Day of engagements for HRH

Yesterday in the morning, The Countess of Wessex attended the Battle of Trafalgar Charity Concert of The Classical Road Show with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall in London. HRH was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir David Brewer). The keynote of Classical Road Show is learning through participation. In this exciting concert entire audience of children play the part of two ships’ companies – HMS Victory and Royal Sovereign – under the stage command of Admiral Nelson (David Leonard, narrator), with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra providing the ship’s band. The story unfolds in authentic detail, illustrated by sea shanties sung by the children, dancers from Central School of Ballet and vivid orchestration in David Lyon’s score. The dramatic moment in the battle when Nelson is fatally wounded is very affecting! This is a rare opportunity for pupils to experience choral music on a grand scale and to learn about an important period of English history. More info in this flier. Sadly I couldn’t locate more info or any pictures of HRH.

In the afternoon, Her Royal Highness as Stoll‘s Patron has opened The Countess of Wessex House – accommodation for Armed Forces veterans, Staines Road, Feltham in Middlesex, and was received by Miss Maria Pedro (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=873304479374377&id=228023653902466
via Bugler Developments Limited Facebook site.

The building consists of 36 new build apartments, together with spacious communal facilities, including training room and community hall. The building is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped Therapeutic Garden which includes a state of the art greenhouse and sheds, offering a tranquil setting for the veterans to enjoy. It was named ‘Countess of Wessex House’ in recognition of the Countess who is a Patron to the Charity since 2005. More in Get West London article & at the Bugler Developments Limited Facebook post.

Stoll (formerly Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation) is the UK’s only charity providing the holistic support needed to fully integrate some of the most vulnerable Veterans back into civilian life. Stoll provides housing and support to vulnerable and disabled ex-Service men and women, acknowledging the sacrifices they have made for the country.

courtesy of SLDF – The Royal Bath and West of England Society
The Countess of Wessex as Vice Patron of the Royal Bath and West of England Society, later attended a Reception at the London Museum of Water and Steam, Kew Bridge Road, Brentford, in support of the Somerset Levels Development Fund.

https://twitter.com/antgib/status/580133898472030208/photo/1
courtesy of Anthony Gibson via Twitter

In 2013 The Royal Bath & West of England Society identified the flooding risk on the Somerset levels and recognised the need to improve water management. The Society decided that, in the best traditions of the Bath and West, a self-help fund was the way forward.

courtesy of SLDF – The Royal Bath and West of England Society

The Somerset Levels Relief Fund (SLRF) was launched by Michael Eavis on Burrow Mump in September 2013. TRH’s Earl & Countess of Wessex visited Moorland in Somerset after the devastating floods to see how the village near Bridgwater is recovering, back in July 2014. My post can be found here.

Outfit & jewellery:
Prada coat.



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