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State Visit of the President of the United States of America

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Queen Elizabeth II and US President Donald Trump
Queen Elizabeth II and US President Donald Trump walk in the Quadrangle during a ceremonial welcome at Windsor Castle, Windsor.

STATE VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Monday 3rd June to Wednesday 5th June 2019

The President of the United States of America, President Donald J. Trump, accompanied by Mrs. Melania Trump, will pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from Monday 3rd June to Wednesday 5th June 2019.

Queen Elizabeth II and US President Donald TrumpPresident Trump and Mrs Trump previously joined The Queen for tea at Windsor Castle in July 2018. Read more about this visit in Royal Life issue 38.

The Queen has hosted two previous State Visits from Presidents of the United States of America; President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush made a State Visit to the UK in November 2003; and President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama made a State Visit to the UK in May 2011.

STATE VISIT PROGRAMME

MONDAY 3rd JUNE

The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump will arrive in the UK on the morning of Monday 3rd June.

Her Majesty The Queen, joined by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, will officially welcome The President and Mrs Trump at Buckingham Palace. The President will receive a Ceremonial Welcome in the Buckingham Palace Garden and The President, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, will inspect the Guard of Honour, formed of Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards. Royal Gun Salutes will be fired in Green Park and at the Tower of London.

The Queen will host a private lunch at Buckingham Palace for the President and First Lady, after which Her Majesty will invite The President and Mrs. Trump to view a special exhibition in the Picture Gallery, which will showcase items of historical significance to the United States from the Royal Collection.

Afterwards, The President and Mrs. Trump, accompanied by The Duke of York, will visit Westminster Abbey, where The President will lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. The President and First Lady, with His Royal Highness, will then be taken on a short tour of the Abbey.

The President and Mrs. Trump will then join The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall for tea at Clarence House.

In the evening, Her Majesty The Queen will give a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace for The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump. The Queen and The President will both make speeches at the start of the Banquet.

TUESDAY 4th JUNE

On Tuesday morning, The President and The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon Theresa May MP will co-host a business breakfast meeting, attended by The Duke of York, at St James’s Palace, with senior UK and US business leaders.

The President and Mrs. Trump will then visit No. 10 Downing Street to hold talks with the Prime Minister. Following lunch together, The President and The Prime Minister will attend a press conference.

In the evening, The President and Mrs. Trump will host a return dinner at Winfield House, the Residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will attend the dinner on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.

WEDNESDAY 5th JUNE

On Wednesday, The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, with The President and Mrs. Trump, will attend the National Commemorative Event for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth, alongside over 300 D-Day veterans. The event will tell the story of D-Day through musical performance, testimonial readings and military displays, including a fly-past of 25 modern and historical aircraft. Heads of State and Government representatives from the countries involved in the historical military operation will also attend.

The Queen will formally bid farewell to The President and Mrs. Trump in Portsmouth.

The President and Mrs. Trump will depart privately later in the day.

Duke of Sussex to Attend Opening Match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public at Viaduct Harbour, in Auckland

The Duke of Sussex will attend the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Thursday, 30th May 2019

The Duke of Sussex will attend the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Oval on Thursday, 30th May 2019. The first match will feature England versus South Africa.

The ICC Cricket World Cup, which takes place from 30th May to 14th July, is being hosted by England and Wales and will feature the world’s top ten teams, nine of whom are from the Commonwealth. Over one million people are expected to attend matches and World Cup activations in England and Wales, with a further 1.5 billion watching around the world.

Upon arrival, The Duke will meet young children aged 8-12 years old who have been selected as Anthem Children from the Cricket World Cup youth engagement programme. His Royal Highness will also spend time with young people aged 16-26 years old who have been picked as Flag Bearers and will be walking out ahead of the teams, carrying the competing nations’ flags for the pre-match national anthems. The Duke will also meet children from Henry Fawcett School near the Oval, whose pupils are participating in the opening sequence and will accompany each Nation’s heliosphere onto the field of play. His Royal Highness will then deliver short remarks to officially open the ICC Cricket World Cup before watching part of the match.

