The Royal Week 18-25 June 2022

Published 24 June 2022

Sunday 19 June

Father's Day was marked across the Royal Family's channels. 

Monday 20 June

The Duchess of Cornwall opened the Chalke Valley History Festival which raises funds for the Chalke Valley History Trust to promote the understanding of history to all ages, but especially children.

The festival began in June 2011 on a small scale and as a fundraiser for the local cricket club and has grown into a vibrant and hugely popularr celebration of history and learning. 

The Earl and Countess of Wessex arrived in Cyprus at the. start of their three-day visit to celebrate the links between the UK and Cyprus, and the thank military personnel working in the area.

Tuesday 21 June

The Queen's regular audiences continued at Windsor Castle.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Rwanda at the beginning of their visit to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and to discover more about this vibrant nation which is looking to the future and making peace with its violent past.

The Duke of Cambridge marked his 40th birthday.

Kensington Palace unveiled the cover of the latest Big Issue, featuring The Duke and seller Dave Martin in order to highlight the challenges faced by the homeless community in the UK.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex met Women, Peace and Security action groups and Duke of Edinburgh International Award students on their first full day in Cyprus.

The Princess Royal officially open the Regiment of Trees at Langley Vale Centenary Wood.

A tribute to the fallen soldiers of World War One, 12 sandstone soldiers stand amongst native broadleaf trees to commemorate Lord Kitchener's inspection of 20,000 troops on Epsom Downs in 1915.

Wednesday 22 June

Wednesday marked Windrush Day: the annual day which commemorates the first African-Caribbean immigrants arriving in the UK on the ship the Empire Windrush in 1948.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the unveiling of a new statue at Waterloo Station. 

The Queen sent a message to mark the occasion.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall met Rwandan communities learning to live together after the genocide of 1994.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex met military personnel serving in Cyprus, as well as their families.

Thursday 23 June

The Duchess of Cornwall celebrated the magic of reading at Kigali Public Library.

Later in the day, she spoke at a Commonwealth Heads of Government event ficussed on Violence Against Women and Girls.

The Prince of Wales also attended CHOGM sessions.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Cambridgeshire.

A new portrait of The Duke of Gloucester was unveiled to celebrate His Royal Highness's service as Grand Prior of the Order of St John. St John is a working Order of Chivalry and a modern organisation delivering first aid, healthcare and support services around the world. Best known for its St John Ambulance service, the Order trains more than 2 million people in first aid and other healthcare activities each year.

Friday 24 June

The Prince of Wales spoke at the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda, which he was attending on The Queen's behalf in her role as Head of the Commonwealth.

The Duke of Cambridge held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace.