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  • 8 December 2021

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl of Wessex, Chancellor, this morning visited the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies at the University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, Somerset.

    His Royal Highness, Chancellor, afterwards presided at Degree Congregations at the University of Bath.

    The Countess of Wessex, Patron, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, this morning attended a Meeting with European Non-Governmental Organisations at the Residence of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium in Brussels.

    Her Royal Highness later arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from Belgium.

    Mr. Alexander Stonor was in attendance.

    The Countess of Wessex this afternoon attended a Carol Service held by The Duchess of Cambridge in Westminster Abbey, London SW1.

  • 8 December 2021

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Cambridge and The Duchess of Cambridge, as Patron of the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this afternoon held a Carol Service in Westminster Abbey, London SW1.

    The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron, National Portrait Gallery, this afternoon held a Meeting with Dr. Nicholas Cullinan (Director) via telephone.

  • 8 December 2021

    Clarence House

    The Prince of Wales this afternoon joined a Trustees' Meeting at Clarence House for The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation.

    His Royal Highness, on behalf of The Queen, this afternoon gave a Reception at St. James's Palace and presented the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, this afternoon visited Royal Trinity Hospice, 30 Clapham Common North Side, London SW4, and was received by the Reverend Canon Dr. Flora Winfield (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

  • 8 December 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen was received by The Queen today via video link and delivered up his Gold Badge and Chain upon relinquishing his appointment as Chancellor of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George.

    The Baroness Ashton of Upholland was received by The Queen via video link upon relinquishing her appointment as King of Arms of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George and delivered up to Her Majesty the Insignia of Office.

    The Queen handed to The Baroness Ashton of Upholland the Gold Badge and Chain upon her appointment as Chancellor of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George.

    Sir Mark Lyall Grant was received by The Queen via video link when Her Majesty handed to him the Insignia of Office upon his appointment as King of Arms of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George.

    Mr. Thomas Trotter was received by The Queen when Her Majesty presented him with The Queen's Medal for Music.

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

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

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

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

  • 7 December 2021

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent, Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys), this afternoon received Brigadier David Allfrey at Kensington Palace upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel of the Regiment and Brigadier Benjamin Edwards upon assuming the appointment.

    His Royal Highness, Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys), this evening attended a Regimental Dinner at the Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London W1.

  • 7 December 2021

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Vice President, Lepra, this morning received Mr. Geoffrey Prescott upon relinquishing his appointment as Chief Executive and Mr. James Innes upon assuming the appointment.

    Mrs. Suzanne McCarthy (Chairman of Trustees) was present.

    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Scottish Opera, this morning held a Meeting with Mr. Alexander Reedijk (General Director) via telephone.

  • 7 December 2021

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Patron, Royal College of Occupational Therapists, this afternoon visited the Greater Manchester Cancer Pre-Habilitation and Recovery Programme, Worsley Leisure Centre, Bridgewater Road, Walkden, and was received by Mrs. Sharman Birtles (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester).

    Her Royal Highness later visited St. Ann's Hospice, St. Ann's Road North, Heald Green, Greater Manchester.

    The Princess Royal, Patron, Whitley Fund for Nature, this evening attended a Dinner at the Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1, and was received by Mr. Kevin Traverse-Healy (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

  • 7 December 2021

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl of Wessex this afternoon officially opened the Footprint Project at Bath Abbey, York Street, Bath, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset (Mrs. Richard Maw).

    His Royal Highness, Chancellor, afterwards presided at Degree Congregations at the University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath.

    The Earl of Wessex, Chancellor, University of Bath, this evening attended a Dinner at the University, Bath.

    The Countess of Wessex this morning departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for Belgium and was received this afternoon at Brussels Airport by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium (His Excellency Mr. Martin Shearman).

    Her Royal Highness, Patron, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, later visited Child Focus, Avenue Houba de Strooper 292, Brussels.

    The Countess of Wessex, Patron, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, afterwards attended a Seminar at Bibliotheque Solvay, Rue Belliard 137, Parc Leopold, Brussels, in partnership with the European Parliament Intergroup for Children's Rights.

    Her Royal Highness this evening attended a Dinner at the Residence of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium in Brussels.

    Mr. Alexander Stonor is in attendance.

  • 7 December 2021

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Cambridge this afternoon gave a Reception at Kensington Palace for the finalists of BBC Radio 1's Teen Hero Awards.

  • 7 December 2021

    Clarence House

    The Prince of Wales this evening visited the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London WC2, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa).

    The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon held a Reception at Clarence House to mark the Seventieth Anniversary of BBC Radio 4's "the Archers".

    Her Royal Highness, Honorary Air Commodore, Royal Air Force Leeming, later received Group Captain Gareth Prendergast upon assuming his appointment as Station Commander.