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  • 18 June 2018

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of York, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal, The Duke of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, today held a Chapter of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in the Throne Room, Windsor Castle.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, The Countess of Wessex, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and The Duchess of Gloucester were present.

    The following Knights Companion were present: Field Marshal the Lord Bramall, the Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, the Lord Ashburton, Sir Timothy Colman, Sir Antony Acland, the Lord Butler of Brockwell, the Lord Morris of Aberavon, the Rt. Hon. Sir John Major, the Lord Luce, Sir Thomas Dunne, the Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce, Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Lord Stirrup, the Lady Manningham Buller, the Lord King of Lothbury, the Lord Shuttleworth and Sir David Brewer.

    The Officers of the Order were: the Bishop of Winchester (Prelate), the Dean of Windsor (Register), Mr. Thomas Woodcock (Garter), Ms. Sarah Clarke (Black Rod) and Mr. Patric Dickinson (Secretary).

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Vernon (Secretary, Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood), the Hon. Augustus Stanhope (Page of Honour) and Lord Culloden (Page of Honour) were in attendance.

    Her Majesty invested Lady Mary Fagan and the Viscount Brookeborough with the Insignia of Knights Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

    The Queen later gave a Lunch Party.

    The Installation Service was held in St. George's Chapel this afternoon.

    Detachments of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard and the Military Knights of Windsor were on duty in the Chapel.

  • 14 June 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, accompanied by The Duchess of Sussex, today visited Cheshire and was received at Runcorn Railway Station by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant (Mr. David Briggs) and the Mayor of Halton (Councillor John Bradshaw).

    Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness drove over the Mersey Gateway Bridge and were received outside Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Mersey Road, Widnes, by the Chief Executive of Halton Council (Mr. David Parr) and the General Manager of Merseylink Limited (Mr. Hugh O'Connor).

    The Queen and The Duchess of Sussex met architects, planners and community representatives and viewed a performance by local schoolchildren.

    Her Majesty officially opened the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

    The Queen, accompanied by The Duchess of Sussex, afterwards officially opened Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, and was received by the Chairman of Cheshire West and Chester Council (Councillor Bob Rudd), the Chairman of Trustees of Storyhouse (Mr. Peter Mearns) and Mr. Andrew Bentley (Chief Executive).

    Her Majesty, escorted by the Chairman of Trustees, and Her Royal Highness, escorted by the Chief Executive, toured the building, viewing storytelling, demonstrations and performances.

    The Queen and The Duchess of Sussex subsequently walked to Chester Town Hall, 33 Northgate Street, Chester, and were received by the Lord Mayor of Chester (Councillor Alexander Black).

    Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness were later entertained to Luncheon in Chester Town Hall by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

    The Duke of Cambridge, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

  • 13 June 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The following were received in audience by The Queen today and kissed hands upon their appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassadors: Dr. Philip Boyle (the Republic of Madagascar) and the Hon. Peter Wilson (the Kingdom of the Netherlands).

    Mrs. Boyle and Dr. Monica Wilson were also received by Her Majesty.

    The following were received in audience by The Queen upon their appointment as British High Commissioners: Mr. Iain Walker (the Republic of Ghana) and Ms. Sharon Wardle (the Republic of the Gambia).

    Mrs. Walker and Mr. Peter Millman were also received by Her Majesty.

  • 12 June 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    Sir Charles Gladstone, Bt. was received by The Queen today and delivered up the Insignia of the Order of the Garter worn by his father, the late Sir William Gladstone, Bt..

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Bt. (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire) at the Funeral of the Lord Cottesloe (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire) which was held at St. Swithun's Church, Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire, this afternoon.

  • 9 June 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Majesty was present at The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade this morning at which The Queen's Colour of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards was Trooped.

    The Queen was accompanied by The Duke of Kent (Colonel, Scots Guards), The Prince of Wales (Colonel, Welsh Guards), The Duke of York (Colonel, Grenadier Guards), The Duke of Cambridge (Colonel, Irish Guards) and The Princess Royal (Gold Stick in Waiting and Colonel, The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).

    Her Majesty was attended by Field Marshal the Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank (Colonel, The Life Guards), Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall (Colonel, Coldstream Guards) and Major General Benjamin Bathurst (Major General Commanding Household Division).

    The Lord Vestey (Master of the Horse), Colonel Toby Browne, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Vernon, Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah (Mounted Equerries in Waiting), Captain Jocelyn Bucknall (Coldstream Guards, Dismounted Equerry in Waiting) and Major General Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne (Silver Stick in Waiting) were in attendance.

    Colonel Crispin Lockhart (Chief of Staff), Lieutenant Colonel Harry Scott (Silver Stick Adjutant) and the Household Division Staff were present.

    The Procession was led by Lieutenant Colonel Guy Stone, Welsh Guards (Brigade Major Household Division).

    The troops on Parade, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Edwyn Launders, Coldstream Guards (Field Officer in Brigade Waiting), received The Queen with a Royal Salute.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York, The Countess of Wessex, accompanied by the Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duchess of Kent, 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, Her Majesty drove in a carriage 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 Harry Wallace, the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry, under the command of Major Jeremy Sudlow (The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons), 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.

    Her Majesty, from Buckingham Palace, witnessed a fly-past by aircraft of the Royal Air Force, led by Squadron Leader Martin Wild, Royal Air Force, to mark the official celebration of The Queen's Birthday.

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

  • 8 June 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen and The Prince of Wales this morning visited Westminster Abbey and were received by the Dean (the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall).

    Her Majesty and His Royal Highness moved through the Abbey, escorted respectively by the Dean and Sir Stephen Lamport (Receiver General), before ascending in the lift to the Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

    The Queen and The Prince of Wales viewed an exhibition of historical artefacts from the Abbey's collection in the Galleries before returning to the ground floor and meeting benefactors and those involved in the development of the new Galleries.

    Her Majesty, accompanied by His Royal Highness, subsequently opened the Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

  • 7 June 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    Ms. Thea Musgrave was received by The Queen today when Her Majesty presented her with The Queen's Medal for Music.

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

  • 6 June 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen this evening.

    The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

  • 5 June 2018

    Clarence House

    The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, and The Duchess of Cornwall gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

    The Princess Royal, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent 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 Bands of the Royal Marines (Collingwood) and the Royal Artillery played selections of music during the afternoon.

  • 5 June 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Most Reverend and Right Honourable the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury was received in audience by The Queen at Windsor Castle today.

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