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  • 24 July 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP had an audience of The Queen this afternoon and tendered her resignation as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury which Her Majesty was graciously pleased to accept.

    Mr. Philip May was also received by The Queen.

    Her Majesty received in audience the Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP and requested him to form a new Administration. The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP accepted The Queen's offer and kissed hands upon his appointment as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury.

  • 17 July 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen this afternoon viewed the Summer Opening Exhibition at Buckingham Palace celebrating the Bicentenary of Queen Victoria's birth.

    The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of Her Majesty this evening.

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Jean-Pierre Jouyet at 11 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8, this evening in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the French Republic to the Court of St. James's.

  • 16 July 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, Duke of Lancaster today received Sir Alan Reid (Chairman of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster) and Mr. Nathan Thompson (Chief Executive Officer).

    Her Majesty, Colonel-in-Chief, Le Régiment de la Chaudière, this afternoon received the following: Brigadier Denis Belleau (Regimental Honorary Colonel), Mrs. Monique Leroux (Regimental Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel), Lieutenant-Colonel Francois Provost (Commandant Regiment de la Chaudiere), Captain Richard Paradis (Regimental office representative), Captain Daniel Granotier (Regimental honorary ambassador), Captain Maurice Robbens (Regimental honorary ambassador), Chief Warrant Officer Eric Lapalme (Regimental Sergeant-Major) and Master Warrant Officer Denis Halle (Instruction Sergeant-Major).

    The Queen received a representative party from The Royal Gurkha Rifles who presented The Queen's Truncheon for Her Majesty's inspection to mark the Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the founding of The Royal Gurkha Rifles.

    Afterwards Captain Kamal Bahadur Khapung Limbu, The Queen's Gurkha Engineers, and Captain Kiran Pun, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, (The Queen's Gurkha Orderly Officers) were received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested them with the Insignia of Members of the Royal Victorian Order.

  • 11 July 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Right Reverend and Rt. Hon. the Lord Chartres was received in audience by The Queen today upon relinquishing his appointment as Dean of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.

    The Right Reverend and Rt. Hon. Dame Sarah Mullally was received in audience by The Queen upon assuming her appointment as Dean of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal.

    Mr. Robin Budenberg (First Crown Estate Commissioner and Chairman, the Crown Estate Commission) was received by The Queen.

    Dame Alison Nimmo (Chief Executive, the Crown Estate) was also received by Her Majesty.

  • 10 July 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Mr. Gary Crosby was received by The Queen today when Her Majesty presented him with The Queen's Medal for Music.

    Ms. Judith Weir (Master of The Queen's Music) was present.

    The Queen received the Bishop of Norwich (the Right Reverend Graham Usher) who did homage upon his appointment.

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

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

    The following were received in audience by The Queen and kissed hands upon their appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassadors: Mr. Hamish Cowell (the Sultanate of Oman), Ms. Kate Harrisson (the Republic of Peru) and Mrs. Corin Robertson (the United Mexican States).

    Mrs. Shadi Khan, Mr. Nicholas Heath and Mr. James Robertson were also received by Her Majesty.

    Ms. Laura Clarke was received in audience by The Queen upon her appointment as British High Commissioner to New Zealand.

    Mr. Toby Fisher was also received by Her Majesty.

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

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Melvyn Stride MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Gregory Clark MP (Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), the Rt. Hon. Damian Hinds MP (Secretary of State for Education) and the Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd MP (Secretary of State for Work and Pensions).

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

    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.

  • 9 July 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, Patron, this morning visited the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Park Farm, Cambridge, to celebrate the Institute's Centenary and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (Mrs. Julie Spence), the Board Chairman (Mr. James Godfrey) and the Mayor of Cambridge (Councillor Gerri Bird).

    Her Majesty toured the Institute, escorted by Dr. Tina Barsby (Chief Executive and Director), viewing various displays and meeting long-serving members of staff.

    The Queen, Patroness, was entertained to Luncheon at Queens' College, Cambridge, this afternoon by the President of the College (the Lord Eatwell) and was received by Mr. Richard Barnwell (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire).

    The Queen later visited Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, and was received by The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Chairman (Professor John Wallwork) and Mr. Stephen Posey (Chief Executive).

    Her Majesty, accompanied by Her Royal Highness and escorted by the Chairman and Chief Executive, toured the Hospital and met teams of members of staff and two former transplant patients, before opening the Hospital.

  • 4 July 2019

    Palace Of Holyroodhouse

    The Queen this morning visited Gorgie City Farm, 51 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Francis Ross, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost) and the Chairman (Mr. George Elles).

    Her Majesty toured the farm, escorted by Mr. Iain Herbert (Chief Executive), viewing the gardens and meeting children carrying out experiments in the duck enclosure.

    The Queen then moved to the stables and the farm, viewing cows and sheep, and afterwards Her Majesty met Pet Lodge volunteers and children working with small animals.

  • 3 July 2019

    Palace Of Holyroodhouse

    The Rt. Hon. Kenneth Mackintosh MSP (Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament) was received by The Queen today.

    The Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP (First Minister of the Scottish Government) was received by Her Majesty.

    The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KT (Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland) was received by The Queen and reported on the recent proceedings of the General Assembly.

    Mr. Adair Anderson, winner of the annual shooting event of The Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers, was presented to Her Majesty this afternoon and received The Queen's Prize.

    The Queen gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

    The Duke of York, The Earl of Wessex and Forfar and The Princess Royal were present.

    The Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers and the High Constables of the Palace of Holyroodhouse were on duty.

    The Royal Marine Band Scotland, the Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Pipers' Society played selections of music during the afternoon.

  • 2 July 2019

    Palace Of Holyroodhouse

    The Queen held an Investiture at the Palace of Holyroodhouse this morning.

    Afterwards the Very Reverend Professor Iain Torrance was received by The Queen upon relinquishing his appointment as Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland and Dean of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

    The Very Reverend Professor David Fergusson was received by The Queen upon assuming his appointment as Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland and Dean of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.

  • 2 July 2019

    Appendix To Court Circular

    The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Very Reverend Professor Iain Torrance to be an Extra Chaplain to Her Majesty in Scotland.