On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, as Great Master of the Honourable Order of the Bath, attended the Order of the Bath Service for the installation of Knights Grand Cross of the Order held at Westminster Abbey in London.
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 Wednesday, May 4, 2022, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited Dexters Adventure Playground in Brixton where he met with young people who are supported by the BIGKID Foundation.
Established in 2000 by Shaninga Marasha, the BIGKID Foundation offers a mentorship program and support for at-risk young people. The goal of this amazing award-winning foundation is to, “…to end social exclusion and youth violence.”
During today’s visit, The Prince of Wales met with staff, volunteers, and young people involved in the BIG KID Foundation.
If you’re interested in learning more about the fantastic BIGKID Foundation please visit their official website here.
On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales sent a video message during the 7th Our Ocean Conference, held under the theme Our Ocean, Our People, Our Prosperity, co-hosted by the Republic of Palau and the United States.
Per a press release regarding the two-day conference:
“The Republic of Palau and the United States opened the 7th Our Ocean Conference (OOC) today, marking the first time this event has been held in a small island developing state (SIDS). For SIDS, this underscores the critical role and leadership of indigenous peoples and local communities in tackling the climate change and ocean crises.
Palau and the United States organized this gathering of more than 500 representatives from foreign governments, intergovernmental organizations, academic and research institutions, the private sector, and civil society organizations. Among the participants is a special group of youth delegates who are showcasing their leadership and youth-led initiatives for ocean action.
President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr. and U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry, who are co-hosting the conference, opened the conference, highlighting the Pacific’s long history of ocean stewardship, and called on participants to confront the challenges of the global climate-ocean crisis with a new level of urgency.In a joint statement, President Whipps and Mr. Kerry noted, ‘As governments around the world work to sustainably rebuild their economies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would do well to remember that the ocean holds as many opportunities for resilient low-carbon growth as can be found on land.’
The conference, titled ‘Our Ocean, Our People, Our Prosperity,’ focuses on combating climate change, promoting sustainable fisheries, creating sustainable blue economies, advancing marine protected areas, achieving a safe and secure ocean, and tackling marine pollution. The importance of ocean-based climate solutions and the centrality of a healthy ocean to small island developing states—and all places where the ocean is a primary source of sustenance—will be cross-cutting themes throughout the conference.
‘Our Ocean” is a signature platform to mobilize support for ocean action. The six previous conferences have garnered more than 1,400 commitments worth approximately $91.4 billion and protecting more than five million square miles of the ocean. Major new commitments from foreign governments, industry leaders, and philanthropies are expected to add to this year’s momentum and progress. ‘As with climate action on land, progress on ocean protection ultimately hinges on political will. It is worth reminding ourselves that, at the end of the day, we are all connected by the ocean,’ President Whipps and Mr. Kerry added.“
On April 6, 2022, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales arrived at the historic home of Lord and Lady Inglewood, Hutton-in-the-Forest, near the town of Penrith to meet with members of the “…Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership to hear about the challenges they face since the changes in support schemes for agriculture.”
On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales celebrated the 50th anniversary of Tebay Services Farmshop in Penrith, Cumbria, England.
Established in 1972 by John and Barbara Dunning, the Tebay Services Farmshop:
“…brings together thousands of the finest foods, crafts, and clothes from our locality, our region, and further afield. We champion a wide community of farmers and makers and nurture a team of dedicated colleagues who share our commitment to handmade and authentic produce.
Our Kitchen serves tasty food, made from scratch just as you would make it at home. Our chefs use locally sourced real ingredients, including our home-reared beef and lamb.”
During today’s visit, His Royal Highness met with members of the Dunning family, staff and tasted some delicious foods.
For more information about Tebay Services Farmshop please visit their official website here.
On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Cookstown, Northern Ireland. The two-day visit is in celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee year.