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  • 19 June 2019

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen honoured Ascot Races with her presence today.

  • 18 June 2019

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen honoured Ascot Races with her presence today.

  • 17 June 2019

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, The Duke of York, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal, The Duke of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, today held a Chapter of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in the Throne Room, Windsor Castle.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, The Countess of Wessex, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duchess of Gloucester, The King and Queen of Spain and The King and Queen of the Netherlands were present.

    Lady Mary Peters and the Marquess of Salisbury were present.

    The following Knights Companion were present: the Duke of Abercorn, Field Marshal the Lord Bramall, the Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, Sir Timothy Colman, Sir Antony Acland, the Lord Butler of Brockwell, the Lord Morris of Aberavon, the Rt. Hon. Sir John Major, the Lord Luce, Sir Thomas Dunne, the Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce, Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Lord Stirrup, the Lady Manningham Buller, the Lord King of Lothbury, the Lord Shuttleworth, Sir David Brewer, the Viscount Brookeborough and Lady Mary Fagan.

    The Officers of the Order were: the Bishop of Winchester (Prelate), the Dean of Windsor (Register), Mr. Thomas Woodcock (Garter), Miss Sarah Clarke (Lady Usher of the Black Rod) and Mr. Patric Dickinson (Secretary).

    Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Segrave (Secretary, Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood), Mr. Max Bowen (Page of Honour) and Mr. Robert Bruce (Page of Honour) were in attendance.

    The Queen welcomed The King of Spain and The King of the Netherlands as Extra Knights Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

    Her Majesty invested Lady Mary Peters with the Insignia of a Lady Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter and the Marquess of Salisbury with the Insignia of a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

    The Queen later gave a Luncheon Party for the Companions of the Most Noble Order of the Garter at which The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, 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 and Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy were present.

    The King and Queen of Spain and The King and Queen of the Netherlands were also present.

    The following had the honour of being invited: the Duke of Abercorn and the Lady Sophie Hamilton, Field Marshal the Lord Bramall, the Lord and Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover, Sir Timothy Colman and Mrs. Peter Troughton, Sir Anthony and Lady Acland, the Lord and Lady Butler of Brockwell, the Lord Morris of Aberavon and the Hon. Mrs. Cross, the Rt. Hon. Sir John Major and Dame Norma Major, the Lord Luce, Sir Thomas and Lady Dunne, the Lord and Lady Phillips of Worth Matravers, Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce and the Hon. Mrs. Barling, Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Lord and Lady Stirrup, the Baroness Manningham-Buller, the Lord and Lady King of Lothbury, the Lord and Lady Shuttleworth, Sir David and Lady Brewer, the Viscount and Viscountess Brookeborough, Lady Mary Fagan and Captain Christopher Fagan, Lady Mary Peters and Mr. John Peters, the Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury, the Bishop of Winchester, the Dean of Windsor, Mr. Thomas Woodcock, Miss Sarah Clarke, Mr. Patric Dickinson, Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Segrave, Mr. Max Bowen and Mr. Robert Bruce.

    An Installation Service was held in St. George's Chapel this afternoon at which The King of Spain and The King of the Netherlands were installed as an Extra Knights Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter and Lady Mary Peters and the Marquess of Salisbury were installed as a Lady Companion and a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

    Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms and The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard were on duty in the Chapel.

    Mr. Dennis Rensch (Deputy Lieutenant of Essex) was present at London Stansted Airport this morning upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Colombia and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 16 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Baroness Barran (Baroness in Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 14 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Daniel Eduardo Fabrega Venier at 40 Hertford Street, London W1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Panama to the Court of St. James's.

  • 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.