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  • 22 April 2018

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen this morning started the London Marathon from the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle and was received by the Chairman of the London Marathon (Sir John Spurling).

  • 21 April 2018

    Windsor Castle

    Today is the Ninety Second Anniversary of the Birthday of The Queen.

    Her Majesty this evening attended a Birthday Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London SW7, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa).

    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Henry of Wales, The Duke of York, accompanied by Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke and Duchess of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, Princess Michael of Kent and other Members of the Royal Family also attended.

  • 20 April 2018

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Vice Admiral Sir James Weatherall (formerly Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) which was held at St. Peter's Church, Bishops Waltham, Hampshire, this afternoon.

    The Duke of Edinburgh was represented by Rear Admiral Sir Jeremy de Halpert.

    The Prince of Wales was represented by Admiral Sir Jock Slater.

    The Duke of York was represented by Captain Robert Guy RN.

    The Princess Royal was represented by Captain Nicholas Wright RN.

  • 19 April 2018

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, this morning opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Henry of Wales, The Duke of York, The Princess Royal, The Countess of Wessex, The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy were present.

    The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, this afternoon gave a Reception at Buckingham Palace for new Commonwealth Heads of Government.

    Later the Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern was received in audience by The Queen upon her appointment as Prime Minister of New Zealand.

    Mr. Clarke Gayford was also received by Her Majesty.

    The Queen this evening gave a Dinner at Buckingham Palace for Commonwealth Heads of Government at which The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Henry of Wales, The Duke of York, accompanied by Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy and Princess Michael of Kent were present.

    The following were invited: the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Mrs. Browne, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia and Mrs. Turnbull, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Mrs. Minnis, the Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Barbados (Her Excellency Maxine McClean), The President of the Republic of Botswana and Mrs. Masisi, The Sultan and Yang-Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon, the Prime Minister of Canada, The President of the Republic of Cyprus and Mrs. Anastasiadou, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji and Mrs. Bainimarama, The President of the Republic of the Gambia and Mrs. Bah Barrow, The President of the Republic of Ghana and Her Excellency Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the Prime Minister of Grenada, The President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and Her Excellency Sandra Granger, the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, the Prime Minister of Jamaica and Mrs. Juliet Holness MP, The President of the Republic of Kenya, The President of the Republic of Kiribati and Mrs. Maamau, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho and Mrs. Thabane, The President of the Republic of Malawi and Professor Gertrude Mutharika, The President of the Senate of Malaysia and Puan Sri Susita Periasamy, the Prime Minister of Malta and Mrs. Muscat, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius and Mrs. Jugnauth, The President of the Republic of Mozambique and Her Excellency Isaura Nyusi, The President of the Republic of Namibia and Mrs. Monica Kalondo, The President of the Republic of Nauru and Mrs. Waqa, the Prime Minister of New Zealand and Mr. Clarke Gayford, The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Mrs. Buhari, the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Mrs. Sameena Shahid, the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and Mrs. O'Neill, The President of the Republic of Rwanda and Mrs. Kagame, the Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis, the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Mrs. Du Boulay-Chastanet, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa, The President of the Republic of Seychelles, The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Mrs. Bio, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore and Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands and Mrs. Houenipwela, The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister of Swaziland and Mrs. Dlamini, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, the Prime Minister of Tuvalu and Mrs. Enele Sopoaga, The President of the Republic of Uganda, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Mr. Philip May, the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, the Prime Minister of Vanuatu and Mrs. Salwai, and the Commonwealth Secretary-General and Mrs. Richard Mawhinney.

    18th April, 2018

    Mr. Dennis Rensch (Deputy Lieutenant of Essex) was present at Stansted Airport, London, this evening upon the Arrival of The Sultan of Brunei Darussalam and welcomed His Majesty on behalf of The Queen.

  • 18 April 2018

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen this afternoon unveiled a Commonwealth Walkway Panel in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace and was received by the Chairman of the Outdoor Trust (Mr. Hugo Vickers), the Chairman of the Commonwealth Business Council (the Lord Marland) and the Commonwealth Secretary-General (the Baroness Scotland of Asthal).

    Mr. Narendra Modi MP (Prime Minister of the Republic of India) was received by Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace.

    The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau MP (Prime Minister of Canada) was received by The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

    Colonel Christopher Sharwood-Smith (Deputy Lieutenant of Bedfordshire) was present at Luton Airport this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Uganda and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 17 April 2018

    Windsor Castle

    The President of the Republic of South Africa visited The Queen today.

    Mr. Bruce Houlder (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Mozambique and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

    Mrs. Jennifer Tolhurst (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Essex) was present at Stansted Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Botswana and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

    Mr. Bruce Houlder was present at Heathrow Airport, London, upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of South Africa and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

    Mr. Bruce Houlder was present at Heathrow Airport, London upon the Arrival of The President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

    Wing Commander Michael Dudgeon (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Cyprus and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

    Mr. Vincent Thompson (Deputy Lieutenant of Essex) was present at Stansted Airport, London, this evening upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of the Gambia and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

    Mr. Dennis Rensch (Deputy Lieutenant of Essex) was present at Stansted Airport, London, this evening upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Namibia and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 16 April 2018

    Windsor Castle

    Mr. Bruce Houlder (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Malawi and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

    Ms. Ruth Bell (Deputy Lieutenant of Bedfordshire) was present at Luton Airport, London, this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Rwanda and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

    Major Jeremy Fern (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Royal Air Force Northolt this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Kenya and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

    Wing Commander Michael Dudgeon (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Kiribati and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

    Mrs. Jennifer Tolhurst (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Essex) was present at Stansted Airport, London, this evening upon the arrival of The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

  • 13 April 2018

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by Sir Thomas Dunne KG (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire) at the Funeral of Sir William Gladstone, Bt., KG (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Clwyd) which was held at St. Deiniol's Church, Hawarden, Flintshire, this afternoon.

    The Duke of Edinburgh was represented by Mrs. Hywel Price.

    The Prince of Wales was represented by Mr. Trefor Jones.

    The Duke of York was represented by Sir Algernon Heber-Percy.

    The Princess Royal was represented by the Hon. Dame Shân Legge-Bourke.

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were represented by Mr. Henry Fetherstonhaugh.

    The Duke of Kent was represented by Mr. Wayne Bulpitt.

    Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy was represented by Lady Dunne.

  • 12 April 2018

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen this morning visited the King George VI Day Centre, Clarence Road, Windsor, to mark the Sixtieth Anniversary of its opening by Her Majesty and the Seventieth Anniversary of Windsor Old People's Welfare Association, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire (Mr. James Puxley), the Chairman of Trustees of Windsor Old People's Welfare Association (Mr. David Cannon) and the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (Councillor John Lenton).

    The Queen, escorted by the Chairman of Trustees, toured the building, viewing a seated exercise class, hairdressing station and the kitchen, and met members of the Day Centre in the lounge area.

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Miguel Neto at 22 Dorset Street, London W1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Angola to the Court of St. James's.

  • 11 April 2018

    Windsor Castle

    The Commonwealth Secretary-General (the Baroness Scotland of Asthal) was received by The Queen today.

    The Queen this evening gave a Reception at Windsor Castle for Her Majesty's Ecclesiastical Household.

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