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  • 13 December 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen and The Duke of York, Royal Bencher, this morning visited the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, London WC2, and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa) and the Treasurer (the Lord Justice Patten).

    Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, escorted respectively by the Treasurer and the Lord Justice McCombe (Treasurer Elect), moved into the Ashworth Centre, visiting the Advocacy Training Room and Lecture Theatre and meeting Education Committee chairmen and scholars, before The Queen opened the Ashworth Centre.

    Her Majesty and His Royal Highness afterwards moved into the Great Hall and met members of staff and Senior Benchers and The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of York, subsequently re-opened the Great Hall.

    Mr. Andrew Stephenson MP (Vice-Chamberlain of the Household) was received in audience by The Queen this afternoon and presented Addresses from the House of Commons to which Her Majesty was graciously pleased to make reply.

    The Prince of Wales, on behalf of 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. Julian Ventura Valero at 48 Belgrave Square, London SW1, this afternoon in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the United Mexican States to the Court of St. James's.

  • 12 December 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen held a Council at 5.45 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 Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal), the Rt. Hon. David Gauke MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice), the Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP (Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office) and the Rt. Hon. Penelope Mordaunt MP (Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities).

    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 Lord Vestey was received by The Queen this evening upon relinquishing his appointment as Master of the Horse when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.

  • 11 December 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The following were received in audience by The Queen today and kissed hands upon their appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassadors: Mr. Damion Potter (the Republic of Panama) and Mr. Daniel Pruce (the Republic of the Philippines).

    Mrs. Potter and Ms. Rachael Morgan were also received by Her Majesty.

    The following were received in audience by The Queen upon their appointment as British High Commissioners: Mrs. Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque (Canada) and Mr. Guy Warrington (the Republic of Sierra Leone).

    Mr. Stephane Herve Marie le Jeune d'Allegeershecque and Mrs. Karen Malia were also received by Her Majesty.

    Captain Nicholas Wright RN was received by The Queen upon relinquishing his appointment as Private Secretary to The Princess Royal when Her Majesty conferred upon him the honour of Knighthood and invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

    Lieutenant Colonel Sir Andrew Ford was received by The Queen upon relinquishing his appointment as Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office, when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.

  • 4 December 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Excellency Ms. Silvia Marchetti 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 San Marino to the Court of St. James's. His Excellency Mr. Albert Fotabong Njoteh was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Republic of Cameroon in London. Mrs. Fotabong was also received by Her Majesty. Sir Simon McDonald (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present. The Queen received the Bishop of Truro (the Right Reverend Philip Mountsteven) who did homage upon his appointment. The Rt. Hon. David Gauke MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice) administered the Oath. The Bishop of Carlisle (Clerk of the Closet) was in attendance. The Queen held an Evening Reception at Buckingham Palace for the Diplomatic Corps at which The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were present.

  • 30 November 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, Air Commodore-in-Chief, this morning viewed a portrait of Her Majesty commissioned by the Royal Air Force Regiment to commemorate its Seventy Fifth Anniversary at Windsor Castle.

  • 29 November 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, The Canadian Grenadier Guards, today received the Honorary Colonel Richard Pound, the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taillon, Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Gucciardo (Commanding Officer) and Regimental Sergeant Major Jesse Carlavaris. Her Majesty, Colonel-in-Chief, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's, Lancashire and Border), received Brigadier Peter Rafferty upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel and Brigadier Frazer Laurence upon assuming the appointment. The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys), received Lieutenant Colonel Dominic Coombes upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer and Lieutenant Colonel Fraser McLeman upon assuming the appointment. The Duke of Cambridge, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning. The Queen was represented by Brigadier David Godsal (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Lord Skelmersdale (formerly Lord in Waiting) which was held at St. Giles Church, Bradford on Tone, Somerset, this afternoon.

  • 28 November 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen today received the Reverend Dr. David Coulter upon relinquishing his appointment as Chaplain General Her Majesty's Forces and the Venerable Clinton Langston upon assuming the appointment. Major General Charles Vyvyan was received by Her Majesty and delivered up the Rod, Badge and Chain of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet Rod of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath. Major General James Gordon was received by The Queen upon his appointment as Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet Rod of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath when Her Majesty handed him the Rod, Badge and Chain of Office.

  • 27 November 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Excellency Mrs. Angela Ponomariov 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 Moldova to the Court of St. James's. His Excellency Mr. Juan Carlos Gamarra Skeels 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 Peru to the Court of St. James's. Desiree, Prinzessin von Preussen was also received by Her Majesty. Sir Simon McDonald (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present. General Mark Carleton-Smith was received by The Queen this afternoon upon his appointment as Chief of the General Staff.

  • 26 November 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. Her Majesty was represented by the Lady Susan Hussey (Lady in Waiting) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Lady Wilson of Rievaulx which was held in the Church of St. Martin within Ludgate, London EC4, this afternoon.

  • 25 November 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    Colonel Robert Murfin (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Biggin Hill Airport, London, this evening upon the Arrival of The President of Montenegro and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen

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