Read more about the highlights of this week’s Royal activities, events and engagements for the 21st to the 27 of January.
Saturday 21 January
Further details for the Coronation Weekend in May were revealed.
👑 Communities across the UK will be encouraged to come together to celebrate the Coronation with events including Big Lunches, volunteering days and a concert in the grounds of Windsor Castle which will be open to a public ballot.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 21, 2023
Across the Coronation Weekend, there will be further opportunities for people to come together in celebration of the historic occasion, including a concert at Windsor Castle, a Coronation Big Lunch and The Big Help Out.
Tuesday 24 January
The Prince of Wales hosted an Investiture Ceremony at Windsor Castle.
Great to be back for the first Investitures of 2023, celebrating those who continue to have such a positive impact on our communities.— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) January 24, 2023
To Helen Worth, Dame Ruth May, Cornelia Parker and all of today’s recipients, thank you and congratulations! pic.twitter.com/Mx71lDD7Oi
As Patron of the Production Guild of Great Britain, The Earl of Wessex presented the first ‘Earl of Wessex’ Award to Film and TV industry charity 6ft From the Spotlight.
.@6ftFromTheSpotl were awarded our inaugural Earl of Wessex Award last night, in recognition of its work to improve mental health and wellbeing in the UK film and television production workplace: https://t.co/8y6ErwVzZL— The Production Guild of Great Britain (@ProductionGuild) January 25, 2023
📷of the evening: https://t.co/vxH91PRjzq pic.twitter.com/vGQMXmaQKN
The PGGB Earl of Wessex Award was created in 2022 to recognise those in the UK film and high-end TV industry who have created ‘a successful way of inspiring local talent or skills, widening access or being more inclusive’.
The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, arrived in Estonia where she attended a dinner hosted by the President, His Excellency Mr Alar Karis.
Honoured to welcome HRH The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence in Kadriorg.— Alar Karis (@AlarKaris) January 24, 2023
🇪🇪 has longstanding friendship & excellent cooperation with the UK. Highly appreciate #UK’s contribution in bolstering NATO’s posture in our region, proud to host King’s Royal Hussar’s here. pic.twitter.com/adQwrvGGi9
Wednesday 25 January
The Queen Consort was in Bath where she visited the newly opened Royal Osteoporosis Society offices. Her Majesty has supported the ROS since 1994 and has taken an active and personal interest in raising awareness of their work.
At Bath Guildhall, Her Majesty then joined a reception to celebrate the work of the Royal Osteoporosis Society, raising awareness of their work throughout the South-West.
The day finished in Lacock, where The Queen Consort met community representatives at St Cyriac’s Church and planted a tree as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy.
During a Royal visit to Lacock in #Wiltshire yesterday, The Queen Consort planted a Hawthorn #tree in the grounds of St Cyriac’s Church to honour Queen Elizabeth❤️🌳⛪️— The Queen’s Green Canopy (@QGCanopy) January 26, 2023
Her Majesty was joined on the visit by her two rescue dogs, Beth and Bluebell! 🐶🐶 💚 pic.twitter.com/Y3Tjlyk6gu
At Windsor Castle, a group of experts came together to advise The Princess of Wales and provide oversight of the work of her Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.
An insightful first meeting with our @Earlychildhood Advisory Group, discussing a shared passion for the extraordinary impact of the first five years of life and its role in shaping us. Very exciting things ahead…! pic.twitter.com/meYm93ilfG— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) January 25, 2023
The group will support the delivery of the Centre’s work in commissioning new research, learning from best practices in the UK and globally, and raising awareness of the extraordinary impact the first five years of life have on future outcomes.
As Colonel-in-Chief, The Princess Royal visited The King’s Royal Hussars at TAPA Military Base in Estonia.
🇪🇪🇩🇰🇬🇧 This week, HRH Princess Anne visited Tapa Base in #Estonia. After a tour inside the Challenger 2 main battle tank, she had the pleasure of meeting troops from @NATO and @JEFnations allies of Estonia, Denmark & UK, deployed as part of the #NATO Multinational Battlegroup. pic.twitter.com/LoPFVW4v83— The Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) 🇺🇦 (@JEFnations) January 26, 2023
The Regiment are currently part of Operation CABRIT, which is the codename for the UK’s deployment and contribution to NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence.
Thursday 26 January
The King visited the Africa Centre in London, to learn more about the centre works to connect Africans in the UK to the global diaspora on key issues.
His Majesty also viewed Our Story: Africa’s Climate Exhibition, a display that is made up of works from emerging African artists from Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Tanzania, seeking to highlight the impact of the climate emergency in Africa.
On Thu 26 Jan, we welcomed HM King Charles for a tour of our new HQ. The King met staff, trustees & stakeholders before joining a discussion on the role of the U.K. African diaspora and the impact of climate change in Africa & touring a related exhibition. https://t.co/d4nrpinDdI pic.twitter.com/mXl7Qzxwkf— The Africa Centre (@TheAfricaCentre) January 27, 2023
The Queen Consort, Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Navy Medical Services, held a reception at Buckingham Palace.
The Prince and Princess of Wales visited Windsor FoodShare to hear more about the support that the organisation provides to individuals and families living in the local area.
Marking its 10th anniversary later this year, Windsor Foodshare provides short-term weekly help in the form of food parcels containing ambient foods, bread, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables to any local household where there is a likelihood of an individual or family going hungry due to a lack of funds.
The Prince later joined the 2022 Earthshot Prize finalists at a fellowship retreat in Windsor.
Join us in saying 👋 to our 2022 @EarthshotPrize Finalists!— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) January 26, 2023
This is the first time all 15 Finalists have been together in one place. pic.twitter.com/Psn3H2ZIZZ
During the inaugural week-long Retreat, Finalists meet, learn and collaborate with each other and also hear from major leaders and thinkers who are set to share their own insight and wisdom that can be applied to the Finalists ongoing efforts to accelerating and scale their game-changing solutions.
Friday 27 January
To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, The King and The Queen Consort welcomed Holocaust survivor, Dr Martin Stern, and survivor of the genocide in Darfur, Amouna Adam, who shared their testimonies before lighting a candle together.
A candle was also lit at Buckingham Palace as part of the national moment of remembrance for the millions of people murdered in genocide, and flames of solidarity with people today who face prejudice.
#LightTheDarkness pic.twitter.com/qSlqEZ0nHX— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 27, 2023