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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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  • 17 February 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, the Arts Society (the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies), this afternoon received Dr. Florian Schweizer (Chief Executive).

  • 17 February 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal this afternoon received Major General Nicholas Perry (Assistant Chief of the General Staff).

    Her Royal Highness, Past Master, the Worshipful Company of Butchers, this evening attended the Annual City Food Lecture at Guildhall, London EC2.

  • 17 February 2022

    Clarence House

    The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal, on behalf of The Queen, this morning presented The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education at St. James's Palace.

    His Royal Highness this evening held a Meeting for the Sustainable Markets Initiative via video link.

  • 17 February 2022

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Jukka Siukosaari was received in audience by The Queen today via video link and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Finland to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Siukosaari was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Manar Dabbas was received in audience by The Queen via video link and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Muna Abuhassan was also received by Her Majesty.

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

  • 16 February 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent today visited the University of Surrey, Stag Hill, Guildford, to commemorate His Royal Highness's Forty Fifth Year as Chancellor and was received by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Surrey (Mr. Michael More-Molyneux) and this afternoon launched "the Future Says Surrey" Campaign.

  • 16 February 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, President, the Mission to Seafarers Limited, this afternoon visited a Merchant Ship and attended a Reception at Associated British Ports, Ocean Gate, Atlantic Way, Eastern Docks, Southampton, Hampshire.

    Her Royal Highness afterwards visited Associated British Ports, Southampton.

    The Princess Royal, Master, the Corporation of Trinity House, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this evening attended a Younger Brethrens' Dinner at Trinity House, Tower Hill, London EC3.

  • 16 February 2022

    Clarence House

    The Prince of Wales, Patron, the International Rescue Committee - UK, this afternoon received the Rt. Hon. David Miliband (President).

    His Royal Highness, Patron, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, received Mr. James Williams (Managing Director).

  • 16 February 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen received the Bishop of Portsmouth (the Right Reverend Dr. Jonathan Frost) today via video link who did homage upon his appointment.

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

    Rear Admiral James Macleod was received by The Queen this afternoon upon relinquishing his appointment as Defence Services Secretary when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

    Major General Eldon Millar was received by The Queen upon assuming his appointment as Defence Services Secretary.

    Her Majesty held a Council via video link at 2.30 p.m..

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Mark Spencer MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Christopher Malthouse MP (Minister of State for Crime, Policing and Probation), the Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps MP (Secretary of State for Transport) and the Rt. Hon. Rishi Sunak MP (Chancellor of the Exchequer).

    The Rt. Hon. Sir William Davis, Mr. Christopher Heaton-Harris MP, the Lord Parker of Minsmere, the Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Snowden and the Rt. Hon. Dame Philippa Whipple were sworn in as members of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    The Queen declared in Council the Rt. Hon. Mark Spencer MP Lord President of the Council, who took the Oath of Office and kissed hands upon his appointment.

    Mrs. Ceri King was in attendance as Deputy Clerk of the Council.

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

  • 15 February 2022

    Appendix To Court Circular

    The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Reverend Matthew Porter to be a Chaplain to Her Majesty in succession to the Reverend Canon Dr. Nicholas Thistlethwaite.

  • 15 February 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent, Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England, this morning received Mr. Peter Lowndes (Pro Grand Master).