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  • 13 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, Patron, the Royal Automobile Club, this afternoon attended a Luncheon at 89 Pall Mall, St. James's, London SW1, to mark the lifetime achievements of Sir Jackie Stewart and was received by Prince Michael of Kent (President) and the Chairman (Mr. Benjamin Cussons).

  • 12 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling was received by The Queen today upon relinquishing her appointment as Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

    General the Hon. David Hurley (Governor-General designate of the Commonwealth of Australia) was received in audience by Her Majesty this afternoon.

    The Governor-General designate of the Commonwealth of Australia and Mrs. Hurley were invited to Luncheon with The Queen.

    The Duke of Cambridge was present.

    The Queen held a Council at 5.30 p.m..

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Melvyn Stride MP, the Rt. Hon. James Brokenshire MP (Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government), the Rt. Hon. David Gauke MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice) and the Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP (Chancellor of the Exchequer).

    The Queen declared in Council the Rt. Hon. Melvyn Stride MP Lord President of the Council, who took the Oath of Office and kissed hands on his appointment.

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

    The Queen was represented by Professor Sir John Cunningham (formerly Head of the Medical Household) at the Service of Celebration for the Life of Dr. Peter Fisher (Physician to The Queen) which was held in the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2, this afternoon.

    The Prince of Wales was represented by Dr. Michael Dixon.

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were represented by Ms. Cristal Sumner.

  • 11 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Mrs. Justice Falk, Mrs. Justice Farbey, Mrs. Justice Lieven and Mrs. Justice Thornton were received by The Queen today upon their appointment as Justices of the High Court when Her Majesty invested them with the Insignia of Dames Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

    Mr. Justice Freedman, Mr. Justice Huddleston, Mr. Justice Murray, Mr. Justice Pepperall and Mr. Justice Waksman were received by The Queen upon their appointment as Justices of the High Court when Her Majesty conferred upon them the honour of Knighthood and invested them with the Insignia of Knights Bachelor.

  • 8 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Majesty was present at The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade this morning at which The Queen's Colour of 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was Trooped.

    The Queen was accompanied by The Duke of Kent (Colonel, Scots Guards), The Prince of Wales (Colonel, Welsh Guards), The Duke of York (Colonel, Grenadier Guards), The Duke of Cambridge (Colonel, Irish Guards) and The Princess Royal (Gold Stick in Waiting and Colonel, The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).

    Her Majesty was attended by Major General Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne (Colonel, The Life Guards), Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall (Colonel, Coldstream Guards) and Major General Benjamin Bathurst (Major General Commanding Household Division).

    The Lord de Mauley (Master of the Horse), Colonel Toby Browne, Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah (Mounted Equerries in Waiting), Captain Jocelyn Bucknall (Coldstream Guards, Dismounted Equerry in Waiting) and Colonel Crispin Lockhart (Silver Stick in Waiting) were in attendance.

    Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Griffin (Silver Stick Adjutant) and the Household Division Staff were present.

    The Procession was led by Lieutenant Colonel Guy Stone, Welsh Guards (Brigade Major Household Division).

    The troops on Parade, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Piers Ashfield, Grenadier Guards (Field Officer in Brigade Waiting), received The Queen with a Royal Salute.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, accompanied by the Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duchess of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and other Members of the Royal Family drove to Horse Guards Parade and witnessed The Queen's Birthday Parade.

    On the conclusion of the Parade, Her Majesty drove in a carriage back to Buckingham Palace at the head of The Queen's Guard, preceded by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, under the command of Major Harry Wallace, the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry, under the command of Major Thomas Seccombe (The Life Guards), and the Massed Bands of the Guards Division.

    On arrival at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Guard entered the Forecourt and formed up opposite the Old Guard.

    Her Majesty, from Buckingham Palace, witnessed a fly-past by aircraft of the Royal Air Force, led by Squadron Leader Daniel Shaw, Royal Air Force, to mark the official celebration of The Queen's Birthday.

    Royal Salutes were fired today by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park and from the Tower of London Saluting Battery by the Honourable Artillery Company, under the command of Major Edward Shanklyn.

    Mr. Bruce Houlder (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and welcomed Her Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 7 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Admiral Sir Philip Jones was received by The Queen today upon relinquishing his appointment as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff.

    Field Marshal the Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank was received by Her Majesty upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel of The Life Guards and Gold Stick in Waiting when The Queen invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.

    Major General Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne was received by Her Majesty upon his appointment as Colonel of The Life Guards and Gold Stick in Waiting.

    The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of York, Colonel, Grenadier Guards, this afternoon gave a Luncheon at Buckingham Palace for the Grenadier Guards Ensigns who have carried The Queen's Colour at The Queen's Birthday Parade.

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Mr. James Puxley (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Hon. Mrs. Bayliss (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire) which was held at Reading Minster of St. Mary the Virgin, Reading, Berkshire, this afternoon.

