September 2013

The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, this morning attended a Trustees' Meeting at Gulliver House, Madeira Walk, Windsor, Berkshire. The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Vision 2020: the Right to Sight, and Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, this morning arrived at Kolkata International Airport, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Her Royal Highness, Patron, Vision 2020: the Right to Sight, and Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, this afternoon attended a Meeting with Orbis at ITC Hotel, Kolkata. The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Vision 2020: the Right to Sight, and Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, this evening attended a Dinner at Oh Calcutta Restaurant, Bhawanipur, Kolkata.

The Duke of York today carried out the following engagements in Jakarta, Indonesia. His Royal Highness this morning called upon Professor Dr. Boediono (Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia). The Duke of York afterwards called upon Mr. Hatta Rajasa (Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy of the Republic of Indonesia). His Royal Highness subsequently called upon Mr. Gita Irawan Wirjawan (Minister of Trade for the Republic of Indonesia). The Duke of York this afternoon attended a Luncheon for Indonesian and British Chief Executive Officers at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. His Royal Highness later attended the launch of the GREAT Campaign in Indonesia at the Senayan City Mall. The Duke of York, Patron, University of Huddersfield, this evening attended a Reception for Alumni at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

The Princess Royal, Patron, RYA Sailability, this morning visited Castle Semple Centre, Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire (Mr. Guy Clark). Her Royal Highness this afternoon opened a factory extension at Peak Scientific Instruments Limited, Fountain Crescent, Inchinnan Business Park, Inchinnan, Renfrewshire. The Princess Royal later opened the Prestige Bottling Hall, Chivas Brothers Limited, 111-113 Renfrew Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire.

The Earl of Wessex, Master, the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, this morning visited Lande à Géon, St. Peter, and was received by the Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Jersey (General Sir John McColl). His Royal Highness, Master, the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, afterwards visited Les Creux Allotment, St. Brelade. The Earl of Wessex, on behalf of The Queen, later held an Investiture at Government House, St. Saviour. His Royal Highness this afternoon attended the Ceremony of the Three Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Presentation of the Royal Mace to the Island of Jersey in the Royal Square, St. Helier. The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Vision 2020: the Right to Sight, and Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, this morning departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for India. Mrs. Rosemary Hamer and Mrs. Hannah Howard are in attendance.

The Duke of York this evening arrived at Soerkarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, and was received by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia (His Excellency Mr. Mark Canning) His Royal Highness later attended an Education Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta.

The Duke of Gloucester, Royal Honorary Colonel, Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia), this afternoon received Lieutenant Colonel Peter Fisk upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer and Lieutenant Colonel Neil Witcombe upon assuming the appointment. The Duchess of Gloucester this afternoon arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from Croatia. Miss Lucinda Hanbury was in attendance.

The Earl of Wessex, Master, the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, this morning visited the gardens at Trinity Manor, La Route De La Trinite, Trinity, and was received by Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Jersey (General Sir John McColl). His Royal Highness, Master, the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, this afternoon visited Eric Young Orchid Foundation, Victoria Village, Rue du Moulin de Ponterrin. The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, later attended a Gold Award Ceremony and visited the new facilities at St. James' Awards Centre, New St. James' Place, St. Helier. His Royal Highness, Master, the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, afterwards visited the gardens at Domaine de Vaux, La Rue De Bas, St. Lawrence. The Earl of Wessex, Master, the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, this evening attended a Dinner at the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club, Le Mont du Boulevard, St. Brelade.

The Duke of York this evening departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for Indonesia. Mrs. Amanda Thirsk is in attendance.

The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, the Japan Society, this afternoon attended "Two Cultures United by Tea: a special dedication and a traditional British Tea Party" for Japan 400 at the Banqueting House, Whitehall, London SW1. The Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary President, the Lawn Tennis Association, today attended the Davis Cup Tie Matches between Great Britain and Croatia at Stadion Stella Maris, Umag, Croatia.

Divine Service was held in Crathie Parish Church this morning. The Very Reverend Gilleasbuig Macmillan preached the Sermon.

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