HM Queen Elizabeth will return to her busy schedule on Monday after being hospitalized last week. In addition, other highlights of the coming week will be HRH Crown Princess Victoria’s Name Day, official visits from the British royals to the Middle East and Eastern Europe, and a Danish visit to Chile by the Crown Princely couple. A selection of next week’s royal events:
Monday, March 11th –
- HM Queen Elizabeth returns to work, with HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey to attend the Commonwealth Observance. The event is followed by the Commonwealth Reception at Marlborough House in London.
- TRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall begin official visits to Jordan, Qatar, Oman, and Saudi Arabia on Monday. The trip will last until March 19.
- A typical busy day for HRH The Princess Royal in London Monday as she will complete a number of engagements. At Buckingham Palace she will attend the annual awards ceremony for The Butler Trust of which she is patron. She will also attend an award ceremony in her role as patron of Catch 22 at a Marriott Hotel in London. Finally for dinner, at The Langham Hotel in London, she will attend an event in her role as President of Animal Health Trust.
- TRH Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium attend a musical project entitled “Colombina” put on by The Child of the Stars Association.
- TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary continue their visit to Chile on Monday with a number of engagements. Among other events they will visit with the mayor of Santiago, lay a wreath at a monument honoring General Bernardo O’Higgins, and attend a lunch with the business delegation.
Tuesday, March 12th –
- HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden will celebrate her name day at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Typically on this day the future Queen appears in the courtyard and greets the waiting crowds. It is possible Princess Madeleine and her fiancé Chris O’Neill may also be there as they are reportedly in the country. Following the event, Prince Carl Philip will hold an audience with representatives from Operation Smile at the Royal Palace.
- TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex will travel to the Czech Republic on an official visit.
- HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will attend the 50th anniversary celebration of the European School Bergen.
- TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary complete engagements both together and separately in Chile on Tuesday. Joint engagements include a visit to the poet Pablo Neruda’s home and grave, they will visit a Maersk container factory, and the Chile National Museum. Prince Frederik’s solo engagements are centered around the health sector and will be at Clinica Alemana, a leading hospital in the region. Princess Mary’s visits are around children’s education including the launch of three Danish books in Spanish.
Wednesday, March 13th –
- In a rare joint visit, HM Queen Elizabeth and HRH The Duke of York pay a visit to Tech City in London.
- HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands will attend the presentation of the Geuzenpenning award. It is being given this year to Radhia Nasraoui, a Tunisian human rights activist.
- More events in Chile as the Danish Crown Princely visit continues into another busy day. Joint engagements for TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary include an architecture symposium and the presentation of HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour to two Danish companies. In addition Crown Prince Frederik will open a business seminar with both Danish and Chilean companies. Crown Princess Mary will be attending a Danish-Chilean conference on human rights education.
Thursday, March 14th –
- TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex will be in Bulgaria to carry out official engagements.
- HM Queen Sofia of Spain will be chairing the presentation of the National Classical Dance Company at the Teatro Real de Madrid.
- TRH The Prince and Princess of Asturias will attend the concert “Classical for Today’s Youth” organized by the Prince of Girona Foundation.
- HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, in her continuing work around child literacy, opens the 2013 Day of Literature in Rotterdam. The event is a 1-day festival for young people to learn about Dutch literature.
- HM Queen Paola of Belgium will preside over a meeting of the sponsoring committee of “Missing Children Europe.” She will also meet with the Board of Directors at the Royal Palace.
Friday, March 15th –
- The Dutch royal family will be out and about Friday and Saturday to mark NL Doet, an annual event that celebrates public service. In addition, HM Queen Beatrix will attend a concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Northern Dutch Orchestra and HRH Princess Maxima will open an art event entitled “Yes of Course – How Art Saves the World.”
- HM King Harald V will be attending the Holmenkollen Ski Festival.
For complete royal calendars consult the official websites of each royal court or house.