    The Duke of York was represented by Lady Mary Fagan LG.

    The Princess Royal was represented by Mrs. Andrew Feilden.

    The Duke of Kent was represented by Dame Sarah Goad.

    The Queen was represented by Mrs. Michael Gordon Lennox (Lady in Waiting) at the Funeral of Mr. Timothy Gibbs which was held in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, this afternoon.

  • 5 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, and The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump today attended the National Commemorative Event at Southsea Common, Portsmouth, for the Seventy Fifth Anniversary of the D-Day Landings and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire (Mr. Nigel Atkinson), the Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) and the Chief of the Defence Staff and Aide-de-Camp General (General Sir Nicholas Carter).

    The Mayor of Portsmouth (Councillor David Fuller) surrendered to Her Majesty the Keys of the City of Portsmouth, which The Queen returned to him.

    Her Majesty, accompanied by His Royal Highness, and The President and Mrs. Trump met Heads of State, Heads of Government and Representatives.

    The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, and The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump viewed the National Commemorative Event telling the story of D-Day through musical performance, testimonial readings and Armed Forces displays.

    Her Majesty addressed those present and afterwards witnessed a flypast by modern and period aircraft.

    The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, and The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump met Veterans of D-Day and were received by the National President of the Royal British Legion (Lieutenant General James Bashall).

    The Queen bade farewell to The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump.

    The President and Mrs. Trump attended a Reception given by The Prince of Wales for Heads of State, Heads of Government and Representatives.

    The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump subsequently joined The Prince of Wales at a Reception for Veterans of D-Day and their families.

    The President afterwards attended a Luncheon with Heads of State, Heads of Government and Representatives.

    Mrs. Trump attended a Luncheon with Mr. Philip May.

    The Earl Peel (Lord Chamberlain) was present at Southampton Airport this afternoon upon the Departure of The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump and bade farewell to The President and Mrs. Trump on behalf of The Queen upon the conclusion to the State Visit to Her Majesty.

    The Lady Wakeham (Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire) was present at Southampton Airport this morning upon the Arrival of The President of the Hellenic Republic and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

    The Lady Wakeham was present at Southampton Airport later upon the Arrival of The President of the French Republic and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

  • 4 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The President of the United States of America this morning attended a United Kingdom-United States Senior Business Leaders Group Breakfast Meeting at St. James's Palace and was received by The Duke of York, the Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) and the Rt. Hon. Liam Fox MP (Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade).

    The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump afterwards visited No. 10 Downing Street where The President held Bilateral Talks with the Prime Minister and subsequently was entertained to Luncheon by the Prime Minister of behalf of Her Majesty's Government.

    The President of the United States of America and the Prime Minister this afternoon held a joint Press Conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London SW1.

    The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump, accompanied by the Prime Minister and Mr. Philip May, this afternoon visited Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London SW1, and were received by the Director-General of Imperial War Museums (Ms. Diane Lees).

    The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump this evening gave a Dinner at Winfield House, Regent's Park, London NW1.

    Mrs. Trump, accompanied by Mr. Philip May, this afternoon attended a Garden Party at No. 10 Downing Street.

    The Hon. Scott Morrison MP (Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia) was received by The Queen this afternoon.

    Mrs. Morrison was also received by Her Majesty.

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui at 29 Holland Park, London W11, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the United Arab Emirates to the Court of St. James's.

    Mr. Bruce Holder (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this afternoon upon the Arrival of the Governor-General of New Zealand and welcomed Her Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 3 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Viscount Brookeborough KG (Lord in Waiting) was present at Stansted Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump and welcomed The President and Mrs. Trump on behalf of The Queen.

    The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump today commenced a State Visit in London to The Queen.

    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall welcomed The President and Mrs. Trump on behalf of Her Majesty in the Garden of Buckingham Palace.

    The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump, accompanied by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, walked to the West Terrace of Buckingham Palace and were met by The Queen.

    Gun Salutes were fired in Green Park by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and at the Tower of London by the Honourable Artillery Company.

    A Guard of Honour was provided at Buckingham Palace by Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards.

    Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard and a Detachment of Household Cavalry were on duty.

    The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump this afternoon drove to Westminster Abbey where, having been received by The Duke of York, The President laid a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

    The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump afterwards had Tea with The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House.

    The Queen gave a State Banquet this evening in honour of The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump at which The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke 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 of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy were present.

