percolating in my mind.

“I was inspired to write The Royal Pup Pack: Party at the Palace in honour of Prince Louis’ first birthday and Archie Harrison’s arrival into the royal fold and the story’s themes are about love, acceptance and kindness and it is meant to highlight the need to re-home abandoned shelter dogs.”

In this current climate of intolerance, bigotry and online abuse, the author hopes that The Royal Pup Pack: Party at the Palace will remind children and grown-ups alike that no matter what anyone looks like or where they come from, we all deserve to be welcomed with warm hearts, open arms and lots of love, whether it’s at a grand palace or in the smallest of homes.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Attend the Tusk Conservation Awards

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THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WILL ATTEND THE TUSK CONSERVATION AWARDS

London

Thursday 21st November 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Tusk Conservation Awards at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square before joining a reception at the National Portrait Gallery.

His Royal Highness became Royal Patron of Tusk in December 2005. The Duke has actively supported the charity’s work both privately and publicly on many occasions and last visited Tusk projects in Namibia and Tanzania in 2018.

For almost 30 years, Tusk has pioneered successful conservation action in Africa by protecting wildlife, empowering communities and advancing the frontline in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. The annual Tusk Conservation Awards celebrate the achievements of extraordinary people, whose work protecting Africa’s natural heritage might otherwise go unnoticed outside their fields.

The Duke of Cambridge will present three awards before delivering a short speech. The Tusk Award for Conservation is given to an emerging leader in conservation in recognition of their contribution to date. The Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award recognises the dedication and bravery of rangers working to protect Africa’s increasingly threatened wildlife. The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa is a lifetime achievement award which commends outstanding dedication and contribution to conservation.

Their Royal Highnesses will then attend a reception at the National Portrait Gallery to meet the award nominees, Tusk supporters and sponsors.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Attend Shout’s Crisis Volunteer Celebration

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THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WILL ATTEND SHOUT’S CRISIS VOLUNTEER CELEBRATION EVENT

West London

Tuesday 12th November 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend Shout’s Crisis Volunteer celebration event at the Troubadour White City Theatre in London on 12th November.

The event brings together people from across the UK who volunteer around the clock with Shout to support people in crisis. As volunteers access their shifts from computers in their own homes, this event will be an excellent opportunity for this virtual community to meet and see the scale of the national network they have joined.

Shout is a 24/7 text support service which was researched and developed by The Royal Foundation as a legacy of the Heads Together Campaign, with a £3million investment. It was launched by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May 2019. The service is powered by Crisis Text Line. Since the service went live, Shout 85258 Crisis Volunteers have had 145,000 conversations via text with people in crisis, exchanging 6 million messages.

This annual volunteer day is focussed on celebrating the hundreds of trained Crisis Volunteers who operate the 24/7 service taking shifts in their homes across the UK, under clinical supervision. Shout aims to encourage people to reach out for support at an early stage, without fear or shame.

During the visit, the Duke and Duchess will receive a brief update on the scale and impact of Shout. Their Royal Highnesses will hear that 75 per cent of people who contact Shout are under 25, and that the most frequent subjects raised in those conversations are suicide (37 per cent), depression (36 per cent), relationships (29 per cent), anxiety (31 per cent), isolation (19 per cent) and self-harm (17 per cent).

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also meet people who answered Their Royal Highnesses’ public appeal to volunteer with the service. An amazing 13,000 people registered an interest with Shout following the appeal and 3,000 enrolled in training. Shout 85258 now has 1,500 Crisis Volunteers active on the platform with more training, graduating and joining the platform each week. Their Royal Highnesses will also meet mental health campaigners, Shout staff members and supporters.

The Duke and Duchess will join Shout volunteers in the theatre to watch a special performance before joining a group photo with volunteers to encourage everyone to spread the word about Shout.

The Duke of Cambridge to Mark 50 Years of Centrepoint

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The Duke of Cambridge visits a hostel run by the homeless charity Centrepoint in Northolt, Middlesex.

THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE WILL MARK CENTREPOINT’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

London

Wednesday 13th November 2019

As patron, the Duke of Cambridge will mark 50 years of Centrepoint during two engagements on Wednesday 13th November. Centrepoint provides homeless young people with accommodation, health support and life skills to get them back into education, training and employment.

Since starting out in the basement of St Anne’s Church in 1969, the organisation has grown to become the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, supporting over 9,000 homeless young people a year.

His Royal Highness’s first visit of the day will be to Centrepoint’s new Apprenticeship House, which aims to support young people in their journey to independent living.

As part of a wider ambitious programme developing modular housing solutions in London and Manchester to support young people moving on from supported accommodation and into work, the charity has transformed an existing building in south London into a seven bed shared home for young people on apprenticeship programmes. The Duke will visit the house and chat to residents before officially opening the building.

In the evening, His Royal Highness will attend the Centrepoint 50th anniversary gala at the Roundhouse alongside residents of Apprenticeship House who he met earlier in the day. The gala will promote the achievements of individuals supported by Centrepoint, highlight the issues they face and encourage supporters to help change the story for homeless young people.

