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  • 22 February 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier (Chief of the Air Staff) was received by The Queen today.

    The following were received in audience by The Queen and kissed hands upon their appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassadors: Mr. Michael Davenport (the State of Kuwait) and Mr. Justin McKenzie Smith (Georgia).

    Mrs. Davenport was also received by Her Majesty.

    The following were received in audience by The Queen upon their appointment as British High Commissioners: Ms. Sarah Cooke (the United Republic of Tanzania) and Mr. Richard Lindsay (Brunei Darussalam).

    Mr. Calum McCallum and Mrs. Lindsay were also received by Her Majesty.

  • 21 February 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Excellency Mrs. Ammo Aziza Baroud was received in audience by The Queen today and presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Chad to the Court of St. James's.

    His Excellency Mr. Ado Elhadji Abou was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Niger to the Court of St. James's.

    Sir Simon McDonald (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present.

    The Queen this afternoon received Colonel Timothy Purdon who delivered up his Stick of Office upon his retirement as Lieutenant of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.

    The Queen received Colonel Christopher Mackenzie-Beevor who delivered up his Stick of Office as Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant and received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Lieutenant of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.

    The Queen received Lieutenant Colonel John Kaye who received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.

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

  • 20 February 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, Visitor, this morning visited the Royal College of Physicians, 11 St. Andrew's Place, London NW1, on the occasion of its Quincentenary, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa) and the President (Professor Jane Dacre).

    Her Majesty viewed the original 1518 Charter and a display marking the life and work of William Harvey, and met College Officers, Council Members, trainee doctors and patients and carers.

    The Queen this afternoon visited London Fashion Week at 180 Strand, London WC2, and was received by Professor Caroline Rush (Chief Executive, British Fashion Council).

    Her Majesty toured the showrooms, met designers and viewed a runway show, and presented Mr. Richard Quinn with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by the Right Reverend and the Rt. Hon. the Lord Chartres (Dean of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal) at the Funeral of the Right Reverend John Bickersteth (formerly Clerk of the Closet and Head of Her Majesty's College of Chaplains) which was held in St. Thomas's Church, Salisbury, Wiltshire, this afternoon.

  • 14 February 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Excellency Ms. Susana de la Puente-Wiese was received in audience by The Queen today and presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Peru to the Court of St. James's.

    His Excellency Mr. Raffaele Trombetta was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Italian Republic to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Trombetta was also received by Her Majesty.

    Sir Simon McDonald (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present.

    The Queen, Patron, Protector and Supporter, Royal Academy of Arts, received Mr. Christopher Le Brun (President) and Dr. Charles Saumarez-Smith (Secretary and Chief Executive).

    The Queen gave a Reception at Buckingham Palace this evening for the Commonwealth Diaspora from across the United Kingdom.

    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duchess of Gloucester were present.

  • 14 February 2018

    Appendix To Court Circular

    The Queen has been pleased to appoint Mr. Barry Mitford to be a Serjeant-at-Arms to Her Majesty in succession to Mr. Brian Stanley.

  • 13 February 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    Lieutenant General David Leakey was received by The Queen today upon relinquishing his appointment as Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and delivered up the Insignia of Office.

    Miss Sarah Clarke was received by Her Majesty, took the Oath upon her appointment as Lady Usher of the Black Rod and received the Insignia of Office.

    Mr. Thomas Woodcock (Garter King of Arms) was in attendance and administered the Oath.

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

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Lord Craig of Radley (formerly Chief of the Air Staff and Air Aide-de-Camp) at the Funeral of Air Chief Marshal Sir Douglas Lowe (formerly Air Aide-de-Camp) which was held in St. Mary's Church, Byfleet, Surrey, this afternoon.

  • 9 February 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    His Excellency Mr. Alexandre Cécé Loua was received in audience by The Queen today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Guinea to the Court of St. James's.

    His Excellency Mr. Francis Blain was received in audience by Her Majesty this afternoon and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Republic of the Gambia in London.

    Sir Simon McDonald (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present.

  • 8 February 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    His Excellency Mr. Ellison Greenslade was received by The Queen today upon his appointment as High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in London.

    Mrs. Greenslade was also received by Her Majesty.

    The Queen held a Council at 5.30 p.m..

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Alun Cairns MP (Secretary of State for Wales), the Rt. Hon. David Gauke MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice) and the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).

    The Rt. Hon. Dame Sarah Asplin, the Rt. Hon. Nicholas Hurd MP, the Rt. Hon. Sir Peter Jackson, the Rt. Hon. Eleanor Laing MP and the Rt. Hon. Samuel Wilson MP were sworn in as members of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    The Rt. Hon. Sir Timothy Holroyde made affirmation as a member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    Mr. Richard Tilbrook was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.

    The Rt. Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP had an audience of Her Majesty before the Council.

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

  • 7 February 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.

  • 5 February 2018

    Sandringham, Norfolk

    The Queen was represented by the Lady Elton at the Funeral of Jennifer, Lady Plunket, which was held in St. Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey, London SW1, this afternoon.

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