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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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  • 9 November 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl of Wessex, Patron, Northern Ballet, this morning visited the New Victoria Theatre, the Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey (Mr. Michael More-Molyneux).

    His Royal Highness, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, this evening attended a Dinner at Investec Head Office, 30 Gresham Street, London EC2.

    The Countess of Wessex, President, this morning visited the Brainwave South West Centre, Huntworth Gate, Bridgwater, to mark the Fortieth Anniversary, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset (Mr. Mohammed Saddiq).

    Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited Christian Help and Action for Refugees in Somerset, 16-17 Hammet Street, Taunton.

    The Countess of Wessex afterwards visited Wivey Welcomes Refugees at St. Andrew's Church, Wiveliscombe.

    Her Royal Highness, Ambassador, Women of the Future Programme, this evening attended the Women of the Future Awards and Dinner at the London Hilton on Park Lane, London W1, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa).

  • 9 November 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, this morning attended a Meeting with the Duchy of Cornwall Rural Committee at 10 Buckingham Gate, London SW1.

    His Royal Highness, Patron, Child Bereavement UK, this evening attended the Chairman's Dinner at Oswald's, 25 Albemarle Street, London W1.

    The Princess of Wales, Patron, the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, this morning visited Colham Manor Children's Centre, Violet Avenue, Uxbridge, Middlesex.

  • 9 November 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    The King and The Queen Consort this morning arrived at Micklegate Bar, York, and were received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire (Mrs. Johanna Ropner) and the Lord Mayor of York (Councillor David Carr), who surrendered to The King and The Queen Consort the Sword of the City, which Their Majesties returned to him.

    The King and The Queen Consort afterwards drove to York Minster and were received at the Great West Door by the Archbishop of York (the Most Reverend and Rt. Hon. Stephen Cottrell) and the Acting Dean of York Minster (Canon Michael Smith).

    Their Majesties attended a Service to mark the Unveiling and Blessing of a Statue of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    The King, accompanied by The Queen Consort, afterwards unveiled a statue of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the West Front of the Minster.

    The King, accompanied by The Queen Consort, having been received at the Mansion House, 45 High Street, Doncaster, by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire (Dame Hilary Chapman) and the Civic Mayor of Doncaster (Councillor Ian Pearson), this afternoon conferred City Status on Doncaster and subsequently attended a Reception for members of the local community.

    The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria visited His Majesty this afternoon.

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

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Penelope Mordaunt MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Stephen Barclay MP, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Thérèse Coffey MP (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), the Rt. Hon. Michelle Donelan MP (Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) and the Rt. Hon. Oliver Dowden MP (Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster).

    The Rt. Hon. Victoria Ford MP, the Rt. Hon. John Glen MP, the Rt. Hon. James Heappey MP, the Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas Horner, the Lord Matthews and the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Quin MP were sworn in as members of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    The Rt. Hon. Stephen Barclay MP received the Seals of Office as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, took the Oath of Office and kissed hands on appointment.

    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.

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

  • 8 November 2022

    St. James's Palace

    Princess Alexandra, Patron, the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals, this afternoon received Mr. John Smith upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman and Mr. John Miller upon assuming the appointment.

    Her Royal Highness, Patron, New Bridge Foundation, received Sir Joseph Pilling upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman and Mrs. Helen Boothman upon assuming the appointment.

  • 8 November 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary President, the Lawn Tennis Association, this afternoon attended the Billie Jean King Cup Matches between Great Britain and Kazakhstan at the Glasgow Emirates Arena, 1000 London Road, Glasgow.

  • 8 November 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Royal Fellow, the Royal Academy of Engineering, this evening attended a New Fellows' Dinner at Drapers' Hall, Throgmorton Street, London EC2.

  • 8 November 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, this morning held a Meeting with Ms. Ruth Marvel (Chief Executive Officer).

    The Countess of Wessex, Royal Patron, this morning visited the Lighthouse, High Street, Woking, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey (Mr. Michael More-Molyneux).

    Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, this afternoon received Colonel Alison Farmer upon relinquishing her appointment as Chief Nursing Officer and Colonel Kevin Davies upon assuming the appointment.

  • 8 November 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    The King this morning visited the Headquarters of Morrisons, Hilmore House, 71 Gain Lane, Bradford, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire (Mr. Edmund Anderson) and the Chief Executive Officer of Wm Morrison Supermarkets Limited (Mr. David Potts).

    His Majesty, escorted by the Chief Executive Officer, viewed Morrisons' farming and retail initiatives and met farmers' representatives from The Prince's Countryside Fund.

    The King viewed Morrisons' "in-store market" stalls, was shown new produce in the test and development kitchen and met members of staff.

    His Majesty this afternoon attended a Reception for young people and members of the Bradford community at Bradford City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, and was received by the Lord Mayor of Bradford (Councillor Martin Love) and the Chief Executive of Bradford Council (Ms. Kirsten England).

    The King afterwards met members of Leeds' Caribbean community at Leeds Central Library, Calverley Street, and Leeds Art Gallery, the Headrow, Leeds, and was received by the Chief Executive of Leeds City Council (Mr. Thomas Riordan).

    His Majesty, escorted by the Chief Executive, viewed a selection of "the World Re-Imagined Globes" and met young representatives from "Child Friendly Leeds" before viewing the "From Romance to Rebellion" exhibition.

    The King later met representatives from the Leeds financial sector at Leeds Building Society, 26 Sovereign Street, Leeds, and was received by the Lord Mayor of Leeds (Councillor Robert Gettings).

    The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The King, held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning.

    The Princess Royal, on behalf of His Majesty, held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this afternoon.

    By command of The King, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. João Vale de Almeida at 107 Pall Mall, London SW1, this afternoon in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the European Union to the Court of St. James's.

  • 7 November 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent, Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England, this evening attended the Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies' Dinner at Boodle's, 28 St. James's Street, London SW1.

  • 7 November 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Countess of Wessex this morning received the Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict).

    Her Royal Highness, Honorary President, Linking Environment and Farming, this afternoon attended the Farmers Club Cup Lunch, 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1.