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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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  • 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).

  • 15 February 2022

    Windsor Castle

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

    Ms. Maarja Junti was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. José Pascual Marco Martínez was received in audience by The Queen via video link this afternoon and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Kingdom of Spain to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Géraldine Dufort was also received by Her Majesty.

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

    The Princess Royal, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning.

    Her Royal Highness, on behalf of Her Majesty, held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this afternoon.

  • 14 February 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, Canadian Forces Communications and Electronics Branch, this afternoon held a Meeting via video link with Brigadier-General Kevin O'Keefe upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel Commandant and Brigadier-General Josée Robidoux upon assuming the appointment.

  • 13 February 2022

    Appendix To Court Circular

    The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Reverend Canon Lynda Klimas to be a Chaplain to Her Majesty in succession to the Reverend Canon Jeremy Haselock.

  • 12 February 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Patron, Scottish Rugby Union, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this afternoon attended the Scotland versus Wales International Rugby Match at Principality Stadium, Westgate Street, Cardiff, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan (Mrs. Morfudd Meredith).

  • 11 February 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl of Wessex, Royal Honorary Colonel, this morning held a Meeting for The London Regiment.

  • 11 February 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Cambridge, President, United for Wildlife, this morning witnessed the signing of the Buckingham Palace Declaration by Mr. Paul Griffiths (Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports) at Dubai International Airport.

    His Royal Highness this afternoon arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from the United Arab Emirates.

    Ms. Genevieve McCarthy and Ms. Edwina Iddles were in attendance.

  • 10 February 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Royal Honorary Colonel, Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia), this morning received Lieutenant Colonel Alan Robinson (Commanding Officer).