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  • 21 November 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    General Sir Nicholas Carter was received by The Queen today upon his appointment as Chief of the Defence Staff.

    The following were received in audience by The Queen this afternoon and kissed hands upon their appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassadors: Ms. Jane Owen (the Swiss Confederation), Mr. Frank Baker (the State of Libya), Mr. Michael Aron (the Republic of Yemen) and Mr. Samuel Thomas (the Islamic Republic of Mauritania).

    Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Kate Orrick and Miss Emma Cassidy-Gray were also received by Her Majesty.

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

  • 20 November 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, Patron, this morning visited the Headquarters of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 12 Great George Street, London SW1, to mark its One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa), the President (Mr. John Hughes) and Mr. Sean Tompkins (Chief Executive Officer).

    Her Majesty viewed an exhibition about the contribution of surveyors to society and met members of staff, and locked a "Penfold Letter Box" time capsule to be opened on the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Institution.

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

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP (Lord President), 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), the Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP (Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office) and the Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd MP.

    The Rt. Hon. Stephen Barclay MP was sworn in as a member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    The Rt. Hon. Stephen Barclay MP took the Oath of Office, kissed hands upon appointment and received the Seals of Office as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

    The Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd MP took the Oath of Office, kissed hands upon appointment and received the Seals of Office as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

    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.

  • 18 November 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    Mr. Ian Juffs was received by The Queen today when Her Majesty decorated him with the Bar to the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver).