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  • 2 April 2019

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen, Patron, this evening gave a Reception at Windsor Castle to mark the Centenary of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

    The Princess Royal and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were present.

  • 28 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen arrived at Castle Cary Railway Station this morning and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset (Mrs. Richard Maw).

    Her Majesty drove to Manor Farm Stables, Ditcheat, and was received by the Joint Yard Owners (Mr. and Mrs. Paul Barber).

    The Queen toured the Stables, escorted by Mr. Paul Nicholls (Trainer), and viewed horses being paraded, before meeting representatives from the University of Bath working on research projects on equestrian sport spinal injuries and racehorse welfare and subsequently meeting stable lads, lasses, the vet and the blacksmith.

    Her Majesty afterwards visited King's Bruton School, the Plox, Bruton, and was received by Brigadier David Godsal (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset), the Senior Warden (Lieutenant General Anthony Palmer) and Mr. Ian Wilmshurst (Headmaster).

    The Queen moved to the Music School and, escorted by the Headmaster, met pupils and teachers before viewing a choir performance in the Recital Hall and officially opening The Queen Elizabeth Music School.

    Her Majesty was subsequently entertained to Luncheon in the Memorial Hall by the Senior Warden.

    The Queen, Patron, this afternoon met members of the Royal Bath and West of England Society in the Basil Wright Building.

    Her Majesty afterwards moved onto the lawn and was received by Ms. Susan Mountstevens (Police and Crime Commissioner) before naming a new Avon and Somerset Police horse.

    The Queen later visited Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, and was received by Joint Presidents (Mr. and Mrs. Iwan Wirth).

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

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Lord Craig of Radley (formerly Chief of the Defence Staff) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Field Marshal the Lord Vincent of Coleshill (formerly Chief of the Defence Staff and Master Gunner of St. James's Park) which was held at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey, today.

    The Duke of York was represented by Admiral Sir Jock Slater.

    The Princess Royal was represented by Major Harry Wallace.

    The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Mr. Nicolas Adamson.

  • 27 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Excellency Mrs. Ruchi Ghanashyam 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 India in London.

    Mr.Ajjampur Ranagaiah Ghanashyam was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Tarek Adel was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Mona Said was also received by Her Majesty.

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

    Air Vice-Marshal Garry Tunnicliffe was received by The Queen this afternoon upon relinquishing his appointment as Defence Services Secretary.

    Rear Admiral James Macleod was received by The Queen upon assuming his appointment as Defence Services Secretary.

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

  • 26 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    His Excellency Mr. Manoah Esipisu was received in audience by The Queen today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Republic of Kenya in London.

    Mrs. Waithiegeni Kanguru-Esipisu was also received by Her Majesty.

    Her Excellency Mrs. Aleksandra Joksimovic was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Serbia to the Court of St. James's.

    Mr. Sinisa Krajcinovic was also received by Her Majesty.

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

    His Excellency the Hon. Kim Beazley was received in audience by The Queen this afternoon and kissed hands upon his appointment as Governor of Western Australia.

    Ms. Susanna Annus was also received by Her Majesty.

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Sir Christopher Mallaby (formerly Her Majesty's Ambassador to Germany) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Sir Nigel Broomfield (formerly Her Majesty's Ambassador to Germany) which was held in the Guards' Chapel, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London SW1, this afternoon.

    The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Mr. Nicholas Turnbull.

  • 22 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning.

  • 20 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The following were received in audience by The Queen today and kissed hands upon their appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassadors: Mr. Michael Gifford (the Republic of Kazakhstan), Mr. Richard Wood (the Kingdom of Norway), Mr. Nicholas Archer (the Czech Republic) and Mr. Patrick Moody (the United Arab Emirates).

    Mrs. Gifford, Mr. Xavier Piot and Mrs. Moody were also received by Her Majesty.

    Mrs. Inderjit Jutlla was received by The Queen this afternoon upon relinquishing her appointment as Assistant Treasurer to The Queen when Her Majesty invested her with the Insignia of a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

  • 19 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, Patron, accompanied by The Duchess of Cambridge, this morning opened Bush House, King's College London, Strand, London WC2, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa), the Chairman of the Council (the Lord Geidt) and Councillor Lindsey Hall (Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster).

    Her Majesty, escorted by the Chairman of the Council, and Her Royal Highness, escorted by Professor Edward Byrne (President and Principal), toured the Building, viewing a robotics demonstration and a virtual trading room, and met students, members of staff and supporters.

    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.

  • 17 March 2019

    Appendix To Court Circular

    The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Reverend Cortland Fransella and the Reverend Steven Brookes to be Deputy Priests in Ordinary to Her Majesty.

  • 14 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Tank Regiment, today received Major General John Patterson upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel Commandant and Brigadier Gavin Thompson upon assuming the appointment.

    Mr. Andrew Stephenson MP (Vice-Chamberlain of the Household) was received in audience by The Queen this afternoon and presented an Address from the House of Commons to which Her Majesty was graciously pleased to make reply.

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

  • 13 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    His Excellency Mr. Rafael Ortiz Fabrega was received in audience by The Queen today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Costa Rica to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Laura Valverde Borbon was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Masud Khalifazoda was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Tajikistan to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Mutriba Dzhabborova was also received by Her Majesty.

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

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

    The Queen held a Council at 6.00 p.m..

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP (Lord President), the Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal), the Rt. Hon. Brandon Lewis MP (Minister without Portfolio) and the Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd MP (Secretary of State for Work and Pensions).

    The Rt. Hon. Sir Stephen Males, the Rt. Hon. Dame Vivien Rose and Mrs. Elizabeth Saville Roberts MP were sworn in as members of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    At the Council, The Queen pricked the List of High Sheriffs for the Counties of England (other than Cornwall and those in the Duchy of Lancaster) and Wales.

    After the Council, Sir Alan Reid had an audience of Her Majesty when The Queen pricked the List of High Sheriffs for the Counties of the Duchy of Lancaster.

    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.