See the highlights of this week’s Royal activities, events and engagements.
Sunday 30 October
As part of Addiction Awareness Week, The Princess of Wales sent a video message:
Today, during #AddictionAwarenessWeek, I want to offer a message of support to those who are continuing to suffer.— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) October 30, 2022
I know this was not a choice. Recovery is possible. https://t.co/h4DpXBtYwn pic.twitter.com/ufTcMnX765
Monday 31 October
His Majesty The King sent a message to the President of South Korea following the tragic incident in Itaewon, Seoul:
The Earl of Wessex was announced as Patron of Reading Rep Theatre, a leading theatre and cultural hub in Berkshire.
We are thrilled to announce HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, as the Royal Patron for Reading Rep: "I look forward to helping with reinforcing this theatre’s inspiring work in the local community and to supporting its future endeavours.” @royalfamilyhttps://t.co/9SvtHu9Ya1 pic.twitter.com/Z1uVnbU9zl— Reading Rep Theatre (@ReadingRep) October 31, 2022
To mark the announcement, His Royal Highness attended a reception at the theatre.
Tuesday 1 November
The Prince of Wales, as Patron of the Tusk Trust, attended the annual Tusk Conservation Awards at Hampton Court Palace.
The #TUSKAwards celebrates the truly remarkable people working on the frontline of conservation in Africa. The commitment, innovation and courage they show is deeply humbling.— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) November 1, 2022
Finalists, winners and @Tusk_org alumni, you are nature's guardians – thank you for everything you do. pic.twitter.com/eAlFm7mc7q
His Royal Highness is the Patron of Tusk and helped to launch the awards in 2013. This year is therefore the tenth year that the awards have provided a platform to spotlight the work of conservation leaders and wildlife rangers in Africa.
An incredible night at the @tusk_org Conservation Awards! 🙌— ISPS Handa (@ISPSHanda) November 2, 2022
Huge congratulations to award winners Miguel Gonçalves, Neddy Mulimo, Achilles Byaruhanga and Ian Craig, as well as finalists David Dabellen and Dismas Partalala. pic.twitter.com/aP4Y0FyD3X
The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar spent the day in Forfar, visiting local organisations including Forfar Early Learning Centre.
We has some very special visitors in Angus yesterday when HRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar came to Ogilvy Distillery, the Early Learning Centre and the Lowson Memorial church for a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Her Majesty the Queen. pic.twitter.com/M9ooHeZbwe— Angus Council (@AngusCouncil) November 2, 2022
Their Royal Highnesses also joined a Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and thanked members of the community for their work following Her Majesty’s death.
The Princess Royal, as Patron of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, opened Gosport Services Community Hub, and later visited the restored Junk Yacht BOLEH, before officially opening the Animal Health and Welfare Research Centre at Sparsholt College.
A huge thank you to our friends at @RNRMC for such a wonderful day yesterday as Princess Anne opened the all new Gosport Community Hub. The hub will help support families in Gosport and Fareham, including 435 children whose parents are in the armed services. pic.twitter.com/IQzP5morMs— Naval Children's Charity (@NavalChildren) November 2, 2022
In Cheshire, The Duke of Gloucester opened the Vertical Farm, Heritage Trail and Centenary Bridge at Reaseheath College.
His Royal Highness also presented The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to South Cheshire Amateur Boxing Club.
Wednesday 2 November
At Buckingham Palace, The King hosted a reception to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Resettlement of British Asians from Uganda in the UK.
An honour & privilege to join His Majesty King Charles III and 450 guests today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of British-Asians from Uganda to the UK at a special event at Buckingham Palace. pic.twitter.com/FWVCtxq9Ip— British Asian Trust (@britishasiantst) November 3, 2022
The event was an opportunity to reunite many of the refugees and volunteers whilst offering thanks to over sixty voluntary organisations which mobilised to provide timely humanitarian assistance.
In the evening, His Majesty was joined by The Queen Consort, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal and The Duke of Gloucester for a reception for British Olympic and Paralympic medallists.
At St James’s Palace, The Prince of Wales joined a symposium bringing together this year’s Tusk Award winners, alumni from previous awards and conservation experts.
