The Duchess of Cornwall attends the Wells Festival of Literature
The spooky week running up to Halloween might be putting you off staying out too late - there are scary clowns around, we hear - but not so the royals who, it would seem, are ready to visit, open and dine every week.
Highlights of their week include Princess Anne who is to jet off to Malaysia on 29 October to attend the Emerging Leaders' Dialogue Asia event, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, handing out one of the biggest literary prizes in the world, the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2016.
Monday 24 October
Anne starts us off this week, as
the Princess Royal is up in Cheshire for three openings. As patron of UK Youth, she'll be opening Youth Federation's Alternative Provision Free School in Macclesfield; then it's on to Crewe to open the new Business Building of Bentley Motors Ltd and Wright Food Group's new Confectionery Manufacturing Facility (aka a sweetie factory!).
The Honourable Lady Oglivy,
Princess Alexandra, is visiting the British School in Rome, Italy, where she'll be until the 27th. Tuesday 25 October
One of the more high-profile events of the week,
the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, will be presenting the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction at Guildhall in London.
The Princess Royal continues on a northerly trajectory with a day in Scotland. She'll be opening the 23rd Rehabilitation International World Congress in Edinburgh and launching the Leuchie Endowment Appeal as Royal patron of carers' charity the Leuchie House Appeal.
Princess Anne sees an exhibit at the Northern Naval Museum in Arkhangelsk, Russia
Honorary President of the Lawn Tennis Association, the British tennis governing body,
the Duchess of Gloucester will attend a reception in support of the Tennis Foundation at St. James's Palace.
the Earl of Wessex attending the 50th anniversary service at Bath Abbey and a reception in his role role as Chancellor of the University of Bath.
The Duke of Edinburgh, as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, is chairing a Regimental Council meeting at Buckingham Palace.
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Wednesday 26 October
A busy royal day ahead, we start with heir to the throne,
t he Prince of Wales, hosting a reception at Clarence House celebrating those shortlisted for Nursing Times Awards and attending a meeting on 'sustainable landscapes' led by The Prince of Wales' International Sustainability Unit.
After an evening schmoozing with the literati,
the Duchess of Cornwall has two receptions to attend - one for the 30th anniversary of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Guildhall and one on behalf of the Queen in Buckingham Palace for the winners of the Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition. The Princess Royal is back down in London to open a new Global Engineering Hub. She'll be lunching at the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers 2016 Luncheon as master of the Corporation of Trinity House and then dining at the Farmers Club for the Rural Youth Trust's 25th Anniversary.
Over in Bristol,
the Duke of Kent is handing out awards. The Queen's Award for Enterprise and Innovation is being presented at Precision Dippings Manufacturing Limited in Yate and the Queen's Award for Enterprise (International Trade) at Calnet Systems in Iron Acton. Then he's off to Gloucester and Helpebs Controls to present another Queen's Award for Enterprise.
If you didn't know, 'topping out' is the ceremony of placing the final beam on a building's structure and this Wednesday
the Duchess of Gloucester will be performing one on the Defence College of Logistics in Winchester. She's then down to Hampton Court Palace in Surrey to attend a reception as president of the Royal School of Needlework.
Thursday 27 October
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive for an award ceremony at Royal Academy of Arts
What a lovely day for a family outing.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will be accompanied by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on a visit to Queen Mother Square in the village of Poundbury, Dorset. That's not all for the Duke though, he'll be attending a dinner at Clothworkers' Hall as an honorary member of the City Livery Club.
Another member of the family,
the Princess Royal, is visiting Save the Children UK's Orpington shop for its 50th anniversary. The Duke of Gloucester, on the other hand, is in Aylesbury finishing off his presentations of the Queen's Award for Enterprise with another for International Trade at Lund-Halsey; he's sticking nearby to open the Greatmoor Energy from Waste Facility in Woodham.
In his role as chairman of the board of trustees for the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation,
the Earl of Wessex will be attending an Arabian Peninsula Seminar at St. James's Palace.
Back to London,
the Duke of Kent is visiting the National Army Museum in Chelsea, as patron.
Friday 28 October
The only royal not taking a Friday rest,
the Duke of Edinburgh will be opening a futuristic looking observation facility, the British Airways i360 tower, on Brighton's West Pier, before visiting the Royal Marines School of Music in Portsmouth.
Saturday 29 October
While you're nursing your Saturday hangover,
the Princess Royal, is all the way in Malaysia to preside over the Emerging Leaders' Dialogues Asia 2016.
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, meets Chelsea Pensioners
The Duke of Kent is around the north of England visiting the 5th Battalion at Anzio House in Newcastle before attending a performance of Billy Budd at Leeds' Grand Theatre as patron of Opera North. Sunday 30 October
Continuing her time in Malaysia,
the Princess Royal will be presiding over the Emerging Leaders' Dialogues Asia 2016 for the second day running.
Back in the UK,
the Earl of Wessex will attend rehearsals for the Adelphi Theatre's 40th Anniversary Concert before a dinner in Surrey in his role as part of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation.