The Prince of Wales, Patron, the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, this morning visited Ouseburn Community Farm, Ouseburn Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear (Mr Nigel Sherlock).
His Royal Highness, President, Business in the Community, this afternoon led a Seeing is Believing visit to Incredible Edible Todmorden, Todmorden, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire (Dr Ingrid Roscoe).
The Prince of Wales, President, Business in the Community, subsequently held a Meeting for delegates of the Seeing is Believing visit.
His Royal Highness, President, Business in the Community, this evening attended the START North West Dinner at the Monastery, Gorton Lane, Manchester, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester (Mr Michael Oglesby).
The Duchess of Cornwall this morning visited the National Literacy Trust at Trowbridge Library, Mortimer Street, Trowbridge, to mark International Literacy Day, and was received by Mr Robert Floyd (Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire).
The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, the Wilts and Berks Canal Trust, afterwards boarded the new canal boat Dragonfly at Whaddon Bridge, Hilperton, and travelled along the Kennet and Avon Canal to Semington where Her Royal Highness subsequently performed the boat-naming ceremony and cut the symbolic first sod of the proposed new Melksham Link before meeting supporters and volunteers.
The Duke of York, Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, today carried out the following engagements in Shanghai, China.
His Royal Highness, this morning visited Expo 2010 Shanghai China and attended the Opening Ceremony for UK National Day.
The Duke of York, Patron, English National Ballet, afterwards viewed performances by English National Ballet and the Shanghai Ballet.
His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Luncheon at the Expo Centre, and subsequently toured the China Pavilion and the UK Pavilion.
The Earl of Wessex this afternoon visited the Free the Children Centre, Bogani Leadership Centre, Bogani, Kenya.
His Royal Highness this evening attended a Bush Dinner with representatives from Free the Children at Bogani Leadership Centre.
The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Tomorrow’s People, this morning held a Meeting at Bagshot Park.
The Princess Royal, Royal Patron, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, this morning visited Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig, Kingussie, Invernessshire, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Inverness (Donald Cameron of Lochiel).
Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited Isle of Eigg and was received by Mr Iain Thornber (Deputy Lieutenant of Inverness).
The Princess Royal, Patron, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, later visited the Scottish Beaver Trial, Knapdale Loch, Cairnbaan, Lochgilphead, Argyllshire, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute (Mr Kenneth MacKinnon).
Her Royal Highness this evening attended the Soldiers and Sailors Families Association Forces Help One Hundred and Twenty Fifth Anniversary Dinner at Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Fife (Mrs Margaret Dean).
The Duke of Gloucester this morning visited Hummersknott School and Language College following its redevelopment, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of County Durham (Sir Paul Nicholson).
His Royal Highness afterwards visited Timothy Hackworth Primary School, Byerley Road, Shildon, County Durham, to commemorate its Centenary Year.
The Duke of Gloucester today visited the Servicemen and families of 3rd Battalion The Rifles at Darlington Town Hall, Darlington, County Durham.
His Royal Highness afterwards visited the Pioneering Care Partnership and officially opened the Employability Centre of Excellence at Carers Way, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, today received Lieutenant Colonel Steven Hopper upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer of 5 Battalion and Lieutenant Colonel Ian Banks upon assuming the appointment.