Calendar of Events

A Royal visit is a special occasion which typically marks an event with which a town, school, city, business, organisation, community or voluntary organisation has or still is involved. It’s an opportunity for a member of the Royal family to join the organisers to mark and celebrate the special piece of work or occasion.

The West Midlands has a great number of Royal Visits across the region yearly, in 2023 there were 9 visits to 18 venues.

DateRoyal VisitorVenueL-L or DL
14.04.2023HRH The Duchess of GloucesterThe Billie Jean Cup, Lawn Tennis Association, Coventry ArenaSir Nigel Thrift
19.04.2023HRH The Duke of GloucesterStourbridge Glass Museum

Dudley Council, planting an Oak Tree to mark the Coronation

Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation, Dudley

Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
Lord-Lieutenant Sir John Crabtree OBE

Nick Venning


Elizabeth Foster


Nick Venning
20.04.23TRHs The Prince and Princess of WalesThe Indian Streatery, Birmingham

Reception with creative industries, The Rectory, Birmingham
Sir David Thompson QPM

Lawrence Barton
02.05.23TRHs The Duke and Duchess of EdinburghThe Big Venture Centre, Wolverhampton

Beatsabar, Wolverhampton

The Royal School, Wolverhampton

City of Wolverhampton College
Lord-Lieutenant Sir John Crabtree OBE

Pauline Black OBE

Christine Arthur

Satya Sharma MBE
14.09.23HRH The Princess RoyalBritish Equine Veterinary Association Conference, International Convention Centre, Birmingham

The Butler Trust, Walsall
Les Ratcliffe MBE


Stewart Towe CBE
10.10.23TRHs The Prince and Princess of WalesThe Royal Foundation for World Mental Health Day, Factory Works, Digbeth, BirminghamLord-Lieutenant Sir John Crabtree OBE
08.11.23HRH The Princess RoyalCatch 22, The National Care Leaving Benchmarking Forum, BirminghamJean Templeton
17.01.24HRH The Duke of EdinburghRoyal Birmingham Conservatoire

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Group Captain Ian Sargeant OBE KHS

Afzal Hussain
Vice Lord-Lieutenant Louise Bennett OBE
18.01.24HRH The Duke of EdinburghShireland CBSO Academy, West BromwichJohn Wood
14.03.24TRHs The Duke and Duchess of EdinburghAll England Open Badminton Championships, Utilita Arena, BirminghamLord-Lieutenant Sir John Crabtree OBE