    The following had the honour of being invited:

    Suite of The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump:

    His Excellency Mr. Robert Wood Johnson (Ambassador from the United States of America to the Court of St. James's) and Mrs. Johnson, the Hon. Steven Mnuchin (Secretary of the Treasury) and Mrs. Louise Linton, the Hon. John Mulvaney (Assistant to The President and Acting Chief of Staff), the Hon. John Bolton (Assistant to The President for National Security Affairs), the Hon. Ivanka Trump (Assistant to The President and Advisor to The President), the Hon. Jared Kushner (Assistant to The President and Senior Advisor to The President), the Hon. Stephen Miller (Assistant to The President and Senior Advisor for Policy), the Hon. Daniel Scavino (Assistant to The President and Senior Advisor for Digital Strategy), the Hon. Lindsay Reynolds (Assistant to The President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady), the Hon. Kellyanne Conway (Assistant to The President and Senior Counselor), the Hon. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Assistant to The President and Press Secretary), the Hon. Stephanie Grisham (Assistant to The President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications for the First Lady), Mr. Donald Trump, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Trump, and Ms. Tiffany Trump.

    Specially attached to The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump:

    The Hon. Dame Annabel Whitehead (Lady in Waiting), the Viscount Brookeborough KG (Lord in Waiting) and the Viscountess Brookeborough, Sir Kim Darroch (Her Majesty's Ambassador to the United States of America) and Lady Darroch, and Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah (Equerry in Waiting).

    Diplomatic Corps:

    His Excellency the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait and Mrs. Al-Duwaisan.

    The Cabinet and Government:

    The Prime Minister and Mr. Philip May, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office and Mrs. David Lidington, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Mrs. Philip Hammond, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Mrs. Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Defence (the Rt. Hon. Penelope Mordaunt MP), the Secretary of State for International Trade and Mrs. Liam Fox, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Mrs. Michael Gove, the Leader of the House of Lords (the Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) and Mr. James Wild, and the Rt. Hon. Sir Alan Duncan MP (Minister of State for Europe and the Americas, Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and Mr. James Dunseath.

    Special Invitations:

    The Lord and Lady Bamford, Ms. Ruth Cairnie and Mr. Anthony Heggs, Mr. Mark Carney, Sir Roger and Lady Carr, General Sir Nicholas and Lady Carter, the Lord Great Chamberlain and the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, Mr. and Mrs. Ian Davis, Ms. Cressida Dick, the Rt. Hon. Nigel Dodds MP and Mrs. Dodds, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Fleming, the Lord Speaker and the Lady Fowler, Sir Lucian and Lady Grainge, the Lord and Lady Hague of Richmond, the Baroness Hale of Richmond and Dr. Julian Farrand, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hill, Dame Vivian Hunt and Mr. Nicholas Basden, Mr. and Mrs. Leif Johansson, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress, Mr. and Mrs. Helge Lund, Sir Simon and the Hon. Lady McDonald, Dr. and Mrs. Gerry Murphy, Sir Kenneth and Lady Olisa, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Parker, Ms. Kathryn Parsons, Mr. Antony Phillipson, Mr. Leo Quinn and Mrs. Elaine Fitzpatrick-Quinn, Mr. Christopher Ruddy, Sir Mark and Lady Sedwill, Professor Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Speth, Mr. and Mrs. James Staley, Mr. and Mrs. Jon Stanton, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Tucker, Mr. Ben van Beurden and Mrs. Stacey Dickson-van Beurden, Ms. Emma Walmsley and Mr. David Owen, and Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Younger.

    White House and United States Delegation Guests:

    The Hon. Daniel Walsh (Assistant to The President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations), the Hon. Emma Doyle (Assistant to The President and Principal Deputy Chief of Staff), the Hon. Derek Lyons (Assistant to The President and White House Staff Secretary), the Hon. Robert Blair (Assistant to The President and Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff), the Hon. Sean Lawler (Chief of Protocol of the United States), the Hon. Fiona Hill (Deputy Assistant to The President and Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs, National Security Council), Ms. Yael Lempert (Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy), Mr. Aaron Cope (Director for Western Europe, National Security Council), Mr. James Goldston (President, ABC News) and Ms. Laura Trevelyan, and the Hon. John Rogers (Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Directors) and Ms. Deborah Lehr.

  • 1 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, accompanied by Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, honoured Epsom Races with her presence today.

  • 30 May 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Excellency Ms. Linda Scott 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 Namibia in London.

    His Excellency Dr. John Gosiamemang Ndebele Seakgosing 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 Botswana in London.

    Mrs. Seakgosing was also received by Her Majesty.

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

    Sir Jeremy Greenstock was received by The Queen upon relinquishing his appointment as King of Arms of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George and delivered up to Her Majesty the Insignia of Office.

    The Baroness Ashton of Upholland was received by The Queen when Her Majesty handed to her the Insignia of Office upon her appointment as King of Arms of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George.

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by The Duke of York at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Duchess of Abercorn which was held in the Cathedral Church of St. Anne, Belfast, this afternoon.

    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were represented by the Earl of Caledon.

    The Earl and Countess of Wessex were represented by the Viscount Brookeborough KG.

    The Princess Royal was represented by Leonora, Countess of Lichfield.

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were represented by Mr. William Montgomery.

    The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Mr. Noel Lamb.

    Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy was represented by the Lord O'Neill.

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