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  • 2 June 2022

    Windsor Castle

    Her Majesty was represented by The Prince of Wales (Colonel, Welsh Guards) who was present at The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade this morning at which The Queen's Colour of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards was trooped.

    The Prince of Wales was accompanied by The Duke of Cambridge (Colonel, Irish Guards) and The Princess Royal (Gold Stick and Colonel, The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).

    His Royal Highness was attended by Lieutenant General Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne (Gold Stick in Waiting and Colonel, The Life Guards), Lieutenant General Roland Walker (Regimental Lieutenant Colonel, Grenadier Guards), Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall (Colonel, Coldstream Guards) and Major General Christopher Ghika (Major General Commanding Household Division).

    The Lord de Mauley (Master of the Horse), Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Segrave, Colonel Toby Browne (Mounted Equerries in Waiting) and Colonel Crispin Lockhart (The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons, Silver Stick in Waiting) were in attendance.

    Colonel Jeremy Bagshaw (Chief of Staff), Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Griffin (Silver Stick Adjutant) and the Household Division Staff were present.

    The procession was led by Lieutenant Colonel James Shaw, Grenadier Guards (Brigade Major Household Division).

    The Troops on Parade, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Aldridge, Irish Guards (Field Officer in Brigade Waiting), received The Prince of Wales with a Royal Salute.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, The Earl and Countess of Wessex with The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent (Colonel, Scots Guards), Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and other Members of the Royal Family drove to Horse Guards Parade and witnessed The Queen's Birthday Parade.

    On the conclusion of the Parade, The Prince of Wales rode back to Buckingham Palace at the head of The Queen's Guard, preceded by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, under the command of Major Francesca Sykes, the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, under the command of Major Russell Bond, The Life Guards, and the Massed Bands of the Guards Division.

    On arrival at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Guard entered the Forecourt and formed up opposite the Old Guard, the remaining Guards marching past Her Majesty, accompanied by The Duke of Kent. The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment ranked past The Queen.

    Her Majesty, from Buckingham Palace, witnessed a fly-past by aircraft of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force, led by Wing Commander James Calvert, to mark the official celebration of The Queen's Birthday.

    Royal Salutes were fired today by The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park and from the Tower of London Saluting Battery by the Honourable Artillery Company, under the command of Major Matthew Aldridge.

    The Queen this evening, from Windsor Castle, lit the National Beacon at Buckingham Palace to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee where The Duke of Cambridge was present.

    Mr. Clive Jones has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) by The Queen today and has received the medal.

  • 31 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester this morning visited Stourhead House and Gardens, near Mere, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire (Mrs. Peter Troughton).

    His Royal Highness, Vice Royal Patron, the Almshouse Assocation, this afternoon visited the Hospital of St. John, Heytesbury, Warminster, Wiltshire, to celebrate its Five Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary.

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this evening attended the St. George's House Annual Lecture in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

  • 28 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, HMS ARDENT Association, this afternoon attended a Service at HMS DRAKE, Her Majesty's Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth, to mark the Fortieth Anniversary of the loss of HMS ARDENT in the Falklands Conflict and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Devon (Mr. David Fursdon).

  • 25 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

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

    The Duke of Cambridge, on behalf of The Queen, and The Duchess of Cambridge gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

    Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were present.

    Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms and The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard were on duty.

    The Band of the Welsh Guards and the British Army Band Tidworth played selections of music during the afternoon.

  • 24 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this evening attended the 'Armonico Consort: It Takes A City' Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7.

    The Duchess of Gloucester this afternoon attended the Three Hundred and Sixty Seventh Festival Service of the Clergy Support Trust in St. Paul's Cathedral, London EC4.

  • 23 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this evening visited the Chelsea Flower Show of the Royal Horticultural Society in the Gardens of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3.

  • 19 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duchess of Gloucester, Protector, the Anglo-Danish Society's Scholarship Programme, this evening attended a Reception at the Residence of the Danish Ambassador in London.

  • 17 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester today visited Mountbatten Grange Care Home, Helston Lane, Windsor, and was received by Mr. Graham Barker (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire).

    His Royal Highness afterwards officially opened Heathlands Care Home, Bracknell, and was received by Mr. Sean Taylor (Deputy Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire).

    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, HMS ARDENT Association, this afternoon received Admiral the Lord West of Spithead (President).

  • 16 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duchess of Gloucester, President, this evening attended a performance of "Imeneo" by Royal Academy Opera at the Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1.

  • 11 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Member, St. George's Chapel Advisory Committee, this morning attended a College and Chapel of St. George's Fabric Advisory Committee Meeting at Windsor Castle.

    The Duchess of Gloucester this morning viewed the 'Tenun Pahang: Weaving Hope' Exhibition at the Malaysian High Commission, 45 Belgrave Square, London SW1, and was received by The Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia.

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