As ever, a busy week for the royals. Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, is at events every day and the Duke of Kent's work continues into the weekend. Highlights include Prince Philip handing out the Country Cricket Championship Awards on Thursday; Anne at the Newbury races on Friday; and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visiting Swindon on Thursday for the town's 175th anniversary as a railway town.

Here's the royal diary for the week ahead. As ever, check back to IBTimes UK for updates:

Monday 17 October

Starting off this week's diary is our Anne, Princess Royal, as she opens the Second Maritime Career Seminar of the Corporation of Trinity House, London, a seafarers' charity, of which she is master.

The only other active royal for the first day of this week is the Duke of Kent, who is in Manchester visiting Independent Power Engineering Consultants Limited to hand out the Queen's Award for Enterprise; then he's visiting the Booth Centre, a centre that helps the homeless, and the Aidis Trust in Stockport, of which he is patron.

Tuesday 18 October

Princess Anne, Princess Royal, is in Herefordshire for the 50th anniversary of the 264 (SAS) Signal Squadron in Hereford; a visit to ABT Products Limited, a cab, chassis and rollbar manufacturer in Ross-on-Wye; and a visit to the new premises of James' Gourmet Coffee Company in the same town.

Prince Harry at WellChild
Prince Harry speaks to attendees at the WellChild awards Getty

Wednesday 19 October

Continuing her busy week, the Princess Royal, is attending a 30th anniversary reception for Cadet of the Year as Commander-in-Chief of the St John's Ambulance youth. Still in London, she'll open the new Metropolitan Police Service Royalty and Specialist Protection Offices. Also, as president of the National Equine Council, she will attend an organising committee meeting. As well as all that, she'll host the 190th anniversary dinner of the Royal National Children's Foundation, as patron.

At Buckingham Palace, the Duke of Kent, will hold a reception for King Edward VII's Hospital.

Another Buckingham Palace event, the Duke of Edinburgh, is receiving a delegation of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (The Duke of Edinburgh's Own) of which he is Colonel-in-Chief; he'll also be attending a dinner at Drapers' Hall as Senior Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Thursday 20 October

Patron of the St George's Society of New York, the Duke of Gloucester, will be attending a reception in London, while his cousin, the Duke of Kent, is visiting a new gallery at the Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon.

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is in Swindon for the 175th anniversary celebrations of Swindon becoming a railway town. She'll visit the civic offices and name the Sir Daniel Gooch Place at Swindon Railway Station.

Sporting stuff now, the Duke of Edinburgh, will present the Country Cricket Championship Medals at Buckingham Palace.

Anne's back. The Princess Royal is attending a dinner at the Special Forces Club in London as patron of The Not Forgotten Association. Before that, she's in Liverpool to open the 175th International Cotton Association Annual Conference at the Titanic Hotel and she's christening the "Atlantic Star" Container Ship.

Friday 21 October

Camilla meets peanut, the pug
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, meets Peanut at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Getty

The Princess Royal ends another full week with two patronage events: she'll be at a Transport and Health Annual Presentation in London as patron of Transaid and Newbury Race Day as patron of the Spinal Injuries Association.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is visiting Sellafield, the nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear decommissioning site, in Cumbria.

As patron of Beanstalk, the Duchess of Cornwall is attending the Wells Festival of Literature in Wells, Somerset.

Saturday 22 October

Working on a weekend, the Duke of Kent rounds us off by attending the University of Surrey's Fiftieth Anniversary Thanksgiving Service in Guildford. The Duke is chancellor of the University.