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  • 18 October 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen was present at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Miss Annette Wilkin (formerly Housekeeper, Windsor Castle) which was held in the Royal Chapel of All Saints, Windsor Great Park, Berkshire, this afternoon.

  • 17 October 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen this afternoon received Trustees and members of staff to mark the closure of The Queen's Trust.

  • 16 October 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Excellency Mrs. Gurly Gibson 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 Liberia to the Court of St. James's. Mr. Harold Schwarz was also received by Her Majesty. His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Abdalla Idris Mohamed 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 Sudan to the Court of St. James's. Mrs. Idris was also received by Her Majesty. Sir Simon McDonald (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present. His Excellency the Right Reverend David Vunagi was received in audience by The Queen upon his appointment as Governor-General of Solomon Islands when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George. Mrs. Vunagi was also received by The Queen. The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of Her Majesty this evening.

  • 15 October 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, this morning attended a Service to Celebrate the Seven Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the re-building of Westminster Abbey, London SW1, and was received at the Great West Gate by the Dean (the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall) and, at the Great West Door, by the Chapter.

  • 14 October 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, travelled in State to the Palace of Westminster today to open the Session of Parliament. Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses drove in a Carriage Procession, escorted by a Sovereign's Escort of The Household Cavalry, under the command of Major Jack Barnes, The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons), and were received at the Sovereign's Entrance by the Earl Marshal and the Lord Great Chamberlain. The Queen's Guard was found by 5th Battalion The Rifles, under the command of Major Robert Fellowes and a Guard of Honour was mounted at the Palace of Westminster by 1st Battalion Welsh Guards with The Queen's Colour, under the command of Major Christopher Davies. A staircase party of The Household Cavalry was on duty at Victoria Tower, House of Lords, under the command of Captain Steven Mansfield, The Life Guards. Royal Salutes were fired in Green Park by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, under the command of Major Victoria Flood, and from the Tower of London Saluting Battery by the Honourable Artillery Company, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Chorley. The Imperial State Crown, the Cap of Maintenance and the Sword of State were conveyed previously to the House of Lords in a Carriage Procession, escorted by a Regalia Escort of the Household Cavalry. Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms was on duty in the Prince's Chamber and the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard was on duty in the Royal Gallery. The Watermen were on duty. The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Household and the Pages of Honour to The Queen (Lord Culloden, Max Bowen, Robert Bruce and Lord Claud Hamilton) were in attendance at the Palace of Westminster. Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses returned to Buckingham Palace and were received by the Lord Chamberlain and the Vice-Chamberlain of the Household.

  • 13 October 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Mr. Bruce Houlder (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of the Governor-General of Solomon Islands and Lady Vunagi and welcomed Their Excellencies on behalf of The Queen.

  • 11 October 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, Patron, this morning opened the Centenary Development at Haig Housing Trust, Alban Dobson House, Green Lane, Morden, Surrey, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa), the Chairman of Trustees (Mrs. Catherine Lester-Walker), Brigadier James Richardson (Chief Executive) and the Mayor of Merton (Councillor Janice Howard). The Queen met residents and beneficiaries before viewing the new buildings, and visiting a family in their home. Her Majesty subsequently met members of staff, supporters and those involved in the design and construction of the new development.

  • 10 October 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning. By command of Her Majesty, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Amar Abba at 1-3 Riding House Street, London W1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria to the Court of St. James's.

  • 9 October 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Rt. Hon. Christopher Pincher MP was received by The Queen this afternoon and delivered up his Wand of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Treasurer of the Household. Miss Amanda Milling MP was received by Her Majesty upon her appointment as Treasurer of the Household when Her Majesty handed to her her Wand of Office. The Rt. Hon. Mark Spencer MP was received by The Queen when he delivered up his Wand of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Comptroller of the Household. Mr. Jeremy Quin MP was received by Her Majesty upon his appointment as Comptroller of the Household when Her Majesty handed to him his Wand of Office. Mr. Craig Whittaker MP was received by The Queen and delivered up his Wand of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household. Mr. Stuart Andrew MP was received by Her Majesty upon his appointment as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household when Her Majesty handed to him his Wand of Office. The Lord Ashton of Hyde was received by The Queen upon his appointment as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms. The Lord Bethell was received by The Queen upon his appointment as Lord in Waiting to Her Majesty. The Baroness Berridge and The Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist were received by The Queen upon their appointment as Baronesses in Waiting to Her Majesty. Mr. Stuart Andrew MP (Vice-Chamberlain of the Household) was received in audience by The Queen and presented an Address from the House of Commons to which Her Majesty was graciously pleased to make reply. The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen this evening.

  • 8 October 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen arrived at Buckingham Palace from Balmoral Castle this afternoon. Her Majesty held a Council at 6.00 p.m.. There were present: the Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Robert Buckland MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice), the Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps MP (Secretary of State for Transport) and the Rt. Hon. Theresa Villiers MP (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). The Rt. Hon. James Berry MP, the Rt. Hon. James Cleverly MP, Dr. Thérèse Coffey MP, the Rt. Hon. Oliver Dowden MP, the Rt. Hon. Joseph Johnson MP, the Rt. Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP and the Rt. Hon. Mark Spencer MP were sworn in as members of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council. The Rt. Hon. Dr. Thérèse Coffey MP took the Oath of Office, kissed hands upon appointment and received the Seals of Office as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Mrs. Ceri King was in attendance as Deputy Clerk of the Council. The Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP had an audience of Her Majesty before the Council. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Sir David Montgomery, Bt. (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Robert Stewart (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Kinrosshire and Clackmannanshire) which was held in Dollar Parish Church, Bridge Street, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, this afternoon. The Princess Royal was represented Mrs. David Bowes-Lyon. The Duke of Kent was represented by Brigadier Harry Nickerson.

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