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Cambridge’s Visit RHS Back to Nature Garden

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RHS Back to Nature Garden
The RHS Chelsea Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. Photo credit: Matt Porteous

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AND THEIR FAMILY

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show on Sunday afternoon. The photographs were taken by Matt Porteous.

RHS Back to Nature Garden
Photo credit: Matt Porteous

The RHS Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular.

RHS Back to Nature Garden
Photo credit: Matt Porteous

Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate the RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den.

RHS Back to Nature Garden
Photo credit: Matt Porteous

The Duchess told Monty Don in an interview for the BBC: “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”

RHS Back to Nature Garden
Photo credit: Matt Porteous

The Duchess’s conversation with Monty Don will air on Monday 20th May at 19.30hrs on BBC One.

RHS Back to Nature Garden
Photo credit: Matt Porteous

You can learn more about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in issues 3011 and 4 of Royal Life magazine, it’s blooming lovely!

Her Majesty The Queen to Mark British Airways’ Centenary Year

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Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty The Queen at Durslade Farm in Bruton, Somerset

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN WILL VISIT THE HEADQUARTERS OF BRITISH AIRWAYS TO MARK THEIR CENTENARY

Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Her Majesty The Queen will visit the headquarters of British Airways, Heathrow, to mark their centenary year on Thursday, 23rd May 2019. On arrival, Her Majesty will meet the Chairman and Chief Executive of British Airways, Mr. Alex Cruz, and view a model building of the headquarters.

Her Majesty will then meet staff dressed in heritage uniforms, showcasing the history of British Airways uniforms from the 1930s to the present day. The Queen will also be introduced to staff who volunteer for the organisation’s community investment programme, Flying Start. This global charity partnership with Comic Relief aims to help children and young people secure better chances in life.

Afterwards, The Queen will visit the Heritage Centre, which displays the 100-year history of British Airways through artefacts and records such as aircraft models and historic photographs. During the visit, Her Majesty will also meet the British Airways volunteers who manage the Heritage Centre, and sign the visitor’s book.

Finally, in the building’s atrium, Her Majesty will meet employees from a cross-section of the workforce. The Chairman will then give a speech before Her Majesty unveils a plaque to commemorate the visit. The Queen will also receive a posy on departure.

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Duke of Cambridge to Launch New River Thames Safety Campaign

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The Duke of Cambridge
The Duke of Cambridge attends a reception for the Royal African Society at the British Academy in London.

THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE TO LAUNCH NEW RIVER THAMES SAFETY CAMPAIGN

Tower Bridge, London

Tuesday 21st May, 2019

The Duke of Cambridge will help launch a new campaign to help prevent accidents and self-harm incidents on the River Thames.

Around 700 incidents take place along the River Thames every year where people’s lives are at risk, either unintentionally or as the result of suicide attempts. Each year, there are more than 30 fatalities.

Agencies working along the entirety of the River Thames, from Teddington to the North Sea, have united to create the campaign to help tackle this problem.

The ‘Drowning Prevention Strategy’ has been designed by The Port of London Authority (PLA), The Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade (LFB), Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), London Ambulance Service and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), and will be launched at the event.

As part of the launch, The Duke of Cambridge will travel along the Thames with representatives from The Port of London Authority (PLA) and The Metropolitan Police, to learn more about the strategy, before arriving at Tower Bridge and HMS President where the launch event will be taking place.

His Royal Highness will travel by PLA boat, and will sail in convoy with The Metropolitan Police, RNLI and MCA.

The Duke of Cambridge will make a speech during the launch event, which will also include speeches from the Chief Executive of the Port of London Authority Robin Mortimer, mental health campaigners Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn, representatives from the Samaritans, and suicide prevention minister Jackie Doyle Price MP.

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Queen to Mark 150th Anniversary of Sainsbury’s

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Queen Elizabeth II attends a reception to mark the centenary of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations at Windsor Castle.

THE QUEEN WILL MARK THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAINSBURY’S

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Her Majesty The Queen will visit a replica of one of the original Sainsbury’s stores in Covent Garden on the occasion of their 150th anniversary on Wednesday 22nd May 2019.

To celebrate the milestone, Sainsbury’s will launch a pop-up experience based on the very first store in London’s Drury Lane which sold just three items – butter, milk and eggs.

Hosted by Lord and Lady Sainsbury, The Queen will be taken on a journey through 150 years of Sainsbury’s history. Her Majesty will experience a detailed recreation of an original store, highlighting key moments in time from Sainsbury’s contribution to the development of rationing to the introduction of self-service shopping in the 1950s. The Queen will also view some of the modern day innovations and technology that customers use today, such as self-service tills.

During the visit, The Queen will meet Sainsbury’s employees from around the country, including people with over 50 years’ service and others who have made an impact in their community by volunteering or charity fundraising.

The visit will conclude when Her Majesty cuts a cake and unveils a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion, in celebration of Sainsbury’s wider 150th birthday celebrations. The Queen will receive a posy upon departure.

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Duke of Cambridge to Launch Exciting New Mental Health Campaign

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The Duke of Cambridge Will Attend The FA Cup Final
Prince William stands behind the FA Cup trophy before the Emirates FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, 2016.

THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE TO ATTEND THE LAUNCH OF A NEW MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN

Wembley Stadium, London

Wednesday 15th May, 2019

The Duke of Cambridge, President of the Football Association (FA), will attend the launch of an exciting new mental health campaign at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday 15th May.

The new initiative will harnesses the power of football to get more people – particularly men – to feel comfortable talking about their mental health, and feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times. It will also support the important work which is already taking place across the UK to end the stigma surrounding mental health.

At Wembley, The Duke will join a discussion with grassroots football players, coaches and fans from clubs across the country, before delivering a speech to launch the new campaign.

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A Speech by The Duke of Cambridge at United for Wildlife Joint Taskforce Meeting

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A speech by The Duke of Cambridge at a United for Wildlife Joint Taskforce meeting

Thank you William.

When we embarked on this work, bringing the private sector together with law enforcement, governments and NGOs, our collective ambition was to build something that would significantly disrupt the illegal wildlife trade.

Three years ago, we started with just 12 members from the transport sector. Today there are more than 150 members across the transport and finance sectors; a transportation taskforce that spans the globe; and a financial taskforce that has quickly followed suit.

Together, taskforce members have trained over fifty-five-thousand industry employees. And you have raised awareness of wildlife crime by painting our message on planes and helping campaigns around the world.

You have supported 52 law investigations, 10 trafficker arrests and played a part in seizing half-a-million dollars’ worth of illegal animal products.

Today has been incredibly reaffirming.

Hearing from people like Krissie, the two Davids, Tim and Allan has shown that we’re on the right path.

It has taken a lot of hard work – and real commitment – to get to the point where you are all sitting here together today.

And we should all feel proud that we’re starting to see an impact.

But it’s just that. The start.

For although we have made progress, we are barely scratching the surface of what we can achieve. So let today be a catalyst for our renewed ambition.

The scale of what we are dealing with remains deeply worrying. In the last four months there have been nine significant seizures in South East Asian countries alone involving tonnes of pangolin scales, rhino horns and ivory.

We should count all of these seizures as successes in the fight against this crime. But for every container that is intercepted, or every suspicious payment that is flagged, hundreds more go undetected.

And when containers are found, too often the real perpetrators slip away. It is only through continued, committed partnership between transport companies, the financial sector, and law enforcement – who I know are represented in the room today – that we will bring these criminals to justice through successful prosecutions.

You are all experts in your field. You have the knowledge and tools to do something about this problem. And you are here collectively because you also believe in your organisation’s power to make a difference.

I have stood at meetings like this many times over the years, where we have all discussed how important we think it is to end the illegal wildlife trade, and all shared our fears for the future.

But we must, we must ensure these words become action. We must start to see the people behind this evil crime behind bars.

So let’s make moments like today count.

When we all meet again, I look forward to hearing about even more progress.

It is possible – we all know this. It just takes sustained effort, focus and collaboration.

Thank you.

