Court Circular

The Court Circular is the official record of past royal engagements . Search Court Circulars detailing engagements undertaken by all members of the Royal Family going back to 1997 in this section of the Media Centre.

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  • 19 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen received the Bishop of Salisbury (the Right Reverend Stephen Lake) today via video link who did homage upon his appointment.

    The Rt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice) administered the Oath.

    The Bishop of Carlisle (Clerk of the Closet) was in attendance.

  • 18 May 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent, President, this afternoon attended a Reception at the Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London W1.

  • 18 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Army Medical Corps, this morning received Major General Alan Hawley (Representative Colonel Commandant) and Brigadier Philip Carter (Colonel).

    His Royal Highness, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, this evening held a Dinner at Windsor Castle.

  • 18 May 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Patron, Transaid, this morning attended the Microlise Transport Conference at Coventry Building Society Arena, Judds Lane, Coventry, and was received by Mrs. Louise Bennett (Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands).

    Her Royal Highness, Royal Patron, MND Scotland, this afternoon received Ms. Rachel Maitland at Windsor Castle upon assuming her appointment of Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Adrian Murphy upon assuming his appointment of Chairman.

    The Princess Royal, Patron, Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, received Mr. Robert Swannell upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman and Mr. Nick Owen upon assuming the appointment.

    Her Royal Highness, President, the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, received Captain Nigel Williams upon relinquishing his appointment as Secretary and Mr. John Lavery upon assuming the appointment.

    The Princess Royal, Commandant-in-Chief (Youth), St. John Ambulance, this evening held a Dinner at Windsor Castle.

  • 18 May 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl of Wessex, Royal Colonel, 1st Battalion London Guards, this afternoon received Lieutenant Colonel Steven Lowe upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer and Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Sykes upon assuming the appointment.

    The Countess of Wessex, Chairman, Women in Business Committee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, this morning attended a Committee Meeting at Chime Communications Limited, Greencoat House, Francis Street, London SW1.

    Her Royal Highness, Grand President, St. John Ambulance in the Priory of England and the Islands, this evening held a Dinner at Windsor Castle.

  • 18 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Cambridge, Commodore-in-Chief, Submarines, today unveiled a new Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire (Mr. Ian Dudson).

  • 18 May 2022

    Clarence House

    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today undertook engagements in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

    His Royal Highness, accompanied by Her Royal Highness, was this morning awarded the Order of Military Merit by the Governor-General of Canada (the Rt. Hon. Mary Simon) at Rideau Hall.

    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall afterwards visited the National War Memorial and attended a Wreath Laying Ceremony.

    Their Royal Highnesses subsequently visited the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral.

    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon visited ByWard Market.

    Their Royal Highnesses later visited Assumption School and were received by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell).

    The Prince of Wales, Honorary Commissioner, and The Duchess of Cornwall afterwards visited the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables and viewed the Musical Ride.

    The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince's Trust Canada, subsequently attended a Reception at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

    His Royal Highness later received the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau MP (Prime Minister of Canada) at Rideau Hall.

    The Prince of Wales afterwards attended a Sustainable Finance Meeting at the John G. Diefenbaker Building.

    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this evening attended a Meeting with the Governor-General of Canada and Mr. Whit Fraser at Rideau Hall.

    Their Royal Highnesses afterwards attended a Platinum Jubilee Reception given by the Governor-General of Canada at Rideau Hall.

  • 18 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

    Admiral Sir Benjamin Key was received by The Queen today upon his appointment as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff.

    The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of Her Majesty this evening.

    The Earl of Wessex, on behalf of The Queen, and The Countess of Wessex gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

    The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy were present.

    Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms and The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard were on duty.

    The Bands of the Welsh Guards and the Royal Air Force Regiment played selections of music during the afternoon.

    The Queen was represented by the Hon. Dame Annabel Whitehead (Lady in Waiting) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Mr. Anthony Barton which was held at St. James's Garlickhythe, Garlick Hill, London EC4, this morning.

    The Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Baroness-in-Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Colombia and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

  • 17 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester today visited Mountbatten Grange Care Home, Helston Lane, Windsor, and was received by Mr. Graham Barker (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire).

    His Royal Highness afterwards officially opened Heathlands Care Home, Bracknell, and was received by Mr. Sean Taylor (Deputy Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire).

    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, HMS ARDENT Association, this afternoon received Admiral the Lord West of Spithead (President).

  • 17 May 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Patron, the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, this morning visited Citizens Advice Rural Cambs, Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (Mrs. Julie Spence).

    Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited Read Easy Peterborough at Peterborough Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough, and was received by Mr. Benjamyn Damazer (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire).

    The Princess Royal later unveiled the Fenland Black Oak Project, 'Table for the Nation', at Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire.