September 2013

The Prince of Wales, President, the British Red Cross Society, this afternoon presented Sir Nicholas Young with The Queen's Badge of Honour in recognition of exceptional service to the British Red Cross Society at Clarence House. The Prince of Wales, Patron, the Bentley Priory Battle of Britain Trust, and The Duchess of Cornwall later opened the new Museum at Bentley Priory, Stanmore, Middlesex, and were received by Mr. John Purnell (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London). The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, President, the Great Steward of Scotland's Dumfries House Trust, and The Duchess of Rothesay this evening held a Dinner at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire.

By command of The Queen, Mr. Charles Gray (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) received Her Excellency Mrs. Ana Albán Mora at St. James's Palace this afternoon upon relinquishing her appointment as Ambassador from Ecuador to the Court of St. James's.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge is to leave operational service in the Armed Forces.

He completes his Tour with the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force at RAF Valley, Anglesey, after more than seven-and-a-half years of full-time military service.

He will continue to support the work of The Queen and the Royal Family through a programme of official engagements, both at home and overseas, with The Duchess of Cambridge.

The Duke of Cambridge is currently involved in a number of initiatives to expand his work in the field of conservation, particularly in respect of protecting endangered species and habitats.

Through his Foundation, His Royal Highness has brought together an unprecedented collaboration between seven of the world’s most influential conservation organisations and the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The Princess Royal this morning arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from Argentina.

The Countess of Wessex, Colonel-in-Chief, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, this afternoon received Colonel Peter Childerley upon relinquishing his appointment as Director of Army Nursing and Colonel David Bates upon assuming the appointment.

The Duke of Cambridge, Patron, Skillforce, and Prince Henry of Wales, Patron, WellChild, this morning attended BGC Trading Day in aid of Their Royal Highnesses' charities at One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14. Prince Henry of Wales, Patron, WellChild, this evening attended an Awards Ceremony at the Dorchester, Park Lane, London W1, and was received by Dr. Paul Knapman (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon held a Garden Party at Clarence House to mark the Twenty First Anniversary of Duchy Originals. The Prince of Wales later received Admiral Sir George Zambellas upon assuming the appointment of Chief of the Naval Staff. His Royal Highness, Founder, Mosaic, received His Excellency Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani. The Prince of Wales received Dr. Simon Thurley (Chief Executive, English Heritage). His Royal Highness, Founder, Mosaic, this evening held a Reception for the Mosaic International Leadership Programme.

By command of The Queen, Mr. Charles Gray (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon Her Excellency Ms. Anne Hedensted Steffensen at 2 Hans Street, London SW1, this afternoon in order to bid farewell to Her Excellency upon relinquishing her appointment as Ambassador from Denmark to the Court of St. James's.

The Duke of York this evening attended a Reception for the Mosaic International Leadership Programme at Clarence House. His Royal Highness later gave a Dinner for Rear Admiral Umio Otsuka (Director General for Command, Control and Intelligence, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force) at Buckingham Palace.

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