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  • 10 November 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen was present this morning during the Ceremony at the Cenotaph on the occasion of Remembrance Day. A wreath was laid on behalf of The Queen by The Prince of Wales. A wreath was laid on behalf of The Duke of Edinburgh by Captain James Aubrey. A wreath was laid by The Prince of Wales. Wreaths were also laid by The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of Sussex, The Duke of York, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal and The Duke of Kent. The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duchess of Sussex, The Countess of Wessex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Prince Michael of Kent and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence were present during the Ceremony. The Duke of York afterwards took the salute at the March Past of Ex-Servicemen and Civilian Organisations on Horse Guards Parade, London SW1.

  • 9 November 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, Patron, was present this evening at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, 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 Prince Michael of Kent were present.

  • 8 November 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Koji Tsuruoka at 23 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8, this afternoon in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from Japan to the Court of St. James's.

  • 7 November 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Major General Benjamin Bathurst was received by The Queen today upon relinquishing his appointment as Major General Commanding Household Division when Her Majesty conferred upon him the honour of Knighthood and invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. The following members of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms were received by The Queen: Colonel Christopher MacKenzie-Beevor who delivered up his Stick of Office upon his retirement as Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel John Kaye who delivered up his Stick of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant and received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Lieutenant, and Colonel Peter Flach who received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant. The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

  • 6 November 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen this morning. Her Majesty later visited the Royal British Legion Industries Extra Care Facility, Appleton Lodge, 14 Milner Road, Aylesford, to celebrate the Charity's Centenary and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Kent (the Viscount De L'Isle) and the Chairman of Royal British Legion Industries (Mr. Stephen Kingsman). The Queen toured the new Care Facility, escorted by Mr. Stephen Sherry (Chief Executive), met residents and their families, other residents and local schoolchildren reading and further residents carrying out various activities, before meeting trustees and supporters and officially opening the new Care Facility. Her Majesty this afternoon visited the Royal British Legion Industries Centenary Village at Victory House, Richard Corben Way, Aylesford, and viewed an apartment and plans for the future development of the Centenary Village before meeting Friends and volunteers, trustees and staff. The Queen placed a commemorative time capsule in the garden of the village. Afterwards Her Majesty was entertained to Luncheon by the Chairman. The Queen held a Council at 6.00 p.m.. There were present: the Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Robert Buckland (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice), the Rt. Hon. Alister Jack (Secretary of State for Scotland) and the Rt. Hon. Alok Sharma (Secretary of State for International Development). The Lord Ashton of Hyde, the Rt. Hon. Conor Burns, the Rt. Hon. Zacharias Goldsmith, the Rt. Hon. Alec Shelbrooke, the Rt. Hon. Christopher Skidmore and the Rt. Hon. Rishi Sunak were sworn in as members of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council. Mr. Richard Tilbrook was in attendance as Clerk of the Council. The Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg had an audience of Her Majesty before the Council. By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Rui Jorge Carneiro Mangueira at 22 Dorset Street, London W1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Angola to the Court of St. James's.

  • 5 November 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen gave a Reception at Buckingham Palace this evening for recently retired and appointed Lord-Lieutenants. The Princess Royal, The Duchess of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent were present. The Duke of Cambridge, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning. Her Majesty was represented by Colonel Toby Browne (Crown Equerry) at the Memorial Service for Miss Sylvia Stanier which was held at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Maidwell, Northamptonshire, this afternoon.

  • 31 October 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. Matthew Field (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Ms. Nicola Pollitt (the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal) and Mr. Christopher Trott (the Republic of South Sudan). Ms. Field-Klisovic, Mr. Mark Perrin and Mrs. Trott were also received by Her Majesty. Miss Angela Macro was received in audience by The Queen upon her appointment as British High Commissioner to the Kingdom of Lesotho. Mr. Peter Ashby was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. The Princess Royal, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

  • 30 October 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Very Reverend Dr. John Hall was received by The Queen today upon relinquishing his appointment as Dean of Westminster and delivered up to Her Majesty the Badge of Dean of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath when The Queen invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of Her Majesty this evening.

  • 26 October 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen was represented by the Lord Fellowes (Secretary and Registrar of the Order of Merit) at the Memorial Service for Sir Michael Atiyah OM which was held in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, this afternoon. The Princess Royal was represented by Mr. David Forfar.

  • 25 October 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning.