Week In Review: December 03, 2023 – December 09, 2023

The Princess of Wales had two public engagements this week. They are highlighted below.

On December 05, 2023, The Princess of Wales officially opened the Children’s Day Surgery Unit at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. The state-of-the-art facility is designed to provide seamless patient care, and it helps the hospital treat an additional 2,300 children annually. The space-themed unit features two operating theaters and was inaugurated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by staff, patients, and their families. Young patients like Ella Moth and Chloe Morley were also involved in the opening ceremony, with Chloe being the first to receive treatment there. The Princess of Wales also participated in an arts and crafts session with children and young people treated at the unit.

Later in the evening, The Prince and Princess of Wales joined King Charles and Queen Camilla for The Diplomatic Reception. The Diplomatic Reception, which takes place annually, sees The King and Queen and other members of the Royal Family welcome over 500 members of the Diplomatic Corps in the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. The invitation list is coordinated by the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps and invitations are sent to all the ambassadors and high commissioners at the foreign missions in London, as well as past Prime Ministers, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and other public figures.

On December 08, 2023, individuals were nominated in recognition of their outstanding work in caring for children, young people and families. The service was attended by inspiring individuals and families from all corners of the UK, including midwives, health visitors, early years practitioners, nursery teachers, community volunteers, and members of The Royal Family. The evening was filled with beautiful carols, musical performances, and poignant readings, making it an extraordinary and festive occasion. The service airs on Christmas Eve as part of a special program on ITV1 and ITVX.

GALLERY LINKS:

– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2023 > December 05 | Evelina London’s New Children’s Day Surgery Unit
– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2023 > December 05 | King Charles III Host Diplomatic Reception
– Engagements & Tour Photos > 2023 > December 08 | “Together At Christmas” Carol Service

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