Royal Tour of Canada
Prince George and Kate Middleton play with bubbles Chris Wattie/ Reuters

Over 3,000 organisations and charities have a member of the royal family as a patron – as such, their diaries are awfully busy with patronage duties. Along with these, memberships of clubs and general openings are giving the Windsors a busy October week.

Highlights include Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge off visiting the Dutch king; the Duke of Edinburgh meeting kids who've achieved Gold Standard in the his eponymous award, and the Earl of Wessex enjoying the sites on the Isle of Wight.

Here's the royal diary for the week starting 10 October, remember to check back here for any updates: