The Royal Week 5-11 November 2022


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

Saturday 5 November

The Princess of Wales, as Patron of the Rugby Football League, attended the Rugby League World Cup 2021 Match between England and Papua New Guinea at the DW Stadium in Wigan.

Meanwhile, The Princess Royal as Patron of Scottish Rugby Union, attended the International Rugby Match between Scotland and Fiji and Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, attended a Reception for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Award in Washington DC, USA.

Monday 7 November

The Prince of Wales, President of the Football Association, sat down with Footballers Harry Kane and Declan Rice to discuss mental health as well as early football memories and experiences of the game.

Tuesday 8 November

The King started a two-day visit to Yorkshire at Morrisons HQ in Bradford - where the company was founded in 1899 - meeting those from their Farming, Community, Sustainability and Apprenticeship programmes.

His Majesty then had the chance to meet some of the city’s Young Leaders at a reception at Bradford Town Hall.

It was then onto Leeds, where The King viewed ‘The World Reimagined Globes’ that are on display in the city as part of a national project explore the history and impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. There was also a chance to meet young achievers, including The Leeds Children’s Mayor, to mark the 10th anniversary of ‘Child Friendly Leeds’.

His Majesty also met members of the Jamaican and wider West Indian community and toured the Jamaica Society Leeds’ ‘Rebellion to Romance exhibition’, which explores the lives of second-generation West Indians of Leeds coming of age in the tumultuous 1970s and 80s.

The Queen Consort’s new Cypher was revealed.

To be used on official correspondence, the cypher is made of up of Her Majesty’s monogram (‘C’ for Camilla, and ‘R’ for Regina, Latin for Queen) and a crown. 

There were two Investiture Ceremonies held at Windsor Castle, with The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal both hosting one.

The Countess of Wessex visited the Lighthouse in Woking, a place that she has volunteered at a number of times over recent years.

The Countess of Wessex visits the Lighthouse in Woking

During the visit it was announced that Her Royal Highness would become Patron of the charity, that hosts a range of creative projects to support, encourage, and empower those who find themselves on the margins.

The Princess Royal, Royal Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, attended a New Fellows’ Dinner at Drapers’ Hall, where she also presented the Prince Philip Medal to Dr Asad Madni.

Named for Her Majesty’s father, who served as the Academy’s Senior Fellow, the prize is the most prestigious individual award.

As Honorary President of the Lawn Tennis Association, The Duchess of Gloucester attended the Billie Jean King Cup matches between Great Britain and Kazakhstan at the Glasgow Emirates Arena.

Wednesday 9 November

On the second day in Yorkshire, The King and The Queen Consort were in York for the blessing and unveiling of a new statue of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth at York Minster.

Their Majesties then travelled to Doncaster as it officially became a city, which is one the eight places that became a city as part of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Later in London, The King had an Audience with the President of Nigeria.

As Patron of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, The Princess of Wales visited Colham Manor Children’s Centre to hear how the care provided in the borough of Hillingdon exemplifies the benefits of adapting a system to better suit the needs of women and families.

The Earl of Wessex, as Patron of Northern Ballet, visited the company in Woking as they prepare to open the Nutcracker at the town’s theatre.

Meanwhile, The Countess of Wessex was in Somerset where she visited Brainwave South West Centre to mark their 40th Anniversary.

Her Royal Highness is Patron of the charity that helps children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve greater independence by aiming to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of specialist therapies. 

The Countess also visited Christian Help and Action for Refugees and Wivey Welcomes Refugees.

Later, Her Royal Highness as Ambassador of the Women of the Future Programme attended the Awards presentation evening.

The Countess of Wessex at the Women of the Future Awards

Princess Alexandra, President of the Royal Star and Garter Homes, opened their newly renovated gardens in Surbiton, Surrey.

Thursday 10 November

The King held two Credential Ceremonies at Buckingham Palace.

His Majesty also later had an Audience with The King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The Queen Consort planted a Cross of Remembrance at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

Since 1928, the Field of Remembrance has been held in the grounds of the Abbey to commemorate those who have lost their lives in the Armed Forces. Around 70,000 crosses and symbols are laid in 308 plots according to regiment, unit or association, planted by volunteers.

The Earl of Wessex was in Gwent, where he visited the Congress Theatre in Cwmbran as they celebrated their 50th anniversary.

His Royal Highness also joined The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Challenge Day in the town and officially opened Gwent Police’s new HQ.

Friday 11 November

On the ‘eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month’ the nation falls silent in remembrance of those who gave their lives in service.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended the National Memorial Arboretum Armistice Day Service in Staffordshire.

The service took place on top of the Armed Forces Memorial - the Nation’s year-round centre for Remembrance - and included an Act of Remembrance, readings, musical performances and wreath laying.

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