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The Prince of Wales to Recognise the Human Suffering Caused by Events in the Middle East

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The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive at the Royal Variety Performance at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, on November 30, 2023.
The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive at the Royal Variety Performance at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, on November 30, 2023.

THE PRINCE OF WALES TO RECOGNISE THE HUMAN SUFFERING CAUSED BY EVENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The Prince of Wales will undertake engagements which recognise the human suffering caused by the ongoing war in the Middle East and the subsequent conflict in Gaza, as well as the rise of antisemitism around the world.

His Royal Highness will meet those providing humanitarian support in the region and will hear firsthand accounts of the situation facing those on the ground. Separately he will join a conversation at a synagogue with young people from a wide range of communities who are advocates against hatred and antisemitism.

The Prince and Princess were profoundly concerned by events that unfolded in late 2023 and continue to hold all the victims, their family and friends in their hearts and minds. Their Royal Highnesses continue to share in the hope of a better future for all those affected.

Engagement 1:

Tuesday 20th February 2024

The Prince of Wales will visit the British Red Cross at its headquarters in central London where he will hear about the humanitarian efforts taking place to support those affected by the conflict in the region.

The Red Cross are providing humanitarian aid in the region via the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, including Magen David Adom in Israel and the Palestine Red Crescent Society. Teams have been responding to urgent humanitarian needs with vital aid and support, including providing first aid, ambulances, and medical support. The British Red Cross has launched an emergency fundraising appeal to support these efforts.

Upon arrival, His Royal Highness will be briefed about the Red Cross’s current operations in the region and the latest situation on the ground, in particular in Gaza. The Prince will then meet members of the charity’s psycho-social team who provide mental health support to those who are enduring trauma and suffering around the world.

Finally, technology permitting, His Royal Highness will connect via video conference to some of the teams operating in the region who are supporting the humanitarian response in Gaza.

The Prince of Wales to Attend EE BAFTA Film Awards

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the British Academy Film Awards (Bafta) at the Royal Albert Hall, London, to meet Bafta representatives and watch the ceremony prior to the Duke presenting the Fellowship award.

THE PRINCE OF WALES WILL ATTEND THE EE BAFTA FILM AWARDS

Royal Festival Hall, London SE1

Sunday 18th February 2024

The Prince of Wales will attend the EE BAFTA Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 18th February. The Prince, President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will watch the awards ceremony before meeting category winners and EE Rising Star Award nominees.

The EE BAFTA Film Awards are an annual celebration of the extraordinary skills, talent and craft of the film industry. For the first time, this year’s awards show will be hosted by David Tennant, with a total of 38 feature films being nominated.

BAFTA is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally.

The charity hosts a number of awards ceremonies and a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – including workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia.

The EE BAFTA Film Awards will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 7pm on Sunday 18th February.

The Queen to Mark 15th Anniversary of Medical Detection Dogs

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The Duchess of Cornwall with therapy dog, Meg, and Liam Curtis at Kerikeri Primary School, the Bay of Islands, New Zealand
The Duchess of Cornwall with therapy dog, Meg, and Liam Curtis at Kerikeri Primary School, the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

THE QUEEN WILL HOST A RECEPTION AT CLARENCE HOUSE TO MARK THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF MEDICAL DETECTION DOGS

Tuesday 20th February 2024

The Queen will host a reception to mark the 15th anniversary of the charity, Medical Detection Dogs (MDD). During the reception, Her Majesty will meet clients who have Medical Alert Assistance Dogs which are trained by MDD to alert them if a life-threatening medical event is about to happen. The Queen will also meet the charity’s supporters and trustees, before watching a demonstration of dogs at work.

Her Majesty will be greeted by the Chief Executive & Chief Scientific Officer of Medical Detection Dogs Dr Claire Guest.

Her Majesty will meet guests including Michelle, who is supported by MDD and will be accompanied by her Medical Alert Assistance Dog, Spring, who helps to save her life daily, by alerting her when she is about to have a medical emergency caused by Addison’s disease. The Queen will also meet Demi, who will be accompanied by her dog, Bear, who alerts her to Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) episodes.

