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  • 4 August 2020

    Balmoral Castle

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Balmoral Castle from Windsor Castle this afternoon.

  • 3 August 2020

    Windsor Castle

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Sergei Aleinik at 6 Kensington Court, London W8, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Belarus to the Court of St. James's.

  • 28 July 2020

    Windsor Castle

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Tadej Rupel at 17 Dartmouth Street, London SW1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Slovenia to the Court of St. James's.

  • 27 July 2020

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen, Duke of Lancaster today held a Meeting with Sir Alan Reid (Chairman of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster) and Mr. Nathan Thompson (Chief Executive Officer) via telephone.

  • 24 July 2020

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen today held a Meeting with Sir Simon McDonald (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Head of the Diplomatic Service) via video link.

    Her Majesty met Ms. Miriam Escofet (portrait artist) who, with Sir Simon McDonald, unveiled a commissioned portrait of The Queen on behalf of Her Majesty.

    The Queen heard about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's contribution to the Covid-19 pandemic response and spoke to two members of staff about their roles.

    By command of Her Majesty, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) telephoned His Excellency Dr. Rizal Sukma this afternoon in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Indonesia to the Court of St. James's.

  • 22 July 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 evening.

    The Duke of Edinburgh today took the salute at the Bugle Call, "No More Parades", at Windsor Castle upon His Royal Highness retiring as Colonel-in-Chief, The Rifles.

  • 21 July 2020

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen held a Council via video link at 12.00 noon.

    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 Rt. Hon. Oliver Dowden MP (Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports) and the Rt. Hon. Alister Jack MP (Secretary of State for Scotland).

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

    The Queen received the Archbishop of York (the Most Reverend and Rt. Hon. Stephen Cottrell) via video link, who did homage upon his appointment.

    The Rt. Hon. Robert Buckland MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice) administered the Oath.

    The Bishop of Carlisle (Clerk of the Closet) was in attendance.

  • 17 July 2020

    Windsor Castle

    Captain Sir Thomas Moore was received by The Queen this afternoon when Her Majesty conferred upon him the honour of Knighthood and invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Bachelor.

  • 15 July 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 evening.

  • 13 July 2020

    Windsor Castle

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) telephoned Her Excellency Dr. Soeung Rathchavy this morning in order to bid farewell to Her Excellency upon relinquishing her appointment as Ambassador from the Kingdom of Cambodia to the Court of St. James's.

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