Today with @royafrisoc we met film makers and students highlighting world-leading creativity.— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) November 2, 2022
This talented group aren't just the creatives of today, but the leaders of tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing more of your work! pic.twitter.com/ijo5m5hw5w
The occasion offered an opportunity for Africa’s leading conservationists to share their knowledge, collective experience and expertise with the goal of motivating greater collaboration, innovation and to build greater resilience in conservation across the continent.
The Princess Royal spent the day in Belfast, where, as Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps, attended a Parade to mark the 80th Anniversary of Sea Cadets in Northern Ireland.
80 years of the Sea Cadet Corps in Northern Ireland! The anniversary parade was attended by HRH The Princess Royal, Admiral of the Sea Cadets Corps. HRH praised cadets for their 'polished and professional display' in a speech reflecting on the importance of Sea Cadets' work. pic.twitter.com/x3Pm4YxPjg— Sea Cadets (@SeaCadetsUK) November 3, 2022
As Patron of the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations, The Countess of Wessex attended the National Fruit Show, where she had the chance to speak to students benefitting from the Show’s education programme, and took part in a roundtable discussion on how to encourage more young people to pursue a career in the food industry.
The majority of fruit on display at the Show was produced by growers who hold the LEAF Marque standard for sustainable farming – one of the campaigns championed by Her Royal Highness as President of LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming).
Thursday 3 November
The King held two Credential Ceremonies at Buckingham Palace.
Today The King held Audiences at Buckingham Palace for incoming High Commissioners and Ambassadors:— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 3, 2022
🇬🇲 Her Excellency Dr. Fatou Bensouda, High Commissioner for the Republic of The Gambia.
🇮🇪 His Excellency Mr. Martin Fraser, Ambassador from Ireland.
🔗 https://t.co/jsAyH3rnT1 pic.twitter.com/CJkNFh2bnl
Holding her first Audience at Buckingham Palace, The Queen Consort received the Children’s Laureate, Joseph Coelho.
This morning at Buckingham Palace, The Queen Consort held an Audience with the 2022-24 Children’s Laureate, @JosephACoelho.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 3, 2022
Her Majesty has long-championed the joy of reading and advocated for the importance of literacy. pic.twitter.com/CGdo4ZtIgE
Their Majesties then visited the Africa Fashion Exhibition at the V&A Museum.
The exhibition is a landmark exhibition celebrating the creativity, ingenuity and global impact of African fashion.
The Prince and Princess of Wales were in Scarborough, where they launched funding to support young people’s mental health, in a collaboration spearheaded by the Royal Foundation.
So so pleased to announce £345,000 of funding from The Royal Foundation and @TwoRidingsCF, leaving a lasting legacy of support for young people's mental health here in Scarborough. pic.twitter.com/V6VXffqPGD— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) November 3, 2022
The visit started at ‘The Street’ – a community hub that hosts local organisations to grow and develop their services – where they met the grant panel of young people, to hear how the new funding will make a difference to the young people in Scarborough.
Their Royal Highnesses then met staff and service users at the Rainbow Centre, an organisation that offers an open door to the community of Scarborough and help and support to anyone in need.
The Princess Royal hosted an Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
The Countess of Wessex was in Cheshire and Sheffield, where she officially opened David Lewis School’s new education and skills centre.
Her Royal Highness also presented Tobias Weller with a British Empire medal. Aged just 11, Tobias is the youngest ever recipient of the honour, which was given for his incredible fundraising work.
Today was awesome!— Tobias’s Marathon Challenges (@CaptainTobias9) November 3, 2022
I was awarded the BEM by Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
I’m the youngest person in British history to be awarded this honour and I feel pretty proud!! pic.twitter.com/y4F6bAMbRn
The Duke of Kent planted a tree for The Queen’s Green Canopy at Hatfield Park.
Friday 4 November
Ahead of the COP27 summit, The King hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace, bringing together over 200 international business leaders, decision-makers and NGOs to mark the end of the United Kingdom’s presidency of COP26 and look ahead to the COP27 Summit in Egypt.
The King has hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace, bringing together over 200 business leaders, decision makers and NGOs, ahead of the COP27 Summit in Egypt.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 4, 2022
His Majesty heard from guests about practical measures to combat climate change and their plans for COP27 and beyond. pic.twitter.com/CF07PSuq83
The Prince of Wales unveiled the finalists for the 2022 Earthshot Prize – an accomplished group of entrepreneurs and innovators spearheading fifteen groundbreaking solutions to the biggest environmental challenges our planet faces.