The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince's Trust, this afternoon held a Meeting. His Royal Highness this afternoon departed Heathrow Airport, London, for Saudi Arabia, and was received upon arrival this evening at Riyadh Military Air Base by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (His Excellency Sir Tom Phillips). The Prince of Wales this evening presented condolences to the Saudi Royal Family following the death of The Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Clive Alderton is in attendance. The Duchess of Cornwall, President, the Ebony Horse Club, this morning opened the Ebony Horse Club community Riding Centre, 51 Millbrook Road, Brixton, London SW9, and was received by Mr. Simon Duckworth (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London). Her Royal Highness afterwards opened the newly renovated Bessborough Centre, 1 Bessborough Place, Pimlico, Westminster, London SW1. The Duchess of Cornwall, President, the Lady Joseph Trust, this evening attended a Reception at the Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London W1, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir David Brewer). The Duchess of Cambridge, on behalf of The Prince of Wales, this evening held a Dinner at Clarence House for In Kind Direct, of which His Royal Highness is Founder.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh today visited Melbourne and were received by the Governor of Victoria (the Hon. Alex Chernov) and the Premier of Victoria (the Hon. Ted Baillieu MLA). Her Majesty and His Royal Highness this morning visited the Royal Children's Hospital, 50 Flemington Road, Parkville, and were received by the Chairman (Mr. Tony Beddison) and Professor Christine Kilpatrick (Chief Executive Officer). The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh toured the facilities including Emergency Department, Cardiac In-patient Ward, Intra-operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging suite and the meerkat enclosure. Her Majesty unveiled a plaque to open the Royal Children's Hospital. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon visited the Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria Australia, Federation Square, and were received by the Chairman of National Gallery of Victoria Council of Trustees (Mr. Allan Myers) and Lady Potter. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness toured the indigenous art galleries and met artists and students. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh afterwards walked through Federation Square and boarded a tram and proceeded towards Government House. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness later attended a Reception given by the Governor of Victoria at Government House. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were subsequently entertained to Luncheon by the Governor at Government House. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness later arrived at Perth International Airport and were received by the Governor of Western Australia (Mr. Malcolm McCusker) and the Premier of Western Australia (the Hon. Colin Barnett MLA). The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit UNICEF’s emergency supply centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 2nd November to view the effort to distribute emergency food and medical supplies to East Africa, where severe food shortages are affecting more than 13 million people. The Duke and Duchess will be accompanied on the visit to the UNICEF centre by The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark. Their Royal Highnesses together will seek to maintain global attention on the crisis in East Africa, an area well known to The Duke and Duchess, where the situation is getting worse.
Princess Alexandra, Honorary Patron, American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust, this evening attended a Gala Dinner at the Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street, New York, United States of America.
The Duke of Kent this morning visited the Shuttleworth Collection, Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Aerodrome, near Biggleswade, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire (Sir Samuel Whitbread). His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Stotfold Mill, Mill Lane, Stotfold, Hitchin.
The Duke of Gloucester this afternoon received the Reverend Canon Christopher Rodgers (Minister, the Mackenzie Cooperating Parish) and Mrs. Rodgers. The Duchess of Gloucester this afternoon attended a Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Residence of the Turkish Ambassador in London.
The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, today carried out the following engagements in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Her Royal Highness this morning visited the International Military Advisory and Training Team Headquarters, Hill Station. The Princess Royal later visited Bunce Island. Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited Milton Margai School for the Blind. The Princess Royal later visited Restless Development at the British Council, Tower Hill. Her Royal Highness, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this evening attended a Reception held by the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Sierra Leone (His Excellency Mr. Ian Hughes) at the British High Commission. The Princess Royal later attended a Dinner held by the British High Commissioner at the Residence.
The Duke of York today carried out the following engagements in China. His Royal Highness this morning opened the Abacus Lighting factory, Shanghai. The Duke of York today attended a Luncheon with United Kingdom business leaders at Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel. His Royal Highness this afternoon opened the British International School Shanghai Puxi Campus. The Duke of York this evening attended a Meeting with Hainan Airlines and Rolls Royce at the Canton Club and was received by Her Majesty's Consul-General for Guangzhou (Mr. Alastair Morgan). His Royal Highness afterwards attended a Dinner for Chinese and United Kingdom Businesses at the Canton Club.
The Prince of Wales this morning visited the Weavers' Triangle, Burnley, and was received by Mr. Rodney Swarbrick (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire). His Royal Highness this afternoon held a Meeting to discuss the future of the Weavers' Triangle. The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince's Regeneration Trust, later visited Middleport Pottery, Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire (Sir James Hawley). His Royal Highness this evening received representatives from Burslem Community and The Prince's charities. The Duchess of Cornwall, President, CleanUpUK, this morning received Mr. Peter Hall (Patron) and Mr. George Monck (Chief Executive). Her Royal Highness, Patron, Unicorn Theatre for Children, today received Mr. Anthony Graham upon relinquishing his appointment as Artistic Director and Miss Purni Morell upon assuming the appointment. Her Royal Highness this evening attended a Dinner for Red Squirrel Survival Trust, 58 Jermyn Street, London SW1.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning visited Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell, Australian Capital Territory, and were received by Senator the Hon. David Feeney (Parliamentary Secretary for Defence) and the Chairman of Australian War Memorial (General Peter Cosgrove). The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh walked to the Hall of Memory and Her Majesty laid a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh proceeded to Commemorative Courtyard and subsequently to Orientation Gallery and met current and former members of the Australian Defence Forces. By command of The Queen, Mr. Charles Gray (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Yuri Thamrin at 38 Grosvenor Square, London W1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from Indonesia to the Court of St. James's.