Following the reception, Her Majesty will watch a demonstration by a Bio Detection Dog, who will detect Urinary Tract Infections from a selection of samples on stands. Another dog will then demonstrate how MDD’s dogs are making this research a reality, by detecting the odour of UTI on people through passive searching, demonstrating the work of the charity’s new project.

Finally, a puppy in training, Maggie, will deliver a gift to Her Majesty. Standard Poodle puppy Dasher will also be in attendance as part of her socialisation training.

Following the demonstrations, Dr Claire Guest will say a few words, before inviting The Queen to cut an anniversary cake.

Her Majesty The Queen to Attend a ‘Celebration of Shakespeare’

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Queen Camilla with Judi Dench during a reception for the inaugural Queen's Reading Room Literary Festival at Hampton Court Palace, 2023.
Queen Camilla with Judi Dench during a reception for the inaugural Queen's Reading Room Literary Festival at Hampton Court Palace, 2023.

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN WILL ATTEND A CELEBRATION OF SHAKESPEARE EVENT AT GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL

Wednesday 14th February 2024

Her Majesty The Queen will attend a ‘Celebration of Shakespeare’, meeting fans of the playwright’s work, including stars of stage and screen, authors, directors, and representatives of the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Her Majesty will be greeted by host Gyles Brandreth and will be introduced to guests with strong links to Shakespeare’s work, including Sir Simon Russell Beale, Sir David Suchet, Jeremy Irons, Julian Glover, Brian Cox, Freddie Fox, Gary Oldman and Robert Lindsay.

The Queen will also meet guests, including Dame Eileen Atkins, Baroness Floella Benjamin, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Penelope Keith, Dame Twiggy Lawson, Dame Joanna Lumley and Dame Virginia McKenna.

Following the conversation Her Majesty will join the guests for a group photograph.

The Queen will then enter the reception, meeting actors, authors, directors, and representatives of the National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

At the end of the reception there will be performances by Gary Oldman, Robert Lindsay and Dame Judi Dench.

The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education 2022-2024

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh prepare to present awards for the Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education at Buckingham Palace in London.

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN AND THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER WILL PRESENT THE QUEEN’S ANNIVERSARY PRIZES FOR HIGHER AND

FURTHER EDUCATION IN A CEREMONY AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, will present The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education for 2022-2024 in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 22nd February 2024.

The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are awarded every two years to universities and colleges whose work has been judged to show excellence, innovation and impact in any field or discipline, and to be of benefit to society, as well as the institutions themselves.

This year 22 UK universities and colleges have been awarded Prizes, recognising a wide range of pioneering work, including the development of a simple solution contributing to the elimination of sleeping sickness in Uganda as well as major advances in robot technology for space exploration.

The first Queen’s Anniversary Prizes were awarded in 1994, and to date, a total of 318 Prizes have been presented to 145 institutions – 86 universities and 59 colleges of further education. The prize itself consists of a silver gilt medallion and a decorated and inscribed certificate granting the award, signed by His Majesty The King.

The prizes are granted every two years by the sovereign on the advice of the prime minister following a rigorous and independent process of review carried out by the Royal Anniversary Trust, an independent charity.

The prize-winners for the fifteenth round 2022-2024 are as follows:

Prifysgol Aberystwyth University

Pioneering research into diseases caused by parasitic flatworms that is leading to the identification of new drugs, innovative detection methodologies and sustainable health practices, improving the quality of human and animal health, and safeguarding the global food supply.

University of the Arts London

Global leadership and pioneering work in environmental and social sustainability, shaping the future of the fashion industry through teaching, research, industry, and community-based practices.

Prifysgol Bangor University

A novel system for public health surveillance through the analysis of harmful pathogens in wastewater, deployed nationally during the pandemic and now adapted to measure a wide range of public health indicators.

University of Birmingham

Worldwide leadership in aero-engineering research, in long-term partnership with Rolls-Royce, leading to the development of ever safer, more reliable, and more efficient aero-engines.

Bridgwater & Taunton College

The first Further Education college to gain consent from The Nursing & Midwifery Council and a university partner to deliver nursing degrees locally, opening new career routes for all ages and responding to workforce challenges within the local NHS.

City College Plymouth

A leading provider of Maritime Skills, the College collaborates with a wide range of employers, offering world-class facilities, an innovative industry-led skills provision and an international reputation for excellence in a sector accounting for more than 10,000 jobs locally.

City of Glasgow College

Life-saving research into oxygen depletion in enclosed spaces on-board ships, with the findings being shared through the development of accredited materials available to students globally in partnership with the Merchant Navy Training Board and the Maritime Education Foundation.

University of Glasgow

World-leading interdisciplinary research into the life and work of poet Robert Burns providing fresh insight and informing decisions on authenticity, provenance, acquisitions, and exhibitions, and offering a template for studies on the impact of cultural figures in the wider economy.

Hopwood Hall College & University Centre

A trauma-informed approach to learning, designed to support marginalised and disengaged young people aged 16-18, by responding to a range of social and mental health issues affecting life chances in one of the most deprived areas nationally.

The Institute of Cancer Research, London

Transformational research programme significantly improving health outcomes of people with breast cancer globally, including new drug treatments for people with inherited genetic mutations, improved approaches for selecting those who can avoid chemotherapy and reducing the number of radiotherapy treatments.

Lakes College West Cumbria

A ground-breaking, transferrable model of training for higher technicians in the UK’s nuclear and low carbon sector within the framework of a curriculum developed with industry and accredited by the National College for Nuclear.

University of Lincoln

Innovations in agri-food technology including the development of robotic systems in harvesting crops, use of AI to support farming businesses in accessing global markets, and education programmes supporting labour supply, leading to improved productivity, efficiency, and sustainability in rural economies.

University of Liverpool

Innovative chemistry research that harnesses strategic collaborations with global partners to revolutionise materials discovery and design, decarbonise industrial processes, develop more sustainable fast-moving consumer products, and drive forward advances in drugs for combatting HIV and neglected diseases.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

International research leading to the development of a simple and affordable vector control for the elimination of sleeping sickness, protecting over 1.8 million people across five African countries and directly contributing to the WHO confirming the elimination of the disease in Uganda.

Loughborough College

A unique and world-class space engineering programme in partnership with the National Space Academy that combines A-Levels and engineering together to be the most academically challenging course for 16–19-year-olds in the country.

Newcastle University

An interdisciplinary research programme of global excellence in water security, working in partnership with communities, industry, governments, and NGOs to deliver lasting real-world impact in a field that encompasses floods, droughts, water quality and public health.

The Open University

Delivering authentic online laboratory experiences at scale to distance learning students in the fields of science, health, computing, and engineering; changing the way scientists and engineers of the future are educated via an accessible and inclusive online teaching model.

University of Oxford

Extensive and innovative research leading to major advances in autonomous robotic technology with applications across industry, notably transport, agriculture and energy; influencing UK policy for transport and safe nuclear power; and delivering technology for space exploration to ESA and NASA.

Plumpton College

Innovator and developer of industry-led training and education programmes, supporting growth and sustainability of the English wine sector.

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)

A world-class, fully integrated, Veterinary Services team that has transformed animal health and welfare, delivered education and knowledge exchange and played a leading role in the eradication of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

University of Strathclyde

The UK’s largest academic centre for translational research and education in photonics, home to an internationally recognised photonics ecosystem which has been developed over more than three decades, including the UK’s first and only Fraunhofer Centre.

Swansea University | Prifysgol Abertawe

World-leading research that harnesses data to improve public health and wellbeing, providing a secure national data linkage and access system for all public data in Wales, and increasingly other UK nations, delivering population level insights for governments and policymakers.

The Queen to Mark 100th Anniversary of the Poppy Factory

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Army veteran Shane Crowhurst pieces together a paper poppy at the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Aylesford, Kent, which is one of the thousands of paper poppies that will be recycled through Sainsbury's after Armistice Day this year, 2014
Army veteran Shane Crowhurst pieces together a paper poppy at the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Aylesford, Kent, which is one of the thousands of paper poppies that will be recycled through Sainsbury's after Armistice Day this year, 2014

THE QUEEN WILL HOST A RECEPTION TO MARK THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE POPPY FACTORY AT CLARENCE HOUSE

Thursday 15th February 2024

Her Majesty The Queen will host a celebration of the centenary of the founding of the Poppy Factory in the aftermath of the First World War. The reception also marks 100 years since the charity began the move to its historic home in Richmond-upon-Thames.

During the reception, Her Majesty will meet the factory’s employees and long-standing friends and partners, as well as veterans and family members who have overcome barriers and seen their lives changed by civilian employment with help from the Poppy Factory. The Queen will view a small exhibition of poppies and wreaths that show the evolution of the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance and the factory’s role in the Remembrance tradition.

Her Majesty, accompanied by the Poppy Factory’s President, Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis, and Chief Executive, Amanda Shepard, will meet the Poppy Factory’s Production Manager, Mark Young who, with the help of a small exhibition, will explain the evolution of the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance and the factory’s role in making poppies and wreaths for the Royal British Legion and the Royal Household. The exhibition includes newly acquired objects for the factory’s visitor centre in Richmond. The Queen will then go on to meet two of the Poppy Factory’s longest-serving employees, both of whom are deaf. Her Majesty will be accompanied by a British Sign Language interpreter.

The Queen will also meet a veteran who has recently moved into work with the help of the charity’s Veterans Employment Service and a family member who was one of the first to be supported by the charity through its new Families Employment Service, set up in 2023. The Queen will then cut a birthday cake before being presented with a small gift of poppies shaped in the form of a ‘10’ to mark the Queen’s association with the charity. (Her Majesty The Queen has supported the Poppy Factory since 2013.)

The Earthshot Prize is coming to Cape Town

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Prince William with the 2023 Earthshot Prize winners (from left) S4S Technologies co-founder Nidhi Pant; S4S Technologies chief executive Vaibhav Tidke; Accion Andina president Constantino Aucca Chutas; Mr Florent Kaiser, CEO of Global Forest Generation, which is a co-founding organisation of Accion Andina; Boomitra CEO and founder Aadith Moorthy; WildAid marine programme director Emily Owen; WildAid chief operating officer Meaghan Brosnan; GRST CEO and co-founder Justin Hung; and GRST chief financial officer Frank Harley Singapore, 7 November 2023
Prince William with the 2023 Earthshot Prize winners (from left) S4S Technologies co-founder Nidhi Pant; S4S Technologies chief executive Vaibhav Tidke; Accion Andina president Constantino Aucca Chutas; Mr Florent Kaiser, CEO of Global Forest Generation, which is a co-founding organisation of Accion Andina; Boomitra CEO and founder Aadith Moorthy; WildAid marine programme director Emily Owen; WildAid chief operating officer Meaghan Brosnan; GRST CEO and co-founder Justin Hung; and GRST chief financial officer Frank Harley Singapore, 7 November 2023

The Earthshot Prize is coming to Cape Town

9th February 2024

The Earthshot Prize will travel to Cape Town, South Africa this November for Earthshot Week 2024, featuring The Prize’s annual Awards Ceremony.

Across five days of landmark events, The Earthshot Prize will celebrate the groundbreaking work of fifteen global environmental solutions and convene leading innovators, Earthshot Alumni, partners, investors and philanthropists for inspiring conversations and action on catalysing solutions to protect and restore our planet.

The Earthshot Prize is an ambitious global environmental prize which aims to discover and help scale the world’s most innovative climate and environmental solutions to protect and restore our planet. The Prize is centered around five Earthshots; simple but aspirational goals to ensure our communities, oceans, and ecosystems can thrive together in harmony for generations to come.

This year, The Earthshot Prize will bring its annual celebration to South Africa for the first time, following events in London in 2021, Boston in 2022 and Singapore in 2023. Over the coming months, a rigorous selection process will unearth fifteen Finalists from around the world, of whom five will be awarded a £1 million (R23 800 000,00) prize to scale their solutions, during the ceremony in Cape Town.

“This is the Earthshot Decade, a decade in which we must, by 2030, reduce CO2 emissions by over 40 percent, and protect 30 percent of nature, oceans, and freshwater. The nominations to The Earthshot Prize remind us that human ingenuity, grit and determination can turn the seemingly impossible into the new normal.”

“We’re delighted to be working with changemakers and partners across Africa to spotlight the incredible innovation emerging across the continent, to convene courageous conversations about scale and finance, and to partner with young creators and filmmakers to tell the story of changemakers across Africa.”

Hannah Jones, CEO of The Earthshot Prize

Nearly 400 nominees for this year’s Prize are Africa-based, highlighting the trailblazing creativity and innovation across the continent with the potential to inspire optimism and provide pathways to transformative change around the world. One of The Prize’s inspiring 2023 finalists was Cape Town’s ABALOBI, a non-profit partnership between fishers and scientists aimed at protecting small-scale fishing communities while arming their customers with better information about the origin of their seafood.

Despite contributing the least to global warming and having the lowest emissions, Africa is the most vulnerable continent to the impacts of climate change. In 2022 alone, more than 110 million people across Africa were directly affected by weather, climate, and water-related hazards according to the World Meteorological Organization. Yet in the face of these challenges, nearly all African countries have committed to enhancing climate action through reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience.

Earthshot Week will begin with The Prize’s annual Awards Ceremony, an evening of extraordinary storytelling and star-studded performances, celebrating the work of the fifteen Earthshot Prize finalists. The ceremony will be followed by Earthshot+, a day of thought-provoking conversations aimed at multiplying the impact of The Earthshot Prize Winners and Finalists.

During Earthshot Week, Cape Town will also play host to the annual Earthshot Fellowship Retreat which will kickstart the yearlong Earthshot Prize Fellowship Programme. The programme is a key element of the wrap around support that each cohort of fifteen Finalists receives in addition to the £1 million prize, providing mentorship, resources, and technical support, helping to accelerate the growth of each groundbreaking solution. That support includes access to the Prize’s robust network of the world’s largest businesses, philanthropists, investors, and environmental organizations committed to climate action.

The Prize has recently completed its annual nominations process, culminating in nearly 2500 entries submitted from 432 Official Nominators from around the world, doubling the nominations from any previous year. Nearly 400 of the 2024 nominations are headquartered in Africa, three times more than in any previous set of nominations. The fifteen new finalists chosen this year will be emblematic of a growing global movement of innovators, gamechangers and entrepreneurs creating transformative solutions that if scaled could accelerate a green, just transition to a net zero world.

The Prize’s first three cohorts of 45 Finalists have already driven incredible impact to repair and regenerate our planet with more than 1.5 million people benefiting directly from their solutions. Over 7,000 hectares of land and almost 2.1 million hectares of ocean have been protected or restored, while over 35,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions have been reduced, avoided or sequestered. The Prize’s 2023 Finalists, announced this past autumn, are well on their way to creating similar impact.

The Earthshot Prize is proud to partner with MultiChoice Group to bring Earthshot Week to Africa.

As a member of The Earthshot Prize Global Alliance of Partners, the MultiChoice Group is part of a global network of non-profit and international organizations committed to the environment and sustainable development. It is one of the fastest-growing entertainment providers globally, delivering entertainment products and services to more than 22m households across 50 countries on the African continent. In partnership with MultiChoice, The Earthshot Prize will provide a platform to African Youth Creators to spotlight and celebrate African solutions and the people behind them.

“As the leading entertainment company in Africa, we are immensely proud to be the African Broadcast partner for Earthshot Prize at such a monumental time. This marks the first time the prestigious prize comes to our continent.”

“This marks the first time the prestigious prize comes to our continent. MultiChoice is well positioned to not only amplify the urgent message of climate change but also to inspire and galvanize innovators, corporate partners, and governments to prioritize sustainable solutions. This partnership signifies our ongoing commitment to fostering a sustainable future for Africa, and we look forward to playing a pivotal role in advancing the goals of The Earthshot Prize.”

Imtiaz Patel, MultiChoice Group Chairman

The 2024 Earthshot Prize Finalists will be unveiled in September.

More details about The Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony and Earthshot Week in Cape Town will be released in due course.

Keep an eye on our dedicated Earthshot Cape Town 2024 page for all the latest updates.

Her Majesty The Queen to Visit Kindred Studios

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King Charles III and Queen Camilla meet characters representing legendary and historical characters associated with Armagh during a visit to Market Theatre Square in Armagh, Northern Ireland, as part of a two day visit to Northern Ireland, May 25, 2023.
King Charles III and Queen Camilla meet characters representing legendary and historical characters associated with Armagh during a visit to Market Theatre Square in Armagh, Northern Ireland, as part of a two day visit to Northern Ireland, May 25, 2023.

