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October 2014

The Duke of York this morning held a Technology Discussion at the Rosewood Beijing Hotel, Beijing, China.

The Duke of Gloucester this evening attended a performance of "the Mikado" by the Windsor and Eton Operatic Society at the Farrer Theatre, Eton College, Windsor, and was received by Mr. Jeffrey Branch (Deputy Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire).

The Princess Royal, President, Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, this morning attended the Twenty Sixth Commonwealth Agricultural Conference at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Her Royal Highness, President, The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conferences, this afternoon attended a Luncheon at the Queensland Club, 19 George Street, Brisbane. The Princess Royal this evening departed from Brisbane International Airport for Vanuatu and later arrived at Bauerfield International Airport and was received by the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Vanuatu (His Excellency Mr. Dominic Meiklejohn).

The Duke of York this morning arrived at Beijing Airport and was received by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (His Excellency Sir Sebastian Wood). His Royal Highness this afternoon attended the Tenth Year Celebration Ceremony and opened the new campus at Harrow International School Beijing. The Duke of York later called upon the Premier of the People's Republic of China (Mr. Li Keqiang) at Zhongnanhai.

The President of the Republic of Singapore and Mrs. Tony Tan Keng Yam this morning visited the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, and were received by the Director (Mr. Richard Deverell). The President and Mrs. Tan visited The Princess of Wales Conservatory, viewing a display of the work of the Carbon Trust and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore, and the Orchid Room, before visiting the Palm House and the Marianne North Gallery. The President of the Republic of Singapore this afternoon visited Lloyd's of London, One Lime Street, London EC3, and was received by the Chairman (Mr. John Nelson). The President toured the Trading Floor and was subsequently entertained to Luncheon by the Chairman. The President of the Republic of Singapore later visited Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7, and was received by the President of the College (Professor Alice Gast) and Professor James Stirling (Provost). The President viewed displays of current scientific research projects before meeting some of the Singaporean students studying at the College and subsequently visiting the Carbon Capture Pilot Plant. Mrs. Tony Tan Keng Yam this afternoon visited the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7. The President of the Republic of Singapore and Mrs. Tony Tan Keng Yam then concluded the State Visit to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, this morning opened the Information Age gallery at the Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of London (Sir David Brewer), the Interim Chairman of the Science Museum Group Board of Trustees (Dr. Gillian Samuels), Mr. Ian Blatchford (Director, Science Museum Group) and the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Councillor Maighread Condon-Simmonds). The Queen, escorted by the Director, and The Duke of Edinburgh, escorted by the Interim Chairman, toured the gallery, meeting members of staff and Museum supporters, and Her Majesty posted a "tweet" to mark the opening. By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) received Her Excellency Mrs. Maria Mascarenhas at St. James's Palace this morning in order to bid farewell to Her Excellency upon relinquishing her appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Cabo Verde to the Court of St. James's.

Princess Alexandra, Patron, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, this afternoon received Mr. Luke Rittner (Chairman) and Mrs. Joanne Read (Principal) at Buckingham Palace. Her Royal Highness, Royal Patron, Children and Families Across Borders, received Mr. Douglas Lewis upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman and Mrs. Kumari Blakey upon assuming the appointment. Ms. Laura Parker (Chief Executive) was present.

The Duke of Kent today visited Tyne and Wear and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant (Sir Nigel Sherlock). His Royal Highness this morning visited Pearson Engineering Limited, Wincomblee Road, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne. The Duke of Kent this afternoon visited Siemens, North Farm Road, Hebburn. His Royal Highness afterwards attended the Service of Rededication for the relocated Readhead Memorial to South Shields. The Duke of Kent later visited Nano-Porous Solutions Limited, Dukesway, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead.

The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary President, the Somme Association, this afternoon attended a Luncheon given by the Turkish Ambassador (His Excellency Abdurrahman Bilgiç) at the Residence in London.

The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children UK, this morning visited Save the Children's Brisbane Office, 28 Beesley Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Australian Corps of Signals, and Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Australia Corps of Transport, afterwards visited 7th Combat Signal Regiment at Gallipoli Barracks, Lloyd Street, Enoggera, Queensland. The Princess Royal, Patron, Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia, this afternoon visited Riding for the Disabled Burpengary Group, Cartmill Centre, 85 Kilkenny Drive, Burpengary, Queensland. Her Royal Highness, President, Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, later attended the Commonwealth Agricultural Conference at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane. The Princess Royal, President, Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, this evening attended a Dinner at Tattersall's Club, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane, to mark the closing of the Commonwealth Agricultural Conference.

The Countess of Wessex, Patron, the National Autistic Society, this afternoon held a Meeting. Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, received Colonel Rosemary Kennedy upon relinquishing her appointment as Colonel Commandant and Colonel Jane Davis upon assuming the appointment.

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