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23 January - The Duchess of Cambridge is to launch a new mental health project for young children, in the latest initiative from Heads Together during a visit to Roe Green Junior School in Brent.

24 January - The Duchess will visit The Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, at King’s College London, and the Perinatal Service at Bethlem Royal Hospital. KP added: "The two visits reflect HRH's interest in continuing to develop an understanding of the challenges and issues surrounding maternal mental health and to learn what support is available.

30 January - 2 February - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Sweden and Norway from Tuesday 30th January to Friday 2nd February 2018 at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The following information is from the official Kensington Palace press release:

Tuesday, 30 January, Stockholm - 
  • The tour will begin in Stockholm with a morning visit to a bandy hockey event at Vasaparken, an outdoor ice-skating venue in the centre of Stockholm. The Duke and Duchess will arrive at the rink from the Residence of the British Ambassador to Sweden, where they will have stayed the night before. The Duke and Duchess will meet a group of local bandy players on the ice, and learn more about the sport and its popularity in Sweden.
  • Next, The Duke and Duchess will travel to the Royal Palace of Stockholm to attend a luncheon hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia to welcome William and Kate to Sweden. Approximately fifteen members of the Swedish Royal Court will attend the luncheon, including Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel.
  • Following the luncheon, The Duke and Duchess, accompanied by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, will walk through the picturesque cobbled streets of Stockholm from the Royal Palace to the Nobel Museum. During this walk, Their Royal Highnesses will have an opportunity to meet members of the Swedish public that will have assembled in Stortorget, the oldest square in Stockholm, and a charming public space outside the Nobel Museum. Once inside the Museum, Their Royal Highnesses will meet a number of Nobel Laureates, and will hear more from the Museum's curator about Science in Sweden and the Nobel Laureate system.
  • From the Nobel Museum, The Duke and Duchess will travel to Ark Des, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design. Here, Their Royal Highnesses will attend an event celebrating architectural collaboration and the best of Swedish design, from the most iconic and global furniture brands, to up-and-coming homeware designers with new takes on sustainable furnishings.
  • That evening, The Duke and Duchess will attend a black tie dinner at the Residence of the British Ambassador, attended by members of the Swedish Royal Family, and representatives from government, and popular culture, including Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, and actors Stellan Skarsgård and Alicia Vikander.

Wednesday, 31 January - Stockholm - 
  • William and Kate, accompanied by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, will begin the morning at the world famous Karolinska Institute, which accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden. The Duke and Duchess will meet with leading scientific researchers and practitioners to discuss ground-breaking academic work in developmental psychology, and Sweden’s approach to managing mental health challenges, including the impact of physical activity on mental health. Their Royal Highnesses will also hear about the Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) programme run by the National Association for Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental Ill Health (NASP). YAM is a programme run for 14 – 16 year olds promoting increased knowledge about mental health through dialogue and role-play, and now operates internationally, including in the UK.
  • The Duke and Duchess and Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will then head to Matteusskolan, a comprehensive school in the heart of the city centre. Their Royal Highnesses will join children who have taken part in the YAM programme during one of their mental health activity sessions, and will speak to the mentors who run the training.
  • That afternoon, the two Royal couples will visit one of Sweden's leading department stores – NK – to open an interactive exhibition of UK design, fashion and brands that operate in Sweden. The Duke and Duchess will learn how these brands in particular put innovation, technology and sustainable practices at the forefront of their businesses. The event will take place in NK's entrance hall, and for the duration of the exhibition the best of British brands will feature in the display windows of the store.
  • From NK, Their Royal Highnesses will travel to Haga Palace, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel's official residence, for a private tea with the Royal couple.
  • On their last evening in Stockholm, The Duke and Duchess will attend an event at the Fotografiska Gallery, which at night boasts glittering views over Stockholm. The event will be a celebration of contemporary culture with guests representing the worlds of music, film, television, theatre, tech, dance, art and sport, with live music, drinks and canapés. The Duke will also deliver a speech at this event. Weather permitting, they will travel to Fotografiska by boat, allowing The Duke and Duchess to take in the views of Stockholm by night as they pass around the harbour.  Prior to joining the reception, the Royal couple will have a short tour of the gallery's latest exhibition by UK photographer Nick Veasey.

Thursday, 1 February, Oslo - 
  • William and Kate will depart Sweden for Norway from Uppsala Airbase. Prior to their departure, The Duke and Duchess will receive a short briefing on the Swedish Armed Forces' operational capabilities, before viewing some of the Gripen aircraft of the type deployed by Sweden as its commitment to the Joint Expeditionary Force.
  • The Duke and Duchess will land in Norway at Oslo Gardermoen Airport in the late morning, where they will be met by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. From there, Their Royal Highnesses will travel directly to the Royal Palace, where The Duke and Duchess will stay at the invitation of King Harald and Queen Sonja.
  • On arrival at the Royal Palace, The Duke and Duchess will be officially welcomed to Norway by The King and Queen by way of a luncheon, which will also be attended by other members of The Royal Family. Following this, The Cambridges will visit the Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park within the Palace Gardens, which opened last year in the name of Princess Ingrid Alexandra to mark the 25th anniversary of The King's reign. The sculptures, of which there are now four, are designed by and for children, through cartoon competitions in schools across the country. During this visit, The Duke and Duchess will have the opportunity to meet members of the public gathered in the park.
  • Later that afternoon, The Duke and Duchess, accompanied by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, will attend an event held at MESH, a co-working space for entrepreneurs and start-up companies to grow their businesses and thrive in a creative environment. Encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation are high priorities for Norway and the UK, with plenty of exciting collaboration across the North Sea. Their Royal Highnesses will meet a number of Norwegian and UK companies based at MESH showcasing their work, and will see how some start-ups are tackling issues such as the environment, and mental health and wellbeing, in new and engaging ways.
  • That evening, The Duke and Duchess have been invited by Their Majesties to an official dinner in their honour at the Royal Palace. The dinner will be attended by members of government, leaders in business and those from the Norwegian creative industries. There will also be serving members and veterans from the Norwegian Armed Forces, who will be introduced to Their Royal Highnesses. Both King Harald and The Duke will speak at the dinner.

Friday, 2 February, Oslo - 

  • The final day of the tour will begin at the Hartvig Nissen School, which was the location for the hugely successful Norwegian television programme 'Skam'. Skam is a drama series highlighting teenagers and the challenges young people can experience growing up, such as identity issues, bullying, relationships, sexual assault, and eating disorders. Following on from the theme lines of the show, the characters started their own social media profiles to engage with the audience watching directly, creating an international following and fan base. At the school, William and Kate will meet the stars and producers of Skam to hear more about the series, and will then meet students to learn about the effect Skam had on bringing these issues out into the open, and the role played by social media.
  • Later that morning, The Duke and Duchess will travel to Skaugum, the official residence of The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway, for a private lunch.
  • The Duke and Duchess will firstly visit Holmenkollen's most iconic landmark – the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. With panoramic views over the city, the ski jump is truly impressive in its size, and has capacity for more than 70,000 spectators. Here, they will walk through the Holmenkollen ski museum and then watch a demonstration from some of Norway's top under-18 ski jumpers, before meeting them at the top of the ski jump. No country has won more Winter Olympics medals than Norway, and as excitement builds around the forthcoming Games in South Korea, Their Royal Highnesses are looking forward to learning more about how the Norwegians have maintained this record. 
  • The Duke and Duchess will then attend an event organised by the Norwegian Ski Federation, at which Their Royal Highnesses will see a group of local nursery children taking part in an afternoon ski school session on the slopes. The Duke and Duchess will join children taking part in a number of outdoors activities, from experiencing Sami tents, to roasting sausages on an open fire. Their Royal Highnesses will also speak to some of the ski instructors that deliver sessions throughout the year to keep children active and engaged with sport as well as visit the adjoining nursey.
  • From Holmenkollen, The Duke and Duchess will depart for the airport, and on to London. 

19 February - The Duchess of Cambridge and The Countess of Wessex will attend the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange at Buckingham Palace.

