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October 2014

The Duchess of Cornwall this morning visited Saint Ronan's School, Water Lane, Hawkhurst, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Kent (the Viscount De L'Isle). Her Royal Highness, President, United Kingdom Vineyards Association, this afternoon visited Chapel Down Winery, Tenterden Vineyard, Small Hythe Road, Tenterden, and was received by Lieutenant Colonel Richard Dixon (Deputy Lieutenant of Kent).

His Excellency Mr. Victor Emmanuel Smith was received in audience by The Queen today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Republic of Ghana in London. Mrs. Smith was also received by Her Majesty. His Excellency Mr. Meas Kim Heng was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Kingdom of Cambodia to the Court of St. James's. Mrs. Huot Meardey was also received by Her Majesty. Mrs. Deborah Bronnert (Chief Operating Officer, Foreign and Commonwealth Office) was present. Mr. Philip Barton was received in audience by The Queen this afternoon upon his appointment as British High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Mrs. Barton was also received by Her Majesty. The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen this evening. The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, today attended Receptions at St. James's Palace for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. His Royal Highness, Patron, Thrombosis Research Institute, this afternoon held a Founders' Lunch at Buckingham Palace.

The Princess Royal, Chancellor, University of London, this afternoon opened the renovated Institute of Historical Research Headquarters at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1. Her Royal Highness, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, afterwards opened the new Stable Block at Vauxhall City Farm Riding Therapy Centre, 165 Tyers Street, London SE11. The Princess Royal, Patron, the Development Trust, later received Mr. Christopher Sporborg upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman.

The Earl of Wessex, Patron, National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, this afternoon attended a performance of "Macbeth" at the Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2.

The Duke of York this morning visited Streatham and Clapham High School, 42 Abbotswood Road, London SW16. His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Printing Charity Event for Apprentices at Hackney Community College, 40 Hoxton Street, London N1, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir David Brewer). The Duke of York later visited Roli, 2 Glebe Road, London E8. His Royal Highness, Patron, the SS Great Britain Trust, this evening held a Reception at St. James's Palace.

The Duchess of Cornwall this evening attended the Man Booker Prize for Fiction Award Ceremony and Dinner at Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2.

The Baroness Anelay of St. Johns was received by The Queen today and delivered up her Badge of Office upon relinquishing her appointment as Captain of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms. The Lord Taylor of Holbeach was received by The Queen upon his appointment as Captain of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms and received from The Queen his Stick of Office. Major John Rodwell was received by The Queen upon his appointment as Standard Bearer of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms and received from The Queen his Stick of Office. Major Edward Crofton was received by The Queen and delivered up his Stick of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Harbinger of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms. Brigadier Roger Dillon was received by The Queen upon his appointment as Harbinger of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms and received from The Queen his Stick of Office. The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon was received by The Queen and took leave upon relinquishing his appointment as a Lord in Waiting to Her Majesty. The Lord Ashton of Hyde was received by The Queen upon assuming his appointment as a Lord in Waiting to Her Majesty. Dame Marguerite Pindling was received in audience by The Queen upon her appointment as Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas when Her Majesty invested her with the Insignia of a Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George. The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel-in-Chief, The Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish), this morning received Lieutenant Colonel James Howard upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Porter upon assuming the appointment. The Princess Royal, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

Princess Alexandra, President, Partners for Change Ethiopia, this evening attended a Reception at the House of Commons, London SW1.

The Princess Royal, President, Scotch Beef Club, this afternoon attended a butchery workshop at Cromlix House, Kinbuck, near Dunblane, Perthshire, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk (Mrs. Marjory McLachlan). Her Royal Highness, President, Save the Children United Kingdom, later visited Ayrshire Art Show at the Maclaurin Galleries, Rozelle Park, Monument Road, Ayr, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran (Mr. John Duncan).

The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, today held Receptions at St. James's Palace for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Award. His Royal Highness, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, this afternoon held a World Fellowship Welcome Luncheon at Buckingham Palace. The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, this evening held a Dinner at Buckingham Palace.

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