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  • 21 October 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, this morning visited the Habitat for Humanity Great Britain service projects at 8213 Laura Koppe Road and 6161 South Loop East, Houston, Texas, United States of America.

    His Royal Highness later attended a Business Luncheon at the Residence of His Majesty's Consul-General for Houston.

    The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, this afternoon attended a Reception at the Julia Ideson Building, 550 McKinney Street, Houston.

    His Royal Highness, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, this evening attended a Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel, 1300 Lamar Street, Houston.

  • 21 October 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Patron, Maritime UK, this morning launched the National Centre for Coastal Autonomy at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, Plymouth, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Devon (Mr. David Fursdon).

    Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited Goonhilly Earth Station, Goonhilly Downs, Helston, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall (Colonel Edward Bolitho).

    The Princess Royal later visited Spaceport Cornwall's integration facility at Cornwall Airport Newquay, St. Mawgan, Newquay.

  • 20 October 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester this morning departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for the United States of America and was received this afternoon upon arrival at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas, by Mr. Richard Hyde (His Majesty's Consul-General for Houston).

    His Royal Highness, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, this evening attended a Dinner in Houston.

    Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Todd is in attendance.

    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Enham Trust, this afternoon received Mr. Michael Biles (Chairman) and Mr. Simon Williams (Chief Executive).

  • 20 October 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal this morning visited Kays Curling, 9 Barskimming Road, Mauchline, Ayrshire, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran (Sheriff Iona McDonald).

    Her Royal Highness, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, this afternoon visited the Ashmount, Ruddington and Wenlo Groups at Meadow School of Riding, Bowley's Barn Farm, Stanford Lane, Normanton on Soar, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire (Sir John Peace).

    The Princess Royal, Honorary Member, the Seven Seas Club, this evening attended the Centenary and Trafalgar Night Dinner at the National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1, and was received by Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

  • 20 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. Grant Shapps MP, the Rt. Hon. Thomas Tugendhat MP (Minister of State for Security), the Rt. Hon. Sir Clive Alderton and the Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Young (Private Secretaries to The King).

    The Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps MP received the Seals of Office as Secretary of State for the Home Department, took the Oath of Office and kissed hands on appointment.

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

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

    His Excellency Mr. Vadym Prystaiko was received in audience by The King today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from Ukraine to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Prystaiko was also received by His Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Moazzam Ahmad Khan was received in audience by The King and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in London.

    Mrs. Moazzam was also received by His Majesty.

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

    The President of the Togolese Republic visited The King this afternoon.

  • 19 October 2022

    St. James's Palace

    Princess Alexandra this afternoon visited the Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, Worcester, and was received by Brigadier Roger Brunt (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire).

  • 19 October 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Patron, Seagull Trust Cruises, this afternoon recommissioned the Canal Passenger Boat, MARION SEAGULL, at Southbank Marina, Kirkintilloch, and was received by Miss Linda Moffat (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire).

    Her Royal Highness, Patron, Sense Scotland, afterwards visited TouchBase East Dunbartonshire, 59 Springfield Road, Bishopbriggs, and was received by Mr. Ian Dickson (Deputy Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire).

    The Princess Royal, Patron, Columba 1400, this afternoon attended a Gathering at Blair Estate, Dalry, Ayrshire, was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran (Sheriff Iona McDonald) and this evening attended a Dinner.

  • 19 October 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    The King and The Queen Consort this afternoon attended a Reception for Lord-Lieutenants at St. James's Palace.

    Afterwards The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo visited The King at Buckingham Palace.

    Lieutenant Colonel Thomas White was received by The King upon relinquishing his appointment as Equerry to Her late Majesty when The King invested him with the Insignia of a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.

    The King held a Council at 4.30 p.m..

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Penelope Mordaunt MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Buckland MP (Secretary of State for Wales), the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, the Rt. Hon. Brandon Lewis MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice) and the Rt. Hon. Christopher Malthouse MP (Secretary of State for Education).

    The Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP received the Seals of Office as Chancellor of the Exchequer, took the Oath of Office and kissed hands on appointment.

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

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

    The Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The King at Buckingham Palace this evening.

    Ms. Ruth Bell (Deputy Lieutenant of Bedfordshire) was present at Luton Airport, London, this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the Togolese Republic and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The King.

  • 18 October 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent this evening attended a Concert at Freemasons' Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2, to commemorate His Royal Highness's Fifty Fifth Anniversary as Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England and was received by Colonel Simon Duckworth (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

  • 18 October 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal this evening attended the Worshipful Company of Clothiers of Worcester's Five Hundredth Anniversary of Ordinances Dinner at the Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire (Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Holcroft).