19 May 2018 - The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor.

23 comments:

  1. FYI more details on the trip to Canada: one day visit to the Yukon. Likely on September 28 and will be joined by PM http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/trudeau-yukon-royals-visit-1.3704683

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    1. Thank you very much for the info. I'll update the calendar and share it on Twitter :)

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  2. Thank you for your up to date information! You do such a wonderful job of keeping us Americans in the loop!

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  3. I've just read that both William and Kate are going to visit University of Manchester and their graphen institute on 14 Oct. Should you update perhaps?

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  4. Kate has an engagement for world mental health with Will and Harry on October 10

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  5. Kate has 2 engagements on March 9. "The Queen will unveil a new Iraq Afghanistan Memorial on 9 March and join a dedication service with the Royal Family"

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  6. Hello :)
    Charlotte, would it be possible to have a list of Kate's past engagemenets with links to original posts (I mean 2017)?
    Thanks for your response :)

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  7. Two new engagements for Kate:

    1.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will officially open @thegacademy in support of headstogether

    2.The Duke of Cambridge will attend a screening of the @BBC’s 'Mind over Marathon' Documentary, which features members of #TeamHeadsTogether

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  8. Engagements for kate's may 11 trip to luxembourg has been announced
    Some of the events Kate will see will be in celebration of the cultural ties between Luxembourg and U.K. These events include (not in order of visits that day)

    1. Meet with leading young Luxembourgers
    2. Visit Place Clairefontaine
    3. Tour a cycling themed festival
    4. Visit to Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art

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  9. William chose very in marrying Catherine. They seem so nice and relaxed in their duties. I like how down-to-earth they are. This American thinks they are terrific.

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  10. Charlotte, i read in belgium media today that Kate and William will go to Belgium on the 7th of June in Mesen (http://m.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20170511_02876477). The article is in Dutch so maybe it's difficult for you to understand. The're going for a remembrance ceremony for the first world war. Maybe you already no, but i taught i would inform you. Kind Regards

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  11. Kate will attend the commemoration of Battle of Messines in Belgium June 7 says Mesen mayor.Presumably as W Colonel Irish 🍀Guards

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    1. My father was wounded on the first day of the Battle of Messines 7th June 1917 and spend 3 days in no-mans land before crawling back to the allied lines and moribund. His story albeit not entirely accurate is told in the book Somme Mud, the author being in the same unit as George E. Eccleston. Two of grandchildren will be attending this historic ceremony , namely Pharmacist Wendy Eccleston and Psychologist Bronwyn Lohan. His excellency the Governor General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are aware of this ceremony, but for security reasons have not indicated or confirmed publically of their attendances.

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  12. Thank you very much Tinneke and EriqL :)

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  13. Will and kate may be embarking on a scandanavian tour at some point this year
    Gert's royal Tweet:
    "Prince William said to a Norwegein Guest at the Garden Party. They may be going to Norway, on a Scandanavian Tour."

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  14. The Duchess has had a break of several weeks between engagements now. Do you think there is any reason for this? It seems a little bit odd since they are supposed to be stepping up their engagements.

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  15. Kate Middleton has a new engagement! She will visit 1851Trust on June 16 for their final Land Rover BAR Roadshow at Docklands, London.

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  16. I was thinking just the same thing!! Where is she? I suppose they might be enjoying one last full spring/summer time at Amner before the real work starts in the Autumn ?

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  17. Update: The Duke and Duchess will tour Poland and Germany from 17-21 July visiting Warsaw, Gdansk, Berlin, Heidelberg and Hamburg.

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  18. I'm going to travel to London and would like to see Kate on her engagement in Victoria & Alberet Museum on 29th Juni. Does anyone knows when this engagement starts? Many thanks for your kind help in advance. One fan in Hungary

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  19. CC 21/11 The Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon received Professor Carmine Pariante (Professor of Biological Psychiatry, Kings College London) and Dr Gertrude Seneviratne (Perinatal Psychiatrist, Kings College London).

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  20. The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service on 14th December at @StPaulsLondon

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  21. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Edinburgh attend a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk

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