Maritime theme day
THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN
The Queen, supported by members of the Royal Family, will undertake a series of engagements on Wednesday, 20 July 2005 to recognise Britain's maritime community.
This Maritime Day, including receptions in London and Edinburgh, is part of a series of theme days hosted by Her Majesty to promote and support different aspects of British culture and industry. Other theme days have included British Design, Women, Publishing, Tourism, Young Achievers and Pioneers.
The Queen will undertake engagements in Dover before giving an evening reception at St James's Palace for 500 representatives of the maritime sector from all over the United Kingdom. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Earl and Countess of Wessex will also attend this reception.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, will visit the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and later as Master, open the Corporation of Trinity House Depot in Harwich, Essex. His Royal Highness will accompany The Queen to the Reception at St James's Palace.
The Duke of York will visit Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth (where both he, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales were officer cadets). The College is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
The Earl of Wessex will visit Dyfed, Wales and later attend the evening reception at St James's Palace.
The Countess of Wessex will visit Hull, Grimsby and Immingham before attending the reception at St James's Palace.
The Princess Royal will undertake a number of engagements in Scotland before hosting a reception for 200 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh.
The Duke of Kent will undertake engagements in Cornwall.
A further announcement will be made in July giving more specific details of each separate engagement.
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A speech by The Queen at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
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A speech by The Queen to the Royal Irish Regiment, Northern Ireland, 2006
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Opening the new Churchill Museum in London, 10 February 2005
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Opening of the new Scottish Parliament building, Edinburgh, 9 October 2004
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Osborne House, Isle of Wight, centenary of being open to the public, 19 May 2004
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National Assembly for Wales, 5 June 2003
It is vital to the health both of the United Kingdom and of Wales that our democratic institutions flourish and adapt.
Scottish Parliament meeting on the Mound in Edinburgh, 3 June 2003
We see in this new Parliament, even after four short years, clear signs of a legislature that is distinctly Scottish.
National Space Centre in Leicester, 1 August 2002
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Golden Jubilee visit to Liverpool, 25 July 2002
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Opening of the new City Hall building in London, 23 July 2002
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Visit to Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, 17 July 2002
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Harewood House in Yorkshire, 11 July 2002
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Millennium Point, Birmingham, 2 July 2002
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Lunch in Newport, South Wales, 13 June 2002
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