Royal Week 26 March – 1 April 2022
Posted on April 1, 2022
Find out more about highlights of this week’s royal activities, events and engagements.
Saturday March 26
On their last day in the Bahamas as part of their Caribbean tour, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent time in Abaco and Grand Bahama, learning about the impact of Hurricane Dorian and the works of regeneration that followed, as well as Bahamian cuisine. at a Fish Fry.
The final engagement of the Royal Highnesses tour was a visit to the 2021 Earthshot Prize winner, Coral Vita, where they heard about the ambitious plans to preserve the world’s threatened ecosystems for the future.
Monday, March 28 th
On Monday, the Duchess of Gloucester attended a meeting of the board of directors of the Royal Academy of Music, of which she is president.
Tuesday 29 March
The Queen was joined by members of the Royal Family for the service of thanksgiving for the Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey.
Comprised of representatives from over 500 Duke patronages and charities, the congregation celebrated and gave thanks to the life of His Royal Highness.
In the afternoon, the Prince of Wales hosted a reception for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, of which he is patron, at St. James’s Palace, before attending a dinner at Windsor Castle to mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester joined Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands for a reception at Kensington Palace to celebrate the centenary of the Anglo-Netherlands Society.
Wednesday March 30
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have officially opened the new Meta offices in King’s Cross, London.
During their visit, Their Royal Highnesses were able to see a few different examples of innovative technologies designed by Meta, including by engineers in London, which have various positive uses, such as their online security tools.
The Countess of Wessex has been officially appointed as the new Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, also known as REME. The role was previously held by the Duke of Edinburgh for over 50 years.
Both the Prince of Wales and the Princess Royal have conducted investitures at Windsor Castle on behalf of the Queen. Among the recipients were Robert Rinder, his mother, Angela Cohen, Adrian Lester and his wife Lolita Chakrabarti.
Thursday, March 31st
On Thursday, the Queen held virtual audiences with the new ambassadors. Her Majesty met with His Excellency Mr. Sebastian Mateo Corral Bustamante, Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador and His Excellency Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
The Prince of Wales was in Cambridge to inaugurate the new headquarters of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL), the Entopia Building.
His Royal Highness is the Founding Royal Patron of CISL, which develops leadership and solutions for a sustainable economy.
Continuing the day in Cambridge, His Royal Highness had the chance to meet the Prince of Wales Commonwealth Scholars.
The Prince of Wales Commonwealth Scholarships were launched in spring 2019 during the Prince’s Caribbean tour to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth.
Her Royal Highness also visited the Whittle Laboratory to see the results of their groundbreaking work aimed at accelerating the transition to sustainable aviation.
At Windsor Castle, the Earl of Wessex presented the Royal Gibraltar Regiment with new regimental colours.
The new colors will be paraded in Gibraltar for the first time during the Queen’s Birthday Parade in June, which will be attended by the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
The Duke of Kent, patron of Blood Cancer UK, visited University College London Institute of Immunity and Transplantation to learn more about their vital work.
The Princess Royal has had engagements in Scotland as chair of the Scotch Chef’s Club and chair of the UK Fashion and Textile Association.
To mark the last day of the first tree planting season, the Countess of Wessex has planted an elm tree in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. The Countess was joined by schoolchildren who recently completed their Junior Forester Award.
That evening, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended a Queen’s Green Canopy reception at St. James’s Palace to thank everyone involved for their work so far.
friday april 1st
On Friday, the Princess Royal, in her role as Vice-President of the British Horse Society, opened Scotland’s new operational center at Stirling Agricultural Centre. Her Royal Highness met Scottish members, supporters and volunteers and learned more about the work of the British Horse Society in Scotland.
You can see a full list of commitments made by the Royal Family in the Court Circular.