At the gala, the Duke will meet young people who have been supported Centrepoint before delivering a speech.

The Duke has been Patron of Centrepoint since 2005.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Attend Royal Variety Performance

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the 72nd British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WILL ATTEND THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE

Palladium Theatre, London W1

Monday 18th November 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre, London on Monday 18th November.

The Royal Variety Performance takes place every year, either in London or in a theatre around the United Kingdom. The event is in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, formerly the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund, of which the Queen is patron. The money raised from the show helps hundreds of entertainers throughout the UK, who need help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times.

The evening will be hosted by Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan and will include performances from Sir Rod Stewart, the cast of Mary Poppins, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, Robbie Williams, the cast of Come From Away, and a special collaboration by Emeli Sandé and Manchester’s Bee Vocal choir.

The origins of the Royal Variety Performance date back to 1912 when King George V and Queen Mary agreed to attend a ‘Royal Command Performance’ at the Palace Theatre in London, in aid of the Variety Artistes’ Benevolent Fund. In July 1919, the second Royal show was performed and was the first to be billed a “Royal Variety Performance”.

Held at London’s Coliseum, the show was staged as a ‘celebration of peace’ and, as the official announcement expressed it, “had been commanded by the King to show his appreciation of the generous manner in which artistes of the variety stage had helped the numerous funds connected with the war”.

On the night, Their Royal Highnesses will meet a number of performers as well as Royal Variety Charity and ITV executives before and after the show.

100th Royal Variety Performance - By Royal Command

Royal Variety Performance - By Royal Command

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to visit Swiss Cottage Farmers’ Market

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the House of Chocolate during a one day visit to the Caribbean island of Grenada.

THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL WILL VISIT SWISS COTTAGE FARMERS’ MARKET

6TH NOVEMBER 2019

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Swiss Cottage Farmers’ Market to celebrate the 20th anniversary of London Farmers’ Market.

On arrival at the Farmers’ Market, Their Royal Highnesses will watch a performance by a band from Camden-based Young Music Makers, before visiting stalls and meeting stallholders, including several who have sold at the market since its first year in 1999. During the visit, a ‘flash mob’ performance of Oliver! by the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama will take place around Their Royal Highnesses. Before departing, Their Royal Highnesses will present a tree to mark the occasion.

Swiss Cottage Farmers’ Market opened in 1999, becoming the third location of London Farmers’ Markets. Swiss Cottage is the organization’s only mid-week produce market with a wide variety of local produce from farmers’ and artisan food producers, including greens and leaves from Wild Country Organics, heritage apples from Perry Court Farm, and cuts of free-range pork and rare breed meat from March House Farm.

To mark the 20th anniversary, over 30 farmers and producers have been invited from across the 22 weekly markets run by London Farmers’ Markets, made up of around 250 farmers and local producers, to attend Swiss Cottage Farmers Market for this visit.

The Prince of Wales visited the Swiss Cottage Farmers’ Market in 2000. The market has since moved locations and is now situated next to the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, of which HRH Princess Alexandra is Patron.

Young Music Makers

Established in 1967, Young Music Makers is a Saturday music centre for all ages. The flagship YMM Big Band, led by Simon Da Silva, has been performing challenging classic Big Band repertoire for more than 25 years.

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama was established in 1906 and joined the University of London in 2005. The School offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, an extensive range of specialist expertise and the broadest portfolio of drama, theatre and performance-related degree programmes available anywhere in Europe.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cornwall to Attend 91st Field of Remembrance

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The Duke of Sussex
The Duke of Sussex visits the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, which has been organised by the Poppy Factory and held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey since November 1928.

MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY WILL ATTEND THE 91ST FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY

Thursday 7th November 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cornwall will attend the 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 7th November. This will be seventh time that His Royal Highness has attended the event and the first time for the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cornwall, who is Patron of the Poppy Factory.

The Field of Remembrance has been organised by the Poppy Factory and held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey since November 1928, when only two Remembrance Tribute Crosses were planted. There are now approximately 70,000 crosses produced by the factory team each year which are planted on more than 360 plots for regimental and other associations. Ex-service men and women, as well as members of the public, can plant a cross carrying a personal message in memory of those who have lost their lives in the service of others.

The Field is opened every Thursday before Remembrance Sunday and stays open for a further ten days.

Their Royal Highnesses will each lay a Cross of Remembrance and the ‘Last Post’ will sound. This will be followed by the ‘Exhortation to Remembrance, the chimes of Big Ben and a two-minute silence and reveille. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cornwall will then visit the plots for regimental and other associations, meeting veterans from all areas of the Armed Forces who have served in past campaigns and more recent conflicts. Twenty D-Day veterans will also be in attendance who will be amongst those Their Royal Highnesses will meet.

You can reflect on all of last year’s events in Royal Life issue 40.

A Time for Remembrance - Lest We Forget

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