From planting trees to new patronages, it’s been a busy week for the British Royal Family. Read on for your weekly dose of regal headlines with True Royalty’s Royal news round-up!
Prince Harry planted a cherry tree to highlight the importance of the environment during a visit to St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School in Acton, west London. The Duke of Sussex was presented with the gift of yellow raincoat and wellies as a thank you.
During his visit, the Prince mimicked his wife Meghan’s baby bump as he joked with students and staff. Harry also met Winnie, the school dog, and watched the students perform ‘Seasons of Love’ from the musical Rent.
If you were at the Cheltenham Racecourse between March 10th and 17th then you may have caught a glimpse of the Queen’s only daughter.
Princess Anne made several appearances during the racing week, even presenting the famous Gold Cup trophy on Friday to trainer Willie Mullins.
The Princess had five other engagements this week, including a visit to Twickenham to watch the Six Nations rugby final. As a patron of the Scottish Rugby Union, Anne watched her team finish fifth in the competition.
The Duchess of Cambridge became a patron of The Foundling Museum last Tuesday. The museum explores the history of The Foundling Hospital – the UK’s first children’s hospital, established in 1973. It’s also a public art gallery.
The Royals have been frequent visitors to the museum, ever since King George V and Queen Mary first visited in 1926. Queen Mary returned with her two daughters – Princess Elizabeth (later to become Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret – in 1936.
Queen Elizabeth II has made a personal donation to a fund set up to help the victims of Cyclone Idai. Hundreds of people in parts of Southern Africa have lost their lives due to the natural disaster.
In her message to President Felipe Nyusi of Mozambique, the Queen said her thoughts and prayers were with those who were in need of food, water, medicine and shelter.
Princess Eugenie became a patron of The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) last Thursday, when she visited with her husband Jack Brooksbank to open the newly developed Stanmore Building.
When she was twelve, Princess Eugenie had an operation for scoliosis at the RNOH. This experience has made her feel very close to the hospital – she even described it as a part of who she is on an Instagram story.
During her visit to the RNOH, Eugenie and her husband met with patients and staff at the hospital, including the medical professionals who cared for Eugenie as a child.
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