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  • 30 June 2022

    Palace Of Holyroodhouse

    The Queen was represented by The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay and The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this morning when Their Royal Highnesses and Admiral Laurence attended a Service in St. Giles' Cathedral for the Installation of Lady Elish Angiolini as a Lady of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle and Sir George Reid as a Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order.

    The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay and The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, were received at St. Giles' Cathedral by the Chancellor of the Thistle (the Earl of Airlie) and the Minister of St Giles' (the Reverend Calum MacLeod).

    A Guard of Honour was mounted in Parliament Square West by The Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers, with the Colours of the Royal Company, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Johnny Stewart, and accompanied by the Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

    The Queen gave a Lunch Party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for the Most Noble Order of the Thistle.

    The following were invited: the Earl and Countess of Airlie, the Lord and Lady Mackay of Clashfern, the Lord and Lady Wilson of Tillyorn, the Lord and Lady Steel of Aikwood, the Lord and Lady Robertson of Port Ellen, the Lord and Lady Cullen of Whitekirk, the Lord and Lady Hope of Craighead, the Lord and Lady Patel, the Lord Smith of Kelvin, the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, Sir Ian and Lady Wood, Lady Elish Angiolini and Mr. Domenico Angiolini, Sir George and Lady Reid, the Dean of the Thistle (the Very Reverend Professor David Fergusson), Mrs. Christopher Roads (Secretary of the Thistle), Dr. Joseph Morrow (Lord Lyon King of Arms) and Rear Admiral Christopher Layman (Gentleman Usher of the Green Rod).

    The Queen, accompanied by The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, this afternoon received The Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers, in the garden who presented the Reddendo to Her Majesty which The Queen was graciously pleased to accept.

    Her Majesty later left the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

  • 29 June 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers, this morning received Mrs. Jennifer Bryant-Pearson upon relinquishing her appointment as Master and Mrs. Sarah Leijten upon assuming the appointment.

    Colonel Robert Murfin (Clerk) was present.

  • 29 June 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, President, the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, this morning attended the Annual General Meeting during a visit to the One Hundred and Seventy Fifth Royal Norfolk Show, Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk (the Lady Dannatt).

    Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Royal Celtic Society, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this evening attended a Reception at the Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, and was received by Mr. James Thomson (Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh).

  • 29 June 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl of Wessex and Forfar, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, this morning attended a Meeting via video link.

    The Countess of Wessex and Forfar this morning visited Riccarton Hub, Capability Scotland, Mercury House, Edinburgh, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Robert Aldridge, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost).

  • 29 June 2022

    Clarence House

    The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay this afternoon unveiled a memorial to pandemic workers at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Robert Aldridge, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost).

    The Duchess of Cornwall this morning received Captain Richard Hewitt upon assuming his appointment as Commanding Officer HMS PRINCE OF WALES.

  • 29 June 2022

    Palace Of Holyroodhouse

    Mrs. Alison Johnstone MSP (Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament) was received by The Queen today.

    The Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP (First Minister of the Scottish Government) was received by Her Majesty.

    The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, on behalf of The Queen, gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

    The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar and The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence were present.

    The Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers and the High Constables of the Palace of Holyroodhouse were on duty.

    The Royal Marine Band Scotland, the Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Pipers' Society played selections of music during the afternoon.

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Lars Thuesen at 55 Sloane Street, London SW1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Kingdom of Denmark to the Court of St. James's.

  • 28 June 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, this afternoon opened the Commonwealth and Gurkha Garden at St. George's Garrison Church, Woolwich, London SE18.

    The Duchess of Gloucester, President, Royal School of Needlework, this morning viewed the '150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework: Crown to Catwalk' Exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1.

  • 28 June 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Visitor, this morning visited Strathcarron Hospice, Randolph Hill, Denny, Stirlingshire, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk (Mr. Alan Simpson).

    Her Royal Highness, Royal Patron, MND Scotland, this evening attended a Fortieth Anniversary Reception at City Chambers, 253 High Street, Edinburgh, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Robert Aldridge, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost).

  • 28 June 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar today undertook engagements in Moray.

    Their Royal Highnesses this morning presented The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service to Gordonstoun Fire Service and Moray Badges to schoolchildren at Gordonstoun School, Duffus, Elgin, and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Moray (Major General the Hon. Seymour Monro).

    The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar this afternoon visited The Queen's Green Canopy project at Cooper Park, Elgin.

    Their Royal Highnesses later visited Moray Food Plus, 203 High Street, Elgin and were received by Mrs. Nancy Robson (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Moray).

    The Earl of Wessex and Forfar, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, and The Countess of Wessex and Forfar subsequently visited The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Anniversary Stones and Garden, Fochabers.

  • 28 June 2022

    Palace Of Holyroodhouse

    The Queen this morning attended an Armed Forces Act of Loyalty Parade in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee.

    A Tri-Service Guard of Honour under the command of Major Robert Weir, Balaklava Company, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, with the Band of the Royal Marines Scotland, the Pipes and Drums of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, and Cadets from the three Services were on Parade.

    The Queen was received with a Royal Salute.

    Brigadier Andrew Muddiman RM (Naval Regional Commander Scotland and Northern Ireland), Major General William Wright (General Officer Scotland) and Air Vice-Marshal Ross Paterson (Air Officer Scotland) were presented to Her Majesty by Lord Lyon King of Arms (Dr. Joseph Morrow).

    Subsequently, the Governor of Edinburgh Castle (Major General Alastair Bruce of Crionaich), assisted by three Service Cadets, surrendered to The Queen the Keys of the Castle which Her Majesty returned to him.

    Mr. John Wallace was received by The Queen today when Her Majesty presented him with The Queen's Medal for Music.

    Ms. Judith Weir (Master of The Queen's Music) was present.

    Sir George Reid was received by The Queen this afternoon when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.

    The Princess Royal, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at the Palace of Holyroodhouse this afternoon.