The Royal Week 21-27 January 2023
Read more about the highlights of this week’s Royal activities, events and engagements
Saturday 21 January
Further details for the Coronation Weekend in May were revealed.
Across the Coronation Weekend, there will be further opportunities for people to come together in celebration of the historic occasion, including a concert at Windsor Castle, a Coronation Big Lunch and The Big Help Out.
Tuesday 24 January
The Prince of Wales hosted an Investiture Ceremony at Windsor Castle.
As Patron of the Production Guild of Great Britain, The Earl of Wessex presented the first ‘Earl of Wessex’ Award to Film and TV industry charity 6ft From the Spotlight.
The PGGB Earl of Wessex Award was created in 2022 to recognise those in the UK film and high-end TV industry who have created ‘a successful way of inspiring local talent or skills, widening access or being more inclusive’.
The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, arrived in Estonia where she attended a dinner hosted by the President, His Excellency Mr. Alar Karis.
Wednesday 25 January
The Queen Consort was in Bath where she visited the newly opened Royal Osteoporosis Society offices. Her Majesty has supported the ROS since 1994 and has taken an active and personal interest in raising awareness of their work.
At Bath Guildhall, Her Majesty then joined a reception to celebrate the work of the Royal Osteoporosis Society, raising awareness of their work throughout the South-West.
The day finished in Lacock, where The Queen Consort met community representatives at St Cyriac’s Church and planted a tree as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy.
At Windsor Castle, a group of experts came together to advise The Princess of Wales and provide oversight of the work of her Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.
The group will support the delivery of the Centre’s work in commissioning new research, learning from best practice in the UK and globally, and raising awareness of the extraordinary impact the first five years of life have on future outcomes.
As Colonel-in-Chief, The Princess Royal visited The King’s Royal Hussars at TAPA Military Base in Estonia.
The Regiment are currently part of Operation CABRIT, which is the codename for the UK's deployment and contribution to NATO's enhanced Forward Presence.
Thursday 26 January
The King visited the Africa Centre in London, to learn more about the centre works to connect Africans in the UK to the global diaspora on key issues.
His Majesty also viewed Our Story: Africa’s Climate Exhibition, a display that is made up of works from emerging African artists from Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Tanzania, seeking to highlight the impact of the climate emergency in Africa.
The Queen Consort, Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Navy Medical Services, held a reception at Buckingham Palace.
The Prince and Princess of Wales visited Windsor FoodShare to hear more about the support that the organisation provides to individuals and families living in the local area.
Marking its 10th anniversary later this year, Windsor Foodshare provides short-term weekly help in the form of food parcels containing ambient foods, bread, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables to any local household where there is a likelihood of an individual or family going hungry due to a lack of funds.
The Prince later joined the 2022 Earthshot Prize finalists at a fellowship retreat in Windsor.
During the inaugural week-long Retreat, Finalists meet, learn and collaborate with each other and also hear from major leaders and thinkers who are set to share their own insight and wisdom that can be applied to the Finalists ongoing efforts to accelerating and scale their game-changing solutions.
Friday 27 January
To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, The King and The Queen Consort welcomed Holocaust survivor, Dr Martin Stern, and survivor of the genocide in Darfur, Amouna Adam, who shared their testimonies before lighting a candle together.
A candle was also lit at Buckingham Palace as part of the national moment of remembrance for the millions of people murdered in genocide, and flames of solidarity with people today who face prejudice.