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The Court Circular is the official record of past royal engagements . Search Court Circulars detailing engagements undertaken by all members of the Royal Family going back to 1997 in this section of the Media Centre.

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  • 25 January 2023

    Sandringham, Norfolk

    The Queen Consort this morning opened the new offices of the Royal Osteoporosis Society, St. James House, the Square, Lower Bristol Road, Bath, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset (Mr. Mohammed Saddiq).

    Her Majesty subsequently attended a Reception at Guildhall, High Street, Bath, to mark the official opening of the new offices of the Royal Osteoporosis Society.

    The Queen Consort this afternoon visited St. Cyriac's Church, Church Street, Lacock, and, having been received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire (Mrs. Peter Troughton), planted a tree for The Queen's Green Canopy in the Church grounds.

    Her Majesty afterwards visited local businesses in Lacock.

  • 20 January 2023

    Sandringham, Norfolk

    The King this morning arrived at Manchester Victoria Railway Station and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester (Mrs. Diane Hawkins), the Lord Mayor of Greater Manchester (Councillor Donna Ludford) and the Mayor of Greater Manchester (Mr. Andrew Burnham).

    His Majesty drove to the Northwest hub of Government Communications Headquarters, Heron House, Albert Square, Manchester, and was received by the Director (Sir Jeremy Fleming), before meeting members of staff and viewing a school class taking place.

    The King afterwards visited Kellogg's factory, Park Road, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester, to mark the Company's Centenary in the United Kingdom, and was received by Mr. Christopher Silcock (Managing Director of the United Kingdom and Ireland), Mr. Timothy McKnight (Manchester Plant Director) and the Mayor of Trafford (Mr. Christopher Boyes).

    His Majesty toured the Culinary Centre viewing a cooking demonstration before visiting the factory floor.

    The King and The Queen Consort this afternoon attended a Reception for representatives from the local community at Bolton Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton, and were received by the Mayor of Bolton (Councillor Akhtar Zaman).

    Their Majesties later visited Norbrook Community Centre, Withenshawe, Bordley Walk, Wythenshawe, Manchester, and were received by the Owner (Mr. Gavin Evans) and Mr. Adam Beech (Youth Worker and Programme Lead).

    The King and The Queen Consort toured the renovated outdoor area of the Community Centre and the sports facilities before watching young people playing sport and meeting members of the Centre.

  • 18 January 2023

    Balmoral Castle

    The King this afternoon attended a Reception for British Muslim Faith Leaders participating in the Mosaic Leadership Programme at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire.

    His Majesty this evening received Sir Ian Cheshire (Chairman, The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund) and Ms. N. Jeffery (Chief Executive Officer) at Dumfries House.

    The Queen Consort, Chancellor, this morning visited the Science Teaching Hub at the University of Aberdeen, King's College, Aberdeen, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Aberdeen (Councillor David Cameron, the Lord Provost).

    The Princess Royal, on behalf of The King, held an Investiture at the Palace of Holyroodhouse this morning.

    Her Royal Highness, on behalf of His Majesty, held an Investiture at the Palace of Holyroodhouse this afternoon.

  • 16 January 2023

    Balmoral Castle

    The President of the Republic of Cyprus and Mrs. Anastasiades visited The King and The Queen Consort this morning.

  • 15 December 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    His Excellency Mr. Inigo Lambertini was received in audience by The King today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Italian Republic to the Court of St. James's.

    Ms. Maria Grazia Gragnano was also received by His Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Magzhan Ilyassov was received in audience by The King and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Akmaral Aidarbekova was also received by His Majesty.

    Sir Philip Barton (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs) was present.

    Mrs. Johanna Churchill MP (Vice-Chamberlain of the Household) was received in audience by The King this afternoon and presented Addresses from the House of Commons to which His Majesty was graciously pleased to make reply.

    The King and The Queen Consort this afternoon visited London's Community Kitchen, Christchurch Avenue, Harrow, and were received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa), the Chief Executive (Mr. Mumtaz Khan), the Mayor of London (the Rt. Hon. Sadiq Khan) and the Mayor of Harrow (Councillor Janet Mote).

    His Majesty, escorted by the Chief Executive, and Her Majesty, escorted by Ms. Suzy Jakeman (Head of Projects and Partnerships), toured the facilities, viewing the surplus food market, the Cookery School and the Kind Café and meeting students, members of staff and volunteers, before officially opening Paddington Garden.

    The King and The Queen Consort later attended a Christmas Carol Service held by The Princess of Wales in Westminster Abbey, London SW1.

    The Princess Royal, on behalf of The King, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.

  • 13 December 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    The Sultan of Brunei Darussalam visited The King at Windsor Castle this afternoon.

