Royal Family to attend the International Fleet Review at Spithead to commemorate



The Queen, Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, Admiral of the Fleet, will visit HM Naval Base Portsmouth on Tuesday, 28 June and afterwards embark on board HMS ENDURANCE to take the Fleet Review at Spithead to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

Later in the day Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will attend a reception in HMS INVINCIBLE.

Other members of the Royal Family who will witness the Fleet Review from different ships and attend a number of related engagements include:

The Prince of Wales (Vice Admiral) and The Duchess of Cornwall.

The Duke of York, (Commander, Royal Navy), who will be embarked in HMS ENTERPRISE for the Review and later attend an 'All Ranks' Reception in HMS ILLUSTRIOUS and afterwards a Dinner in HMS INVINCIBLE.

The Princess Royal (Chief Commandant for Women in the Royal Navy) will embark in HMS ALBION and later RFA SIR BEDIVERE for the Fleet Review before attending a Dinner at Southsea Castle. Her Royal Highness will be accompanied throughout the day by Rear Admiral Timothy Laurence.

The Duchess of Gloucester will embark in HMS GLOUCESTER for the Fleet Review and will later attend an 'All Ranks Reception' in HMS ILLUSTRIOUS and afterwards a Dinner in HMS INVINCIBLE. Her Royal Highness is the 'Sponsor' of HMS GLOUCESTER, and launched her in 1982.

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent will embark in RFA FORT GEORGE for the Fleet Review and in the evening they will attend a Dinner in HMS INVINCIBLE. His Royal Highness is an Hon. Rear Admiral, Royal Navy Reserve.

Related content

The Queen's speech at The Netherlands State Banquet

Over the many hundreds of years of our shared history, there are few nations who are able to claim a closer bond

23 October 2018
Press release 26 July 2018

A message from The Queen to the President of Greece

Read more

A speech by The Queen to mark the 100th Anniversary of The Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force has won a place in the heart of our Nation, and I wish All Ranks, past and present, together with your families, every good fortune for your second century...

10 July 2018
Press release 03 July 2018

State Visit by The King and Queen of The Netherlands

Read more

Holyrood Week 2018

Find out more about the annual 'Royal Week' in Scotland

Royal Wedding Traditions

Learn more about the Traditions that make a Royal Wedding
Press release 10 May 2018

Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace 2018

Read more
Press release 23 April 2018

Appointments to the Order of the Garter

Read more

A Speech given by Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, at the Formal Opening of CHOGM

Having on so many occasions been welcomed to opening ceremonies around the Commonwealth, it is a pleasure this time to welcome you to my own home

19 April 2018

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018

Find out more about Royal events at this year's meeting, which is being held in London

Commonwealth Day 2018

12 March 2018