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  • 20 January 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen via telephone this evening.

  • 19 January 2021

    Windsor Castle

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) telephoned His Excellency Mr. Robert Wood Johnson this afternoon in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the United States of America to the Court of St. James's.

  • 13 January 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen held a Council via video link at 2.30 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 Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal), the Rt. Hon. Alister Jack MP (Secretary of State for Scotland) and the Rt. Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP.

    The Rt. Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP took the Oath of Office as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, kissed hands upon appointment and received the Seals of Office.

    Mr. Richard Tilbrook was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.

    The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of Her Majesty via telephone this evening.

  • 6 January 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen via telephone this evening.

    Today being the Feast of the Epiphany, a Eucharist was held in the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, when the customary offerings of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh were made on behalf of The Queen by the Reverend Canon Paul Wright (Sub-Dean of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal).

  • 24 December 2020

    Windsor Castle

    The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen via telephone this afternoon.

  • 18 December 2020

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Bruno van der Pluijm was received in audience by The Queen via video link today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Kingdom of Belgium to the Court of St. James's. Mrs. Hildegarde Van de Voorde was also received by Her Majesty via video link. Sir Philip Barton (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs) was present. Mr. Bede Corry was received by The Queen via video link this afternoon upon his appointment as High Commissioner for New Zealand in London. By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Yasumasa Nagamine at 23 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8, this afternoon in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from Japan to the Court of St. James's. By command of Her Majesty, the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps afterwards called upon His Excellency Mr. Said Tayeb Jawad at 28 Ennismore Garden Mews, London SW7, in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Court of St. James's.

  • 17 December 2020

    Appendix To Court Circular

    Notice is hereby given that in 2021 the date for observance of The Queen's Birthday at home and abroad will be Saturday, 12th June.

  • 16 December 2020

    Windsor Castle

    Mr. Michael Jephson was received by The Queen this afternoon upon his retirement as Secretary of the Master of the Household's Department 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. The Queen held a Council via video link at 2.30 p.m.. There were present: the Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Oliver Dowden MP (Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), the Rt. Hon. Brandon Lewis MP (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) and the Rt. Hon. Gavin Williamson MP (Secretary of State for Education). Mr. Richard Tilbrook was in attendance as Clerk of the Council. The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of Her Majesty via telephone this evening. By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Ernest Ndabashinze at Uganda House, 58-59 Trafalgar Square, London WC2, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Burundi to the Court of St. James's.

  • 10 December 2020

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Andreas Michaelis was received in audience by The Queen via video link today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Federal Republic of Germany to the Court of St. James's. Mrs. Michaelis was also received by Her Majesty via video link. His Excellency First Admiral Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Norazmi bin Pengiran Haji Muhammad was received in audience by The Queen via video link this afternoon and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for Brunei Darussalam in London. Pg Datin Noralam binti Pg Hj Kahar was also received by Her Majesty via video link. Sir Philip Barton (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs) was present.

  • 9 December 2020

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen spoke to Mr. Bill Michael (UK Chairman and Senior Partner, KPMG LLP) and other partners and members of staff today via video link to mark the firm's One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary. By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Lubomir Rehak at 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Slovak Republic to the Court of St. James's.

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