    The Queen Consort this morning visited Emmaus Surrey, Lambeth and Croydon, Bobby Vincent House, 9A Knights Hill, London SE27, and was received by Mr. Christopher Wellbelove (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

  • 9 December 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    The King and The Queen Consort this morning visited Wrexham Association Football Club, Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham, and were received by Lady Hudson (Deputy Lieutenant of Clwyd), and Mr. Robert McElhenney III and Mr. Ryan Reynolds (Co-Chairmen).

    Their Majesties proceeded onto the pitch and met players and staff, before learning about the redevelopment of the club and plans for the new stand.

    The King and The Queen Consort this afternoon drove to St. Giles' Parish Church, Wrexham, and were received by Mr. Lloyd FitzHugh (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Clwyd), the Rt. Hon. Mark Drakeford MS (First Minister of Wales) and Councillor Brian Cameron (Mayor of Wrexham County Borough Council).

    Their Majesties attended a Service of Celebration, led by the Reverend Canon Dr. Jason Bray (Vicar of St. Giles' Parish Church), during which The King conferred City Status on Wrexham.

    Afterwards Their Majesties viewed a First Edition King James Bible, before meeting members of the local community.

    The King later visited Erddig Hall and was received by Mr. Charles Barnett (Deputy Lieutenant of Clwyd), Ms. Hilary McGrady (Director General, National Trust) and Ms. Lhosa Daly (Director for National Trust Cymru).

    His Majesty planted a tree for The Queen's Green Canopy and then, with the First Minister of Wales, planted a commemorative tree to mark Her late Majesty's Platinum Jubilee.

    The King subsequently met members of staff and volunteers.

    The Lord Davies of Gower (Lord in Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of The Sultan of Brunei Darussalam and welcomed His Majesty on behalf of The King.

  • 7 December 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    The King today visited the Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London SW1, to celebrate the Fortieth Anniversary of Business in the Community and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa).

    His Majesty viewed a display of four decades of the charity's work, meeting founders, members and beneficiaries of the organisation, recognising the charity's Race at Work initiative and hearing about the impact of the Seeing Is Believing programme.

    The Rt. Hon. Rishi Sunak MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The King this afternoon.

    The Queen Consort this afternoon received children and young people from Helen and Douglas House and Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity and helped them to decorate the Christmas Tree at Clarence House.

    The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The King, held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this afternoon.

  • 6 December 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    The King this morning met representatives of local voluntary and community organisations at Luton Town Hall, George Street, Luton, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire (Mrs. Susan Lousada), the Chief Executive of Luton Borough Council (Mr. Robin Porter) and the Mayor of Luton (Councillor Sameera Saleem).

    The King this afternoon visited the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Luton, Dallow Road, Luton, and was received by Mr. Christopher Sharwood-Smith (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire).

    His Majesty, escorted by Professor Gurch Randhawa (Deputy Lieutenant of Bedfordshire), visited the communal food hall and the main prayer room and met volunteers and members of the local community.

    The King afterwards visited Luton Direct Air-Rail Transit (DART) Parkway Station and was received by the Service Director of Luton Rising and Monitoring Officer (Mr. Mark Turner).

    His Majesty, escorted by the Deputy Leader of Luton Council (Councillor Aslam Khan) and the Chief Executive Officer of Luton Rising (Mr. Graham Olver), met members of staff, apprentices and representatives of local organisations before travelling on the DART train to Luton DART Airport Station.

    The King and The Queen Consort held an Evening Reception at Buckingham Palace for the Diplomatic Corps at which The Prince and Princess of Wales were present.

    The King was represented by Sir Charles Saumarez-Smith (Chairman of the Royal Drawing School) at the Memorial Service for Mr. Kenneth Howard (Artist, Royal Academician and former President of the New English Art Club) which was held in St. James's Church, Piccadilly, London SW1, today.

  • 29 November 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    The King held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning.

    The Lord Parker of Minsmere (Lord Chamberlain) had an audience of The King at Windsor Castle this afternoon and presented an Address from the House of Lords.

    His Majesty received the Rt. Hon. David Miliband (President and Chief Executive Officer, International Rescue Committee).

    The King afterwards held a Roundtable Discussion for Disasters Emergency Committee member agency Chief Executive Officers and aid workers.

    His Majesty, Captain General, Royal Marines, received Lieutenant General Robert Magowan upon relinquishing his appointment as Commandant General and General Gwyn Jenkins upon assuming the appointment.

    The Queen Consort was present at a Service of Thanksgiving for the Baroness Howe of Idlicote which was held in St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1, today.

    Her Majesty this afternoon held a Reception at Buckingham Palace to raise awareness of violence against women and girls.

    The Queen of the Belgians, The Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, The Crown Princess of Denmark and The Countess of Wessex were present.

    The Queen Consort afterwards received Mrs. Volodymyr Zelenska (wife of The President of Ukraine).

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