The Royal Week 23-29 July 2022


Read more about the highlights of this week’s Royal activities, events and engagements.

Monday 25 July

The Princess Royal was in Worcestershire, where she attended a Seminar and Reception for the charity YSS.

Her Royal Highness is Patron of the charity, that provides community focused support for those at risk of social isolation.

The England Lionesses won their semi-final match in the UEFA Women’s EURO. As Patron of the Football Association, The Duke of Cambridge congratulated the team on progressing to the final.

Tuesday 26 July

The Princess Royal was on the Isle of Wight, where she visited Mountbatten Hospice as they marked their 45th anniversary.

Her Royal Highness, in her role as Patron, then officially opened the United Kingdom Sailing Academy’s (UKSA) new accommodation facility in Cowes.

The new 136-bed accommodation centre will enable the charity to welcome an additional 3,000 young people each year to continue growing its impact on life skills and career prospects.

The Duke of Gloucester was in Cheltenham where he presented The Queen’s Award for Enterprise to Synalogik, before later opening the Sir Charles Irving Community Art Gallery in the Wilson Art Gallery and Museum.

Wednesday 27 July

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Sandringham Flower Show.

The Princess Royal, as Patron of of UK Youth, visited Soapbox Islington.

Later, Her Royal Highness, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, visited the ‘Superbloom’ installation at the Tower of London.

To mark the Platinum Jubilee, over 20 million seeds have been sown in the moat to create a new naturalistic landscape, that will also introduce a new biodiverse habitat for wildlife.

The Princess then attended a reception to mark the 10th Anniversary since the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Duke of Gloucester attended the Borough of Bromley Access to Sport Week at Bromley Football Club.

Thursday 28 July

Representing The Queen, The Prince of Wales officially opened the Commonwealth Games, reading out Her Majesty’s message that had travelled around the Commonwealth in The Queen’s Baton Relay.

The Baton was launched on its journey by The Queen on 7 October 2021 at Buckingham Palace. It has since travelled 90,000 miles over 294 days to all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

The Duchess of Cornwall, The Earl of Wessex, who is Vice-Patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation, and The Countess of Wessex also attended the Ceremony, which was a spectacle of live music, performance creatives and fireworks.

Prior to the Opening Ceremony, The Prince visited the Athletes Village at the University of Birmingham, meeting Commonwealth Games representatives, volunteers and athletes.

His Royal Highness then visited the Festival Site at Victoria Square, which is home to love music, food, theatre and sporting events. 

Friday 29 July

The Prince of Wales was in Wick, Scotland, where he visited the Healing Hub to learn more about the benefits of oxygen therapy, especially for long COVID sufferers.

The Prince of Wales in Wick

His Royal Highness also met volunteers and supporters of Caithness food bank to hear more about the vital support they provide to those in need in Caithness and Sutherland through the provision of food and other essentials.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex were at the Commonwealth Games and attended the Gymnastics at Arena Birmingham, where they met and heard from volunteers and Army veterans helping to deliver the Games, before watching the sport’s morning session.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex arrive at the Commonwealth Games

Their Royal Highnesses then travelled to Coventry Stadium to watch the Rugby Sevens alongside The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

The Princess Royal, Sir Tim Laurence and The Earl and Countess of Wessex at the Commonwealth Games

The Princess Royal also had the chance to visit the Athletes village to chat to some of the national teams and volunteers.

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