The Queen and a goat
Queen Elizabeth II reviews members of The Royal Welsh Regimental Family and one of two regimental goats as she visits to mark St David's Day Ben Birchall- WPA Pool/Getty Images

If March is a sign of spring then the royals are still dozing off their hibernation. As ever, it's Anne making up the bulk of the royal diary, never far from a patron's engagement.

She's got a rugby match at Twickenham to round off the week – though it poses the question, does she support England or Scotland when they're head to head? You'll have to check her face paint on the day.

Here, as ever, is the royal diary, and always check back with IBTimes UK for any updates:

Monday 6 March

Our Anne, The Princess Royal, starts us off with a trip to Elgin in Scotland, where she'll be opening the Inkwell Community Kitchen. While up north she'll also attend the 50th Anniversary Consecration of St Christopher's Chapel as warden of Gordonstoun School.

The Duke of Gloucester is in London however, attending a luncheon at Savills as patron of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships.

Tuesday 7 March

The Countess of Wessex is opening the Resource Centre at Action for Blind People in Stoke on Trent. She's also visiting the Royal Stoke University Hospital and the North Staffordshire Asperger Autism Association at Keele University.

A busy day for Anne, The Princess Royal is attending the University of London International Programmes Annual Graduation Ceremony at the Barbican Centre. As Chancellor of the university, she's also got the annual award ceremony and reception for Livability. Before that, she's still in Elgin to visit Johnstons of Elgin for its 220th anniversary and the Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere Heritage Project.

The Duke of Edinburgh is out attending a lunch at Armourers' Hall as patron of the Federation of London Youth Clubs.

Kate Middleton at Ronald McDonald House
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Ronald McDonald House Evelina in Lambeth Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Wednesday 8 March

The Earl of Wessex this time, he's visiting the University of Huddersfield, in, well, Huddersfield.

Still out and about, The Princess Royal is attending a court dinner at Fishmongers' Hall as second warden of the Fishmongers' Company. In Portsmouth, she's opening the Pioneers to Professionals: Women and The Royal Navy Exhibition at HM Naval Base in the city. Back in London she'll attend the 25th anniversary conference of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

And another day for The Duke of Edinburgh, he's got a reception for young people who achieved gold in his award at St James's Palace and a dinner at Buckingham Palace for the Outward Bound Trust.

Thursday 9 March

The Earl of Wessex with his wife, The Countess of Wessex are holding a dinner at Buckingham Palace for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Prince William at SkillForce
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge smiles as he helps children with a leadership skills challenge as he launches the new Prince William Award with SkillForce CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images

The Princess Royal is at St James's Palace holding the annual awards for the Butler Trust, then she's got a dinner for the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights at Fishmongers' Hall.

Friday 10 March

Fresh from her fish dinner, The Princess Royal will attend the Grand Military Meeting at Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, she'll also be opening the Boats and Cargoes Exhibition at the London Canal Museum.

The Duke of Gloucester will attend the Royal Auxiliary Air Force Honorary Air Commodore's Annual Briefing and Luncheon at Royal Air Force Northolt.

Saturday 11 March

Just Anne, The Princess Royal will be at Twickenham choosing between England and Scotland in their big match.