September 2013

The Duke of Kent this morning visited Benoy Limited, Handley House, Northgate, Newark, and was received by Colonel Timothy Richmond (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire). His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Timico Technology Group, Brunel Business Park, Jessop Close, Newark. The Duke of Kent later visited Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Attenborough Nature Reserve, Barton Lane, Attenborough, Nottingham.

The Earl of Wessex this morning opened University Technical College, New Market Street, Wigan, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester (Mr. Warren Smith). His Royal Highness afterwards visited Wigan Youth Zone, Parsons Walk, Wigan. The Earl of Wessex this afternoon opened St. Catherine's Health Centre, Church Road, Birkenhead, Cheshire, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside (Dame Lorna Muirhead). His Royal Highness later re-opened Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool. The Countess of Wessex this morning held a Meeting with His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Jabr Al Thani (Minister's Assistant For International Cooperation Affairs) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Doha, Qatar. Her Royal Highness, Patron, Vision 2020: the Right to Sight, and Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, today hosted a series of visits by Qatari dignitaries on the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital at Doha International Airport and was received by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the State of Qatar (His Excellency Mr. Nicholas Hopton). The Countess of Wessex this evening attended a Dinner given by Her Majesty's Ambassador at the Residence in Doha.

The Duke of York this morning arrived at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, and was received by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (His Excellency Dr. Anthony Stokes). His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Meeting at the Institute for Defence and International Relations at the Ministry of Defence Palace, Hanoi. The Duke of York this evening attended a Reception to mark the Fortieth Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the United Kingdom and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at the Residence in Hanoi. His Royal Highness later attended a Business Dinner at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, Hanoi.

The Duchess of Rothesay, President, Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres, and The Queen of Norway this afternoon opened Maggie's Aberdeen at the Elizabeth Montgomerie Building, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Aberdeen (Councillor George Adam, the Lord Provost).

The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) and Mrs. Cameron have left the Castle.

The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Vision 2020: the Right to Sight, and Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, this morning departed Kolkata International Airport, West Bengal, India, for Qatar on the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital and was received later upon arrival at Doha International Airport by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the State of Qatar (His Excellency Mr. Nicholas Hopton). Her Royal Highness later held a Meeting with the Prime Minister of the State of Qatar (His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla Bin Nasser Khalifa Al Thani) at the Doha Palace. The Countess of Wessex this afternoon visited the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha. Her Royal Highness, Patron, Vision 2020: the Right to Sight, and Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, this evening attended a Dinner in support of Orbis at Katara, Doha.this morning held a Meeting with the Prime Minister of the State of Qatar (His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla Bin Nasser Khalifa Al Thani) at the Doha Palace in Qatar.

Divine Service was held in Crathie Parish Church this morning. The Reverend Jennifer Macrae preached the Sermon. The Rt. Hon. John Key MP (Prime Minister of New Zealand) and Mrs. Key have left the Castle. The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) and Mrs. Cameron have arrived at the Castle. The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP had an audience of The Queen this evening.

Princess Alexandra, Patron, the Pennington Mellor Munthe Charity Trust, this afternoon opened the restored Georgian stables at Hellens, Much Marcle, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire (the Countess of Darnley). Her Royal Highness this evening attended a Concert in the Great Barn, Hellens.

The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Vision 2020: the Right to Sight, and Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, today attended the Ophthalmic Training Symposium in support of Orbis at Swabhumi Heritage Plaza, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

The Rt. Hon. John Key MP (Prime Minister of New Zealand) was received in audience by The Queen today.

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