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  • 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.

  • 27 June 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent, Patron, this afternoon attended a Concert at Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1.

  • 27 June 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Colonel-in-Chief, this afternoon opened the Royal Army Medical Corps Garden at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3.

    His Royal Highness, Patron, this evening attended a Reception to celebrate the Eightieth Anniversary of the British Mexican Society at Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London WC2.

  • 27 June 2022

    Palace Of Holyroodhouse

    The Queen, accompanied by The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar, arrived at Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station this morning.

    Her Majesty, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses, drove to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and was received in the Forecourt by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Robert Aldridge, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost) and members of the City of Edinburgh Council, when the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost surrendered to The Queen the Keys of the City, which Her Majesty returned to him.

    A Guard of Honour found by Balaklava Company, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, under the command of Major Robert Weir, was mounted in the Forecourt.

    Afterwards The Queen was received inside the Palace by the Hereditary Keeper (the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon).

  • 26 June 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent, Patron, Opera North, this afternoon attended a performance of "Parsifal" by Richard Wagner at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1.

  • 25 June 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent, Field Marshal, this morning took the salute at a March Past to commemorate Armed Forces Day at South Bay, Scarborough, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire (Mrs. Johanna Ropner).