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  • 21 April 2019

    Appendix To Court Circular

    The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Reverend Canon Robert White and the Reverend Canon Adrian Hughes to be Chaplains to Her Majesty in succession to the Reverend Canon Paul Miller and the Reverend Prebendary Kathleen Garlick.

  • 21 April 2019

    Windsor Castle

    Today is the ninety third Anniversary of the Birthday of The Queen.

  • 18 April 2019

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen, accompanied by Princess Eugenie, this morning attended the Maundy Service in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, at which Her Majesty distributed the Royal Maundy.

    The Queen and Her Royal Highness were received at the North Door of the Chapel by the Dean of Windsor (the Right Reverend David Conner).

    The Right Reverend Dr. John Inge (Lord High Almoner) and the Reverend Canon Paul Wright (Sub-Almoner) were present.

    The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard and the Military Knights of Windsor were on duty.

    Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness this afternoon joined representatives of the Chapel and the Royal Almonry at a Reception in the Deanery.

  • 10 April 2019

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen held a Council at 12.40 p.m..

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. James Brokenshire MP (Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government), the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP (Secretary of State for the Home Department) and the Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP (Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office).

    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.

  • 8 April 2019

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen gave a Dinner Party at Windsor Castle this evening at which The Duke of York was present.

    The following were invited: Her Excellency the High Commissioner for the Republic of Rwanda (Ms. Yamina Karitanyi), Her Excellency the High Commissioner for Canada (Ms. Janice Charette) and Mr. Reginald Charette, His Excellency the Ambassador from Ireland and Mrs. O'Neill, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Lord and Lady Hall, the Rt. Hon. Sir Alan and Lady Moses, Sir John and Lady Spurling, Canon Dr. and Mrs. Edmund Newell, Mr. and Mrs. Robin Budenberg, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire and Mrs. Puxley, Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Mark Berry, Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Edwyn Launders and the Rt. Hon. Edward and Mrs. Young.

  • 4 April 2019

    Windsor Castle

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

  • 3 April 2019

    Windsor Castle

    Mr. Gary Hill was presented with the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) this afternoon by Mr. Paul Sedgwick (Deputy Ranger of Windsor Great Park), on behalf of The Queen.

  • 2 April 2019

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen, Patron, this evening gave a Reception at Windsor Castle to mark the Centenary of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

    The Princess Royal and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were present.

  • 28 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen arrived at Castle Cary Railway Station this morning and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset (Mrs. Richard Maw).

    Her Majesty drove to Manor Farm Stables, Ditcheat, and was received by the Joint Yard Owners (Mr. and Mrs. Paul Barber).

    The Queen toured the Stables, escorted by Mr. Paul Nicholls (Trainer), and viewed horses being paraded, before meeting representatives from the University of Bath working on research projects on equestrian sport spinal injuries and racehorse welfare and subsequently meeting stable lads, lasses, the vet and the blacksmith.

    Her Majesty afterwards visited King's Bruton School, the Plox, Bruton, and was received by Brigadier David Godsal (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset), the Senior Warden (Lieutenant General Anthony Palmer) and Mr. Ian Wilmshurst (Headmaster).

    The Queen moved to the Music School and, escorted by the Headmaster, met pupils and teachers before viewing a choir performance in the Recital Hall and officially opening The Queen Elizabeth Music School.

    Her Majesty was subsequently entertained to Luncheon in the Memorial Hall by the Senior Warden.

    The Queen, Patron, this afternoon met members of the Royal Bath and West of England Society in the Basil Wright Building.

    Her Majesty afterwards moved onto the lawn and was received by Ms. Susan Mountstevens (Police and Crime Commissioner) before naming a new Avon and Somerset Police horse.

    The Queen later visited Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, and was received by Joint Presidents (Mr. and Mrs. Iwan Wirth).

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

    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 Defence Staff) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Field Marshal the Lord Vincent of Coleshill (formerly Chief of the Defence Staff and Master Gunner of St. James's Park) which was held at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey, today.

    The Duke of York was represented by Admiral Sir Jock Slater.

    The Princess Royal was represented by Major Harry Wallace.

    The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Mr. Nicolas Adamson.

  • 27 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Excellency Mrs. Ruchi Ghanashyam was received in audience by The Queen today and presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Republic of India in London.

    Mr.Ajjampur Ranagaiah Ghanashyam was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Tarek Adel 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 Arab Republic of Egypt to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Mona Said was also received by Her Majesty.

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

    Air Vice-Marshal Garry Tunnicliffe was received by The Queen this afternoon upon relinquishing his appointment as Defence Services Secretary.

    Rear Admiral James Macleod was received by The Queen upon assuming his appointment as Defence Services Secretary.

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

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