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To mark #InternationalDayoftheMidwife, The Princess Royal hosted midwives at St James’s Palace this afternoon. The Princess, who has been Patron of @MidwivesRCM for nearly 20 years, spoke to those who have been working in front line maternity services throughout the pandemic.
This morning, The Earl of Wessex visited @ChristsColl in Guildford, where HRH met students who are embarking on their @DofE. The school was officially opened by The Duke of Edinburgh in 2009. 📸 The Earl today; The Duke in 2009
Today The Queen held two Audiences via video link from Windsor Castle. ⛪️ Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti presented his credentials as Apostolic Nuncio (an ecclesiastical diplomat) from the Holy See to the Court of St. James's.
Did you know the 39-acre garden at Buckingham Palace is home to 25 wild-plant species, 30 species of breeding birds, and over 1,000 trees? 🌹 Climbing Maigold Rose 💜 Lilac shrub 🌺 Rhododendrons 🌼 Thermopsis
This week we’re celebrating #NationalGardeningWeek, the country’s biggest annual celebration of gardening! Spring has truly sprung in the Buckingham Palace Gardens and Mark Lane, the Head Gardener, has shown us some of his favourite plants and flowers 🪴
The Countess heard how the training has been designed to take into account gendered perspectives, as part of the Women, Peace and Security agenda (WPS), which promotes the meaningful participation of women in building peace and stability.
The Countess watched the troops rehearse different scenarios protecting civilians, with a focus on how the military can support the empowerment, and access to equal rights, for women and girls in Mali.
Earlier this week, The Countess of Wessex visited @RAnglians to see soldiers undergoing immersive Human Security Training ahead of their deployment to Mali next month, as part of the UK’s commitment to supporting UN peacekeeping missions around the world.
His Royal Highness also heard from employees who have adapted their work during to serve their community and customers this year. The Earl met Netty MacKay who has delivered vegetable boxes and flowers in Kingfisher’s new electric van throughout lockdown.
At the family run Kingfisher Farm Shop, The Earl helped pick fresh watercress before joining the Head Chef from the neighbouring Abinger Cookery School, to use it to prepare a delicious pesto.
Today the Earl of Wessex visited Kingfisher Farm Shop in Abinger Hammer, Surrey, ahead of #SurreyDay on the 1st May, led by @VisitSurrey. Surrey Day, which is now in its third year, is a celebration of the County as a great place to live, work and visit.
During lockdown, Doreen was one of many @ParkinsonsUK volunteers who found creative ways to reach out to the community - by organising a cream tea delivery service for local support group members! 📸 Doreen, Bill and the Redcar group on the 2019 Walk for @ParkinsonsUK Research.
The Duchess of Gloucester has kept in touch with @ParkinsonsUK during the pandemic, as the charity deployed its network of over 3,000 volunteers. 📸 Volunteer Doreen has been involved in the Redcar @ParkinsonsUK support group since 2012, after her late husband Bill’s diagnosis.