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  • 20 February 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Excellency Ms. Manisha Gunasekara 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 from the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in London.

    His Excellency Mr. Tamba Lamina 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 from the Republic of Sierra Leone in London.

    Mrs. Lamina was also received by Her Majesty.

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

    Sister Dorothy Mawdsley was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested her with the Insignia of a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.

  • 19 February 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    His Excellency Mr. Fred Arruda 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 Federative Republic of Brazil to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Lenice de Almeida Nobrega Arruda was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Isselkou Ahmed Izid Bin Neye 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 Islamic Republic of Mauritania to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Mariem Sidi Bouna was also received by Her Majesty.

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

    Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce was received by The Queen this afternoon upon relinquishing his appointment as King of Arms of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath and delivered up to Her Majesty the Insignia of Office.

    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton was received by The Queen upon his appointment as King of Arms of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath when Her Majesty handed to him the Insignia of Office.

  • 18 February 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by the Lord de Mauley (Master of the Horse) at the Funeral of Mr. Arthur Showell (formerly Head Coachman, Royal Mews) which was held at Kingston Crematorium, Bonner Hill Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, this afternoon.

    The Prince of Wales was represented by the Earl of Rosslyn.

    The Duke of York was represented by Captain Edward Monckton.

    The Princess Royal was represented by Mrs. William Nunneley.

  • 14 February 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen this morning visited Watergate House, York Buildings, London WC2, (the first home of the Government Code and Cypher School) to mark the Centenary of Government Communications Headquarters and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa) and the Director (Mr. Jeremy Fleming).

    Her Majesty toured the building, escorted by the Director, meeting members of staff, those with connections to Bletchley Park, long-serving members of staff and apprentices, and viewed historical material from 1919 to the present day.

  • 13 February 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    His Excellency Mr. Milton Inniss was received in audience by The Queen today upon his appointment as High Commissioner for Barbados in London.

    Mr. R. Greaves was also received by Her Majesty.

    The Hon. Vicki O'Halloran was received in audience by The Queen upon her appointment as Administrator of the Northern Territory, Australia.

    Mr. Craig O'Halloran 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. Gregory Clark MP (Secretary of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), the Rt. Hon. Damian Hinds MP (Secretary of State, Department for Education) and the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Wright MP (Secretary of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport).

    Mr. Philip Dunne MP, Sir Roger Gale MP, the Rt. Hon. Christopher Pincher MP, the Rt. Hon. Mark Tami MP and Sir Edward Leigh MP were sworn in as members of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

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

    The Princess Royal, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

  • 12 February 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon Her Excellency Mrs. Valentina Marincic at 5-7 Lexham Gardens, London W8, this afternoon in order to bid farewell to Her Excellency upon relinquishing her appointment as Ambassador from Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Court of St. James's.

  • 11 February 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Sir David Wright (formerly Her Majesty's Ambassador to Japan) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Sir Hugh Cortazzi (formerly Her Majesty's Ambassador to Japan) which was held in the Order of the British Empire Chapel, St. Paul's Cathedral, London EC4, this morning.

    The Duke of Gloucester was represented by Sir David Warren.

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

    Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy was represented by Major Charles Macfarlane.

  • 10 February 2019

    Sandringham, Norfolk

    Divine Service was held in Sandringham Parish Church this morning.

    The Reverend Canon Jonathan Riviere preached the Sermon.

  • 9 February 2019

    Sandringham, Norfolk

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by The Earl of Wessex, accompanied by The Countess of Wessex, at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Ministry of the Right Reverend Peter Nott (formerly Bishop of Norwich) which was held in Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk, today.

    The Prince of Wales was represented by Sir Nicholas Bacon, Bt.

    The Duke of York was represented by Sir Richard Jewson.

    The Princess Royal was represented by Miss Victoria Legge-Bourke.

  • 7 February 2019

    Sandringham, Norfolk

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

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