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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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  • 1 November 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Prince of Wales, Patron, Tusk Trust, this evening attended the Tusk Conservation Awards at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey.

    The Princess of Wales, Joint Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales, this afternoon received Ms. Amanda Berry (Chief Executive) at Windsor Castle.

    Her Royal Highness later held a Meeting with the Very Reverend Dr. David Hoyle (Dean of Westminster) via telephone.

    The Princess of Wales, Joint Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales, this evening held an Early Years Meeting.

  • 1 November 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    The Rt. Hon. Rishi Sunak MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The King this evening.

  • 31 October 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, this morning held a Meeting.

    His Royal Highness, Patron, Reading Repertory Theatre, this evening attended a Reception at Reading Rep Theatre, King's Road, Reading, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire (Mr. James Puxley).

  • 31 October 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall this afternoon received Mr. Alastair Martin (Secretary of the Duchy of Cornwall).

  • 29 October 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this morning arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from Uganda.

    Commander Anne Sullivan RN was in attendance.

  • 28 October 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Patron, Transaid, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this morning visited Safe Way Right Way Driver Training Centre, Plot 493, Block 198, Kigombya, Mukono District, Uganda.

    Her Royal Highness, Patron, Sense International, accompanied by Admiral Laurence, later visited the Sense International Uganda Head Office, Plot 27, Kimera Road, Ntinda, Kampala.

    The Princess Royal, Patron, Save the Children UK, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this afternoon attended a Luncheon at Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Ternan Avenue, Kampala.

    Her Royal Highness, accompanied by Admiral Laurence, later departed from Entebbe International Airport for the United Kingdom.

  • 27 October 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Patron, Save the Children UK, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, today carried out the following engagements in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Kikuube District, Uganda:

    Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited Save the Children Catch-up Clubs at the Maratatu Education Centre.

    The Princess Royal later visited a Child Friendly Space to hear about Save the Children's Child Protection Programmes.

    Her Royal Highness subsequently visited Save the Children Base Camp.

    The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this evening attended a Reception to mark Sixty Years of United Kingdom-Uganda partnership and afterwards attended a Dinner at the Residence of the British High Commissioner in Kampala.

  • 27 October 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    The King held a Council at 11.00 a.m..

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Penelope Mordaunt MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Rishi Sunak MP (Prime Minister), the Rt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP, the Rt. Hon. Sue-Ellen Braverman MP, the Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps MP, the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP, the Rt. Hon. Melvyn Stride MP, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Thérèse Coffey MP and the Rt. Hon. Mark Harper MP.

    Mr. David T. C. Davies MP and Ms. Gillian Keegan MP were sworn in as members of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    The Rt. Hon. Rishi Sunak MP was sworn First Lord of the Treasury.

    The following took the Oath of Office or made affirmation, kissed hands upon appointment and received the Seals of Office: the Rt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP (as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice), the Rt. Hon. Sue-Ellen Braverman MP (as Secretary of State for the Home Department), the Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps MP (as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP (as Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities), the Rt. Hon. Melvyn Stride MP (as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions), the Rt. Hon. Gillian Keegan MP (as Secretary of State for Education), the Rt. Hon. Dr. Thérèse Coffey MP (as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), the Rt. Hon. Mark Harper MP (as Secretary of State for Transport) and the Rt. Hon. David T. C. Davies MP (as Secretary of State for Wales).

    Mr. Richard Tilbrook was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.

    The Rt. Hon. Sir Clive Alderton (Principal Private Secretary to Their Majesties) and the Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Young (Joint Principal Private Secretary to His Majesty) were in attendance on The King.

    The Rt. Hon. Penelope Mordaunt MP had an audience of His Majesty before the Council.

    After the Council the Rt. Hon. Oliver Dowden MP had an audience of The King and took the Oath of Office, kissed hands on appointment and received the Seals of Office as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

    His Excellency Mr. Nehemia Sekhonyana Bereng was received in audience by The King today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Kingdom of Lesotho in London.

    Mrs. Bereng was also received by His Majesty.

    Her Excellency Ms. Susana Herrera was received in audience by The King and presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Chile to the Court of St. James's.

    Mr. Kassian Obkircher was also received by His Majesty.

    Sir Philip Barton (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs) was present.

    Senator John Kerry (United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate), Mr. Brian Moynihan (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America) and Ms. Anne Finucane (Former Vice Chairman, Bank of America and Chairman of the Board, Bank of America, Europe) were received by The King at Windsor Castle this evening.

  • 26 October 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester this morning arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from the United States of America.

    Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Todd was in attendance.

    The Duchess of Gloucester this morning attended the Senior Serving and Retired Officers' Briefing at the Army and Navy Club, 36-39 Pall Mall, London SW1.

  • 26 October 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Patron, Opportunity International UK, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, today carried out the following engagements in the Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Isingiro District, Uganda:

    Her Royal Highness this afternoon opened the Opportunity Bank Uganda Nakivale Branch.

    The Princess Royal later met members of the Wenzetu Women's Group at the Sangano Village Community Hall.

    Her Royal Highness subsequently visited the Unleashed Youth Empowerment Project, Sangano Village.

    The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, afterwards attended a Reception at the Residence of the British High Commissioner in Kampala.

    Her Royal Highness, Patron, Opportunity International UK, accompanied by Admiral Laurence, this evening attended a Reception and Dinner at Kampala Serena Hotel, Kintu Road, Kampala.