Her Majesty to Visit RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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A Blooming Lovely Day Out- RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Her Majesty to Visit RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Monday 20th May 2019

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by other Members of the Royal Family, will attend the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

On arrival, The Queen will be greeted by the President of the Royal Horticultural Society, Sir Nicholas Bacon. Her Majesty will tour the gardens and see displays, including:

The RHS Back to Nature Garden, co-designed by The Duchess of Cambridge and encouraging all generations to connect with nature;

The Greenfingers Charity garden, a fun, interactive and uplifting space where seriously ill children, their families and friends can come together for play, relaxation or quiet reflection;

The RHS Bridgewater garden, heralding the creation of the RHS’s new garden in Salford, in which they will bring back to life the historic gardens of Worsley New Hall;

National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies, celebrating their 60th anniversary with displays on the theme of friendship.

You can learn more about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in issues 3011 and 4 of Royal Life magazine, it’s blooming lovely!

A Blooming Lovely Day Out- RHS Chelsea Flower Show
A Blooming Lovely Day Out – RHS Chelsea Flower Show Issue 11
RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Issue 30
RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Issue 30
RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Issue 4
RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Issue 4

The Earl of Wessex Visits Slovenia, North Macedonia and Croatia

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The Countess of Wessex
The Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, James Viscount Severn and the Earl of Wessex arriving to attend the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk.

THE EARL OF WESSEX WILL VISIT SLOVENIA, NORTH MACEDONIA AND CROATIA

From 14th to 17th May 2019

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex will undertake official visits to Slovenia, North Macedonia and Croatia from Tuesday 14th May to Friday 17th May at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Slovenia: Tuesday 14th May to Wednesday 15th May

In Slovenia, His Royal Highness will mark the first ‘UK-Slovenia Friendship Day’ with the President of the Republic of Slovenia, in recognition of the enduring partnership between the two nations. The Earl and the President will speak at a ceremony commemorating Slovene villagers who cared for fallen RAF airmen during World War Two. His Royal Highness will be the Guest of Honour at the British Embassy’s Queen’s Birthday Party at Ljubljana Castle, and will also join the President and over two hundred young Slovenians at a Duke of Edinburgh International Award event. His Royal Highness will afterwards meet local business leaders and discuss how the business community can encourage non-formal learning to develop future skills, an ethos supported by the DofE International Award.

North Macedonia: Wednesday 15th May to Thursday 16th May

The Earl’s visit to North Macedonia will draw attention to the strong cultural links between the UK and North Macedonia and celebrate examples of the UK’s support for the country in establishing stability and prosperity, particularly for the next generation. During The Earl’s visit, His Royal Highness will meet the new President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski, and will attend a reception with young leaders and opinion formers, accompanied by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. The Earl will also visit a kindergarten to see a programme implemented by UNICEF which aims to enhance early childhood development and promote inclusive behaviour at a primary school age, giving way to greater social cohesion in future years. His Royal Highness will also attend an event with young people working on sustainable solutions for urban planning, fashion and biodiversity and hear about education initiatives running in schools with the support of the British Council. The Earl’s visit to North Macedonia comes exactly 13 years after His Royal Highness opened the new British Embassy in Skopje, on 16th May 2006.

Croatia: Thursday 16th May to Friday 17th May

In Croatia, The Earl will undertake engagements which celebrate the rich history of shared learning and endeavours and the ongoing partnership between the two nations, in defence, trade and cultural exchange. The Earl will visit the Diocletian Palace in the Old Town of Split and attend a NATO dinner celebrating partnership with Croatia in defence and security, with senior representatives of the Government of the Republic of Croatia and Croatian armed forces. The Earl will meet students at Split’s First Gimnazija music academy to mark a 25- year collaboration with Dover’s Astor College. The Earl will visit ICE Marine Design’s new office, a UK venture aimed at boosting the local economy. The Earl will also visit the Mestrovic Gallery to see the works of the famous sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, who exhibited in the V&A in London in 1915. His Royal Highness will conclude the visit by meeting Professor Miroslav Radman, a renowned scientist carrying out microbiological research in collaboration with Cambridge University.

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