On the morning of Thursday, May 12, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Canada House in London, England. The royal couple will visit Canada from May 17 to 19, 2022 at the invitation of the Canadian Government and to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
In the afternoon, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited University College at Oxford University where he met with students participating in the program, Opportunity Oxford.
Established in 2019, Opportunity Oxford is an ambitious program that helps to prepare “…talented UK offer-holders from under-represented backgrounds for successful undergraduate careers at Oxford University.”
Meanwhile, The Duchess of Cornwall, as the Ship’s Sponsor, visited HMS Prince of Wales at Her Majesty’s Naval Base, in Portsmouth. The aircraft carrier will soon be deployed to the Mediterranean Sea as the flagship for the NATO Response Force Task Group.
On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall and His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge attended the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, England.
Yesterday afternoon, Buckingham Palace announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II would not participate in the State Opening of Parliament, “…The Queen continues to experience episodic mobility problems, and in consultation with her doctors has reluctantly decided that she will not attend…”
As a result, at Her Majesty’s request and “… with the agreement of the relevant authorities, The Prince of Wales will read The Queen’s speech on Her Majesty’s behalf, with The Duke of Cambridge in attendance.”
The State Opening of Parliament formally marks the beginning of the new session of Parliament. It includes The Queen’s Speech, prepared for her to read from the throne, by her government outlining its plans for new laws being brought forward in the coming parliamentary year.
Later in the afternoon, The Duchess of Cornwall, as Patron of both the Big Lunch and Emmaus UK, attended a pre-Jubilee Big Lunch with supporters, volunteers, organizers, and Platinum Champion nominees in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester, England.
On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visited the powerful photo exhibition entitled, I AM, held in front of the Manchester Public Library in Manchester, England.
According to a press release, I AM, is a:
“…new collection of portraits by award-winning photographer Allie Crewe, commissioned by SICK! Festival and developed in partnership with domestic abuse charity, SafeLives. Her bold and powerful images bear witness to the lives and experiences of survivors of domestic violence from Manchester and across the UK.
SICK! Festival will present 12 images as a public exhibition in St Peter’S Square and across Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network. Taking the project into the heart of the city, they aim to challenge the narratives around domestic abuse and the perceptions of those affected.
When a person leaves a violent or controlling relationship they have often lost their core identity. I Am is an opportunity for transformation, for new identities to emerge and for new journeys to begin.“
If you’re interested in learning more about the I AM photo exhibition and the SICK! Festival please click here.
Photos courtesy of the SICK! Festival/Twitter/Clarence House
On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, as Royal Patron, visited the National Theatre in London, England.
According to ITV News, this is The Duchess of Cornwall’s first visit since becoming Royal Patron of the National Theatre after Her Majesty The Queen, “…handed the prestigious role to The Duchess last month after Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex was stripped of the position as part of the post-Megxit review…”
During today’s visit, The Duchess met with staff and members of the National Theatre’s community program, Public Acts.
On December 7, 2011, H.R.H. the Duchess of Cornwall participated in the 19th Annual ICAP Charity Day in London, England. Per the official website for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall:
The Duchess of Cornwall closed a £5 billion deal in the City today as part of a global charity event hosted by the stockbroker firm ICAP.
The ICAP 19th annual global charity day saw The Duchess and a number of celebrities including Lewis Hamilton, Rod Stewart and Rupert Everett join hundreds of brokers sporting fancy dress to raise funds for more than 200 charities.
The £5 billion deal completed by The Duchess of Cornwall was a “five yard” sterling interest rate swap, facilitated by brokers dressed as beefeaters, and one of several huge deals closed by The Duchess as she moved from desk to desk.
The inter-dealer broker ICAP expects to raise millions for charities including Maggie’s, a cancer charity of which The Duchess is President. source