🏴 Happy #StGeorgesDay! The Duke of York is a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, of which St George is Patron Saint. The Order’s Home is St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where the annual Garter Day Service takes place. The insignia of the Order of The Garter includes a collar with a pendant of St George slaying the Dragon. 📷 Press Assocation / @royalcollectiontrust
Today @princesseugenie joined The Queen for the annual Royal Maundy Service, which took place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. At the Service, Her Majesty distributed Maundy money to 93 men and 93 women – one for each of The Queen's 93 years. The 93 recipients have been recommended by clergy and ministers of all denominations - in recognition of their service to the church and to the local community.
🇬🇧🇨🇳 The Duke of York receives a wonderful welcome from the Kindergarten students at Rong Qiao Sedbergh School in Fuzhou. The school is partnered with Sedbergh School in the UK, and provides provides bilingual education to students from kindergarten to grade 12 - when complete, the school will be able to accommodate up to 2700 students.
At Chunlun Tea Group in Fujian, The Duke of York is shown the traditional process of making Fuzhou Jasmine Tea, which was the first tea to be protected by geographical location. It takes 6 months to make the tea which has to be sifted 9 times!
The Duke of York, @HuddersfieldUni Chancellor, presents Fujian Normal University students with the ‘Duke of York Scholarship’. The scholarship will allow the students to spend time studying at Huddersfield University during their undergraduate degree.
To finish the visit in Shenzhen, The Duke of York visited DJI & was shown some of the latest drone technology, including one that can be controlled by using hand movements - take a look at our Instagram story to see more.
At @royoleofficial, who are based in Shenzhen, The Duke of York is shown world’s first commercial foldable smartphone, FlexPai. The Royole Corporation has developed a number next-generation human-machine interface technologies, including the world’s thinnest full-colour AMOLED flexible displays, the first curved car dashboard & the first smart writing pad.
The Duke of York joins the #pitchatpalace China 3.0 winners on stage at the Wuzhou Guest House in Shenzhen - take a look at our Instagram story to find out the results. Today’s event marked the 48th Pitch@Palace Global Event, which has now helped 814 Entrepreneurs, from 61 countries across the world, generate £900m+ economic activity.
At the 17th Conference on International Exchange of Professionals (CIEP), The Duke of York meets #pitchatpalace Alumni at the Pitch@Palace stand. The CIEP is China’s only conference geared towards international organisations and professionals & aims to promote global expertise to share development opportunities in China: “The more we can do to encourage the interaction and understanding people, the better our world will be. I am working tirelessly to make sure that the UK increases collaboration in many areas, in particular with China” - The Duke of York at the CIEP opening ceremony.
The Duke of York joins Mr Wang Zhigang, Minister for the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) for a meeting with leaders from Shenzhen and Guandong Province, including the Party Secretary of Shenzhen, Mr Wang Weizhong & representatives from the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA).
The Duke of York joins the 42 #pitchatpalace China 3.0 Boot Camp Entrepreneurs at Peking University HSBC Business School in Shenzhen, where HRH today hosted Pitch@Palace China 3.0 Boot Camp. The 42 Entrepreneurs Pitched their business in front of an influential Audience from Shenzhen tech ecosystem and a panel of judges, who selected 12 Entrepreneurs to Pitch for 3 minutes at Pitch@Palace China 3.0 on 14 April. The remaining 30 will Pitch for 30 seconds. The Duke will host Pitch@Palace China 3.0, which takes place at the Wuzhou Guest House in Shenzhen on 14 April. Follow the link in our bio for the latest news on The Duke’s visit to China.