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN WILL VISIT KINDRED STUDIOS

Wednesday 14th February 2024

Her Majesty The Queen will visit Kindred Studios’ Shepherds Bush pop-up hub, an art studios and creative space encouraging arts, crafts and community cohesion.

On arrival, the Queen will be received by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Kevin McGrath, and Founder of Kindred Studios, Angelique Schmitt.

Her Majesty will tour the studios, meeting with west London artists known as ‘Kin’ from painters and ceramicists to textiles/ fashion designers as well as bursary recipients who have been supported by Kindred Studios.

During the tour, the Queen will learn about the vocational support offered by artists to young people at Kindred Studios. One artist will share his personal journey of recovery from addiction and homelessness and how it inspired his work to rehabilitate others through art.

Her Majesty will witness the variety of materials used at the studios and view artworks from wooden board games to striking portraits.

The Queen will then proceed through the garden where a Bulgarian choir will be performing before joining a reception with artists and creatives.

The visit will conclude with a group photograph of Her Majesty and reception guests.

Her Majesty The Queen to Attend Musical Evening at Salisbury Cathedral

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The Queen, in her role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, meets members of the 1st Battalion during a visit to Lille Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire, where she is meeting members of the battalion, presenting medals and meeting families. January 31, 2023.
The Queen, in her role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, meets members of the 1st Battalion during a visit to Lille Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire, where she is meeting members of the battalion, presenting medals and meeting families. January 31, 2023.

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN WILL ATTEND A MUSICAL EVENING AT SALISBURY CATHEDRAL

Thursday 8th February 2024

Her Majesty The Queen, will attend a Musical Evening at Salisbury Cathedral to celebrate the work of local charities including The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust, The Wiltshire Air Ambulance, and Community First – Youth Action Wiltshire, as well as the regimental charities of The Grenadier Guards and The Rifles.

The event will see award-winning concert pianist Rupert Egerton-Smith perform alongside The Band of The Grenadier Guards and The Band and Bugles of The Rifles. Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury.

On arrival at Salisbury Cathedral, Her Majesty will be received by the Lord Lieutenant and the Reverend Canon Anna Macham (Precentor, Salisbury Cathedral).

Her Majesty will proceed to the cathedral cloisters where she will meet local dignitaries and frontline staff from the charities. Her Majesty will meet Rupert Egerton-Smith and the Directors of Music from the Bands of The Grenadier Guards and The Rifles.

Following a short reception, the Queen will enter the cathedral, greeted by a fanfare, process down the aisle and take her seat.

The Queen becomes Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers

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The Queen, watched by Brigitte Macron (second right), and Global Chief Executive officer of Chanel, Leena Nair (right), tries her hand at weaving tweed on a traditional loom in the Maison Lesage, during her visit to la Galerie du 19M in Paris, on day two of the State Visit to France. September 21, 2023.
The Queen, watched by Brigitte Macron (second right), and Global Chief Executive officer of Chanel, Leena Nair (right), tries her hand at weaving tweed on a traditional loom in the Maison Lesage, during her visit to la Galerie du 19M in Paris, on day two of the State Visit to France. September 21, 2023.

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN WILL BE INSTALLED AS AN HONORARY LIVERYMAN OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF FAN MAKERS

Tuesday 13th February 2024

At an installation ceremony at Clarence House, Her Majesty The Queen will become an honorary liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester, who was installed as a liveryman of the same company in 2005, will also be in attendance.

At Clarence House, the Queen and the Duchess of Gloucester will be met by the Master of the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers, Mr Peter Dove, and Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers, Mrs Claire Chitty.

After meeting representatives from the Fan Museum and the Court of Fan Makers, Her Majesty will be invited to take part in an installation ceremony where the Queen will be made an honorary liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers.

As Duchess of Cornwall, Her Majesty became patron of the Fan Museum in 2008.

During the ceremony, Her Majesty will be clothed as an honorary liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers by the Master Fan Maker. Her Majesty will also be presented with a fan designed by Mr Stewart Parvin M.V.O. and commissioned in 2020 to mark the impact of Covid-